February 2007

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Volume 7 Issue 2

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Our campus includes two EP labs and a dedicated procedure room. There are 12 attending electrophysiologists and 11 EP fellows that pra…
On December 2, 2000, Greg Moyer collapsed in the locker room from SCA after playing 10 minutes of a basketball game. No automated external defibrillator (AED) was available and CPR was not started for 10 minutes because Greg had a pulse. Paramedics a…
New Questions: EP Data Entry I am interested in software that would help keep physicians' statistics, inventory, billing, and complications for the EP lab. Is there any software package that would be available or could be recommended? Marshall Sa…
When did this study take place? Why was it important to study depression in this population of patients? Is depression becoming more prevalent in heart failure patients? This study took place between January 2003 and June 2004. It is important to s…
The Medtronic CareLink Network is an Internet-based remote monitoring service for Medtronic cardiac device patients. The service has been available for patients with ICDs and CRT-Ds for several years, and is now being offered for pacemaker patients.…
Electrocautery has long been described to generate electromagnetic interference (EMI) and oversensing by implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Electrocautery is commonly used during surgical procedures involving implantation and explantation of pa…
AV and VV optimization are performed through the use of echocardiography or Doppler echo guidance. The reported paucity of optimization in the clinical area has been blamed on many factors: time, money, and lack of skilled cardiac sonographers. As a…