February 2008

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Volume 8 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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Tell us about the creation of the U-M Center for Arrhythmia Research. How did this come about, and when did you get involved?
The new training center is one of many EP advancements recently announced by St. David s Medical Center. This includes the installation of several new clinical technologies such as the Stereotaxis Niobe ® system and the Sensei Robotic Catheter System…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The Arrhythmia Service at Caritas St. Elizabeth s Medical Center is comprised of two state-of-the-art EP labs. Our staff of four electro…
Why did you choose to work in the field of electrophysiology? It was more or less a natural progression from the cath lab. As a nurse, I was often asked to sedate patients for EP studies. When EP separated from the cath lab, I followed. Describe…
Most physicians look to an information technology department or specialized Web site developer to create their online presence by way of Web sites. While useful, these can be expensive to develop, cumbersome to update, and limited in their ability to…
PETER J. WELLS, MD: In this webcast, we will talk about what role cryoablation can play in the practice of interventional electrophysiology. I am joined by Dr. George Van Hare, who is a professor of pediatrics at the University of California San Fran…
New Questions: Catheter Recycling I have a concern regarding recycling medical catheters. I have been sending catheters to a recycling company for about 10 years. I have always sent the catheter tips in an envelope provided by the company. I have al…
Dear readers, In our January issue, we featured several articles about promising research and technologies for 2008. This month, we highlight some innovative new EP institutions, including: In our interview with Dr. Jose Jalife, he talks about his…