February 2005

Volume 5 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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Please describe your medical background and education. Why did you choose to work in the field of electrophysiology? I completed my undergraduate at Abilene Christian University, then graduated from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomed…
The ACCF/AHA/HRS/SCAI Fluoroscopy Clinical Competence Statement has appeared in JACC and is available online at the respective site of each of these organizations. The purpose of this article is to review the rationale for the document, look at the k…
Currently Under Discussion: R2 Pads Does anyone routinely position the R2 pads under fluroscopy so that they are placed exactly over the heart? R. Sparrow, RN We do not use flouroscopy to position the pads directly over the heart. However, dur…
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also known as biventricular pacing, provides symptomatic relief, clinical improvement, prolonged survival, and a better quality of life for many heart failure patients. CRT defibrillators (CRT-D) also provide…
Despite significant advances in medical therapy of congestive heart failure (CHF), patients with class III and IV CHF suffer from a poor quality of life and a grave prognosis.1,2 Currently, there is ample evidence that atrial synchronized sequential…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The Pediatric Arrhythmia Service at MUSC has one fully dedicated digital bi-plane Philips cath lab, and one procedure room where we do…
Dr. Bubolz is located at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Please describe your medical background. What made you choose pediatric electrophysiology? I graduated from medical school at the University of Texas in Houston, and fro…
Technology has the ability to make healthcare occupations less physically demanding as well as reducing procedural steps and tedious paperwork. These advances are still in the early stages of adoption in most healthcare organizations. A study comm…