March 2008

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Volume 8 Issue 3

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 Medtronic EnRhythm MRI SureScan pacing system. How does it work? The EnRhythm MRI SureScan pacing system consists of the dual-chamber EnRhythm MRI SureScan pacemaker and CapSureFix MRI SureScan pacing leads. It is designed for saf…
Case History An 80-year-old male patient presented to his primary care physician with reoccurring panic attacks and dyspnea; the panic attacks and symptoms were worse at night. He was unsuccessfully treated with anti-anxiety medications, and visited…
New Questions: Pause on ECG I want to learn about indications of pacing in patients with ventricular pause more than three seconds according to evidence-based medicine. Is it logical or not to choose >3 seconds? name withheld by request (…
How did the idea for this website come about? Tell us about Dr. Alan Lindsay and the reasons you dedicated this website to him.
When was the EP lab started at your institution? Before 1974: 5% 1975-1979: 3% 1980-1984: 13% 1985-1989: 27% 1990-1994: 27% 1995-1999: 16% 2000-2004: 6% 2005-present: 1% (Data N/A: 2%) Massachusetts General Hospital - October 2004: Dr. Jerem…
Hopefully your new year s resolution includes not only improving yourself, but facilitating improvement in the skills of your staff and department as well. There are so many ways you can help the educational growth of your team and staff. Think beyon…
Case Report A 32-year-old male was referred to the electrophysiology clinic for evaluation of a recent onset of dizziness that occurred while he was upright and was generally associated with exertion. This especially concerned him since he was worki…
What made you look into the topic of delayed defibrillation? What interested you about this topic? There has been a trend over the past decade in examining processes of care, and probably the most prominent one in the hospital setting is door-to-ba…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We have a one-room laboratory. The mix of staff is two electrophysiologists, three full-time RNs (one of which is a certified heart rh…
Looking back on the weekend of January 18-21, I was struck with jubilation, grief, laughter, and sadness, all wrapped up into one ball of emotion. These events are hard to organize, but even harder to stay away from when there are so many amazing peo…