April 2003

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Volume 3 Issue 4

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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Responding to increased calls for better ways of diagnosing unexplained syncope, a Spanish research team has come up with a protocol involving selective use of electrophysiologic studies (EPSs), tilt-table tests (TTTs), and implantable loop recorders…
In a small, randomized trial comparing the two techniques, cryoablation proved significantly less painful to patients than radiofrequency (RF) ablation when used to ablate the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI). The cold technique did take slightly longer b…
The Electromedical Systems Division of Siemens Medical Solutions announces the introduction of TruST m12-lead ECG monitoring for its advanced Infinity Telemetry System. A patented algorithm, TruST makes continuous 12-lead monitoring and ST segment an…
MEDCONX, a leading provider of connection technology for minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic devices, announced two new product lines that complement its Smart Block, the versatile, cost-saving universal platform for connectors: 1) Smart Limi…
Recent advances in cryo technology have yielded positive results in the treatment of arrhythmias with cold energy delivered through a 7 French (Fr) catheter. Freezor®, a cryocatheter from CryoCath Technologies, has been in clinical use in Europe for…
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 two electrophysiology labs (both with fixed x-ray systems, one biplane, and one single plane), divided by a control room. We sh…
Dear Readers, We have received a tremendous response from readers regarding our January/February Industry Interview, which featured Indiana Heart Hospital, an all-digital, paperless, and filmless facility. I received many letters from other hospita…
Since publishing the article EP Lab Digest Speaks with Dr. Michael Venturini, Chief Medical Officer of Indiana Heart Hospital in our January/February 2003 issue of EP Lab Digest, I have received a large response from readers regarding other all-digit…
Oklahoma Heart Hospital recently opened its doors as an all-digital specialty hospital of its kind, realizing the vision of 34 cardiologists by using Cerner solutions, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The Joint Commission on Accre…