March 2005

Volume 5 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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Acute coronary occlusion following radiofrequency catheter ablation has previously been reported as a very rare complication in the treatment of accessory pathways.1 We report a case of acute coronary occlusion following a routine atrial flutter abla…
How did the MicroMaze procedure come about? Who was the first to perform it? This procedure was designed to offer effective atrial ablation to more patients via a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach. I am not sure who first performed a version…
From 2005, Vol. 5, No. 2: At MUSC Children s Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, all new employees go through a three-day hospital-wide orientation, followed by department orientation, and finally job specific orientation. Generally, the length o…
In today s computerized society, the internet has become a regular source of information. Common search engines like and are used to research anything that comes to mind. However, in electrophysiology, the terminology i…
For as many years as I can remember, nurses and technologists have all clamored that they are professionals and should be treated as professionals. All of the credentialing agencies for nursing, radiology and cardiology have set minimum standards req…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and the number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Marion General Hospital is a 176 acute-bed hospital in a small community in northeast Indiana. The electrophysiology lab employs fiv…
First of all, I was very sorry to miss the presentation by former Senator Bill Bradley at CryoCor's kickoff meeting before the Boston Atrial Fibrillation meeting. What were some of the things he spoke about? For example, when was he diagnosed with AF…