March 2006

Volume 6 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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Case Report M.W. is a 23-year-old male with a history of recurrent palpitations for several years. They generally occurred only with exercise, but he is a college football player with potential for a career with the NFL. He could often get near-syn…
How long has your program been in operation? Our 15-month Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist Program at Carnegie Institute began in March 2005, incorporating six quarters of technical instruction. Prior to that time, a successful pilot program…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Invasive Cardiovascular Services at Overlake Hospital Medical Center operate five laboratories. We provide comprehensive electrophysiol…
In the DDD pacing mode, the ventricular sensing channel waits for a conducted beat until the programmed AV interval (AV delay) times out. This typically results in a high percentage of ventricular pacing. Programming longer AV delays can increase the…
Review of Literature The ventricular lead for a single or dual permanent pacemaker is routinely positioned in the right ventricular apex (RVA) or right ventricular septum. Maneuvering the lead into the pulmonary artery via the right ventricular out…
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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequently documented etiology of myocardial ischemia, infarction and sudden cardiac death (SCD). There have been approximately 160 reported cases since the first description in 1931. In > 70%…
Approximately how many hospitals and institutions were not adhering to the guidelines? How was HRS able to come across the information that these institutions were not following the minimum competency standards for implantation? We heard from sever…