May 2007

Volume 7 Issue 5

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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New Question: Skills List for Nurses Working in the EP Lab We are revising our policies and procedures manual, and I wanted to include a skills list for EP nurses. Would you know where I could find this information in order to tailor one for my d…
Describe who participated in the Inter-Association Task Force. The Inter-Association Task Force was made up of representatives from 15 different national medical societies. Also participating in the task force were some invited participants, such a…
What are your thoughts about non-EPs implanting ICDs? Do you train such individuals? What about dealing with device recalls? New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York, April 2007: Device recalls: We ve instituted more frequent f…
Arrhythmias can be bradycardias or tachycardias. Bradycardias are further divided into sinus bradycardias and heart block. Tachycardias can be supraventricular or ventricular. One should be very careful to describe the arrhythmia before giving a spec…
Dr. Blair Grubb is among the well-known authors in the syncope literature, having co-edited one of the most important books in the last decade that specifically addressed syncope and a multitude of original research papers regarding neurocardiogenic…
It is estimated that each year there are more than 900,000 implantable cardiac devices prescribed worldwide. There have also been an increasing number of MRI systems worldwide, with about 35 million magnetic imaging procedures performed yearly.3,4 Be…