May 2003

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Volume 3 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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CryoCor, Inc., a development stage medical technology company, announced that they continue to accumulate clinical experience with its Cardiac Cryoablation System. This growing experience comes from commercial use of the product in Europe and Asia an…
Delaying defibrillation until preliminary CPR is performed can improve survival in patients who have had longer duration ventricular fibrillation (VF), investigators say. Their randomized clinical trial is the first to show a benefit of CPR before de…
Compared with optimal medical treatment, biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), with or without an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), can reduce all-cause death and all-cause hospitalizations in patients with moderate or se…
The Electromedical Systems Division of Siemens Medical Solutions announces the availability of its INFINITY SC 6802XL modular configured monitor, which offers standard features of four waveform channels and a large 8.5-inch color display. Hospital…
Dr. Karch et al., from the Deutsches Herzzentrum München and Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, in Munich, Germany In this study, the authors investigated the differences between sustained and non-sust…
In our experience, the most challenging left atrial linear lesion is connecting the mitral annulus to the ostium of the left inferior PV, and it may be extremely difficult in some patients to achieve a complete and transmural lesion. The aim of the c…
Dr. Jaweed, Director of Research Training and Development of the Physician Research Network Inc., presented his session entitled The Guidelines for HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Compliance at this year s Association of C…
Ablation technology remains a fast-growing field of electrophysiology. In this special supplement, EP Lab Digest features the latest products and techniques in ablation therapy:  In the first article, Dr. Pierre Jais and colleagues from the Hôpita…
Named Lexington, Kentucky s Hospital of Choice for the last five years, Central Baptist Hospital strives to maintain the latest and greatest in technology at its facility. Since opening in 1954, Central Baptist Hospital has been committed to finding…
Dr. Shivkumar's arrhythmia unit at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the leading electrophysiology centers in the nation, with a distinguished track record of pioneering work in cardiac ablation. As one of the Clinical Invest…