May 2004

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Volume 4 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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Readers, is your lab a dedicated EP lab or is it shared with the Cath Lab? We are finding that many EP labs these days are now separate from the Cath Lab. The following accounts of cross training in the electrophysiology lab were taken from Spotlight…
Can you guess what is occuring in this electrocardiogram? In this monthly section, a difficult EP image is provided for our readers to identify. Send us your responses we will publish the answer in next month s issue! Description: A 60-year-old f…
Readers, thank you for your emails! This month, we have two new interesting questions for discussion. However, please do not limit yourself to just these; we are also including two of our previous questions still under discussion. If you have inform…
Dear readers, It s the most wonderful time of the year in the field of electrophysiology, that is. The annual Naspe-Heart Rhythm Society meeting is here. The first article featured in this issue is a special conversation with Peggy Strieper, DO. I…
SCD-HeFT Study Yields Clues on Expanded Defibrillator Use Following a landmark study in March that showed far more patients could be saved by simple shocks from implantable defibrillators, officials must now determine who would best benefit from th…
Occasionally, access may be difficult during a permanent pacemaker implant. Knowing the tricks of the trade are very important in order to perform an apparently complicated procedure quite easily. Case Management. This patient is a 75-year-old woma…
Case Report Despite a previous pulmonary vein (PV) isolation, a 51-year-old man developed recurrent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) after six months. AF occurred two to three times per week, with each episode lasting 24 to 30 hours. The patient…
Dr. Sangrigoli is co-author of a clinical study on Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry, which was presented at the 2003 NASPE Scientific Sessions.1 In this study, the investigators found that Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) detected seriou…
The Brugada syndrome (BS) is another inherited ion channelopathy which causes unexplained sudden death, particularly in middle-aged males.1-3 It is more common in southeast Asia and should particularly be considered when looking at unexplained sudden…
Atrial infarction (ATI) is detected in about 0.7-42% of autopsy findings of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) depends on whether or not the atria are specifically examined.1-3 Electrocardiography (ECG) is the only means of which antemortem diagnosis…