May 2005

Volume 5 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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Case Study #1: Incessant Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) A two-month-old, 4.5 kilogram infant presented with incessant SVT and tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy. The patient required intubation and mechanical ventilation due to respiratory failu…
The success of LV lead placement varies from 70-90%.1-3 A lower success rate is typical for attempts during the operator s early experience, and even the experienced operator still encounters challenging anatomy. Failed implantation necessitates an a…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Our electrophysiology department consists of five dedicated invasive labs and three non-invasive labs. We have a sixth lab, which remai…
Adopting Remote Device Monitoring vs. Hiring Staff At Cardiology Consultants, there is no such thing as a "typical day at the office." Our 26 physicians practice across the entire State of Delaware, as well as some rural areas of Maryland and New J…
Dr. Shen and his colleagues at the Mayo Clinic conducted the Syncope Evaluation in the Emergency Department Study (SEEDS). The genesis of the study was based on the central question whether an area designated for syncope evaluation in the emergency d…
Describe the role of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP). Approximately how many members are there currently? ACVP represents 3000+ individuals involved at all levels and in all specialties in the cardiovascular arena. We have over 4…
The physics of ICE are the same that are used for all applications of ultrasound. These include: 1) Mechanical waves with frequencies greater than 20,000 Hz; 2) Laws of sound wave reflection and refraction while crossing borders between materials of…
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