June 2007

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Volume 7 Issue 6

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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How did you get into the field of cardiac electrophysiology (EP)? I always enjoyed reading electrocardiograms as a medical student. Then, while a resident at Georgetown University Medical Center, I had the opportunity to work with Drs. Al Solomon a…
Nine-year-old Miriam Rouse has had quite a remarkable medical journey in her short life. She was born with DiGeorge Syndrome, or Velocardiofacial Syndrome, which is a rare immunodeficiency disorder characterized by various congenital abnormalities th…
New Questions: Catheter Placement Competency Check-Offs I would like a job description, and/or competency check-off list for placement of EP catheters during diagnostic studies by allied health professionals. Does any facility out there have a po…
The expert consensus can be downloaded from the Heart Rhythm Society s Web site (www.hrsonline.org); it is available in the complete comprehensive version or a shortened and succinct Executive Summary. The comprehensive version extensively reviews al…
How did the SCA Coalition come about? How did you become involved as Co-Chair?
Electrophysiologists are lucky. There are not enough of them in the market to allow the insurance companies to foist their typical tactics of participation or else upon them. In addition, with ever-increasing numbers of patients with heart rhythm abn…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Also, when was the EP lab started at your institution? We are a new EP lab facility, having opened in October 2006. At the present tim…
While monitoring during cases, we notice that the compensatory and non-compensatory pauses create different pressure levels. Why is this? RCIS Review Course Participant