June 2008

Volume 8 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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Patient Information and Understanding Lacking When Faced with Cardiac Device Recalls
Background The patient was a 33-year-old white female who presented with symptoms of dyspnea, palpitations, and fatigue that had been present for six months. A 48-hour Holter monitor demonstrated 68,356 premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). This…
In my time as the manager of a dynamic and lively EP lab at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, I have learned many things. In my opinion, these are the five things that have contributed to our department’s success.
Explain T-wave alternans testing. What were your goals in doing this T-wave alternans research?
New Questions: Mobile EP Labs I was wondering if anyone is aware of any functioning mobile EP labs? I have found little information on mobile electrophysiology laboratories. I am specifically wondering how one is set up, the cost to run a mobile…
For 2008, the focus was on “Late-Breaking Clinical Trials.” The sponsor of this meeting was the Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Co-Chairmen of the mee…
This report describes two cases in which upper extremity vascular occlusion precluded sub-pectoral implantation, at which time the patient opted for the femoral approach. Previous literature describes successful follow-up periods of up to six months.…
Dominant Frequency (DF) mapping and AF cycle length (AFCL) monitoring software features are two of many features available on Bard’s LabSystem™ PRO EP recording system in the new EPLogix™ Mapping and Analysis Suite. The LabSystem PRO provides an inte…
June 6 – 7 Prucka/Cardiolab GE System Workshop Location: South Austin Hospital, Austin, Texas Tel.: 866-892-3408 Email: admin@tcainstitute.com Website: www.tcainstitute.com June 14 – 17 Heart Failure 2008 Location: Milano Convention Centre, Mil…
 What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The dedicated EP lab at Hillcrest Medical Center is one of three cath lab rooms. We have two electrophysiologists (Dr. David Sandler…