July 2003

Volume 3 Issue 7

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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In July of 2000, when I first joined my group Cardiologists PC in Cedar Rapids, except for pacer and ICD implants that were also performed at St Luke s Hospital, all of the electrophysiology procedures were performed exclusively at Mercy Hospital s s…
An estimated 2 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation. Cleveland attorney David Malik, who had a 30-year history with the disease, finally contacted Andrea Natale, MD, the Director of the Electrophysiology Lab and Co-Section Head of Pacing…
Electrophysiology is logical and mechanistic, is loaded with satisfying and effective clinical therapies, but also abounds in important and interesting research questions. A case with AVNRT and multiple bystander pathways comes to mind. Vanderbil…
The UMass Memorial EP lab is truly the ‘little engine that could. UMass Memorial Medical Center is a tertiary care center and an academic medical center, serving central Massachusetts and the greater Worcester community, as well as northern Connec…
I have a question concerning some issues here at our EP lab thought you may be able to steer me in the right direction. I am looking for some information on the protective measures everyone else is using to reduce the radiation exposure to EP doctor…
Dear Readers, This month we bring you differing perspectives from both the patient and the physician. In our Patient Perspectives article, David Malik describes his 30-year history with atrial fibrillation. When his symptoms finally became too seve…
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The cost of providing high quality services within the healthcare organization has increased significantly over the past one or two decades, primarily due to decreased payments and the increased cost of doing business. This has led many organizations…