June 2005

Volume 5 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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New Questions: Mixed Cath labs with RNs and CVTs I was asked by our Union for Nursing to research the pros and cons of having a mixed cath and EP lab with RNs and CVTs. Does anyone have any information so I don't have to reinvent everything? The l…
How does the OPTIMIZER work? How does it differ from a pacemaker? What features make the OPTIMIZER unique?
When did you start utilizing remote ICD technology?
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We have a one-room EP lab with four dedicated staff: two radiologic technologists, 1 RN, and 1 EP doctor. Both RTs are credentialed wit…
Case Report A 67-year-old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy and a history of syncope underwent a dual chamber defibrillator (ICD) implant. After a device recall, it was elected to replace the device locally with a new ICD. Device interrogation revea…
Dr. Vivek Y. Reddy of Cardiac Arrhythmia Services at Massachusetts General Hospital talked about how they integrated new three-dimensional (3D) images from MR and CT scans into electroanatomical mapping for guiding procedures, in particular, for atri…