July 2008

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Volume 8 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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Measuring the Effectiveness of Wearable Defibrillators and Implantable Devices: EP Lab Digest Speaks with Jeffrey Olgin, MD About the VEST/PREDICTS Study Tell us about the new VEST/PREDICTS study. What are the main objectives of both parts of the…
When was the EP lab started at your institution?
“If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” — Sir Isaac Newton I have been involved with cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology for almost 30 years. I started out as a biomedical technician and then gravitated in…
Abstract Ventricular tachycardia (VT) was mapped and ablated in a 34-year-old man with a history of a traumatic ventricular septal defect. Nonfluoroscopic three-dimensional (3D) mapping was used to guide the VT ablation. Case Report
Tell us about the creation of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center. What attracted you to move to St. David's? It was a combination of factors — the most important one is because of the group of very talented…
The AtriCure Minimally Invasive Platform Highlighted by Prominent Cardiac Surgeons and Electrophysiologists at Cardiostim in Nice, France
New Question: Protocol for Tilt Table Study I recently encountered a superior manager who halted all tilt studies unless the physician was at the bedside. Prior to this we were performing these exams while the MD was in the lab, within close proximi…
What Does the Literature Tell Us About Anxiety?
Tell us about what happened to Carolyn the day of her SCA. My wife Carolyn and I had recently married and had moved from Australia to Boston, where at the time she was working for IBM. She had a business trip in Dallas shortly after we were married…