July 2005

Volume 5 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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What happens when you see a patient who should be paced, but whose ECG or EGM reveals pauses? Clearly, a patient receiving optimal pacing support is going to be paced regularly. Pauses indicate trouble. (Figure 1) The best approach to troublesho…
Describe the main objectives of the AVAIL CLS/CRT Study. In addition, please describe the Closed Loop Stimulation (CLS) technology from BIOTRONIK. The AVAIL Study s main objective is to demonstrate safety and effectiveness of biventricular pacing ov…
When was the EP lab started at your institution? The electrophysiology program at Sinai Grace Hospital was started in 2002. Dr. Mukarram Siddiqui joined Sinai-Grace Hospital and was named Director of the Electrophysiology Lab in January 2003. Under…
If that weren t enough, the Washington-based Advisory Board Company and their focused Cardiovascular Roundtable organization suggested, in a recent publication entitled Cardiac Services Survival, Competitive Imperatives for Future Prosperity in a Pre…
Describe your medical background. What made you decide to go into EP? Also, describe your work as Nurse Manager at the Device Clinic. I had worked here at the clinic for about 3 or 4 years, so just for a short period of time. My background was in c…
What, specifically, are the goals of the campaign? Educate health care professionals about SCA and prevention Educate the public about SCA Open the lines of communication between doctor and patient to encourage dialogue about SCA Identify thos…
We also have more responses as well as two new questions featured this month. If you would like to respond to these questions, please email us at eplabdigest@hotmail.com or go to www.eplabdigest.com and click on the email discussion group link. Our w…