July 2006

Volume 6 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 prompted you to begin studying complication rates in the ICD patient population? Since replacing a defibrillator is generally considered a "minor" procedure, had you noticed an increase in complication rates among your patients? We are a regio…
Dear readers, This month we shift our focus to device technology. Specifically, we attempt to answer these questions: 1) how far have we come; 2) what do we still need to work on; and 3) what is on the horizon?
My father Paul Zoll had a long and distinguished research career. A good summary is on the Heart Rhythm Society's website (http://www.hrsonline.org/ep-history/notable_figures/bios/paul_zoll/). His research was in the setting of an active private prac…
Setting the Scene: Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Describe U.S. Patent 7,020,517 (Fibrillation/Tachycardia Monitoring and Preventive System and Methodology). How does the technology work? How will incorporating a circuit prevent/detect the potential onset of ventricular fibrillation? What are some o…
New Questions: Moderate Sedation
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab?