September 2003

Volume 3 Issue 9

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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EP Lab Digest recently spoke with Jay A. Mazel, MD, from George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, regarding upcoming advances at GWU. One of the new advancements involves utilizing a new multiple therapy pacing system for the treatmen…
This patient presented for routine clinic evaluation of a dual chamber pacemaker. Please refer to Figure 1 for initial programming. The patient was in sinus rhythm, had a rate 83 BPM, and was asymptomatic.
Duke University Hospital s present Electrophysiology (EP) lab began as the Myocardial Infarction Research Unit in 1970. Dr. Robert Whalen, a well-known Duke cardiologist, recruited Laura Cook, RN, to assist with the research. Laura Cook spent the nex…
Common complications of permanent endocardial pacing systems include infection of the generator pocket, the wire track, increase in pacing threshold or complete exit block due to fibrosis at the myocardial contact site, dislocation or (rarely) intrav…
In the June 2003 issue of EP Lab Digest, we presented an article entitled "New Provisions for Reprocessed, Single-Use Devices: An Interview with John R. Manthei." In this special feature, the provisions of The Medical Device User Fee and Modernizatio…
Dear Ms. Miller, I have been receiving EP Lab Digest since the first issue and find it to be a very good publication. I commend you for providing excellent information in the electrophysiology area. I am sure this is being well received around the…