October 2003

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Volume 3 Issue 10

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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The aging of the population in the next few decades will bring the need for increases in facility manpower and the challenge of creating enhanced technology. It is estimated that the number of Americans over the age of 65 will soon double.1 This gray…
Sheaths are very useful in the ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. However, choosing the right sheath with the correct shape for a particular ablation procedure can sometimes be challenging. Often, multiple sheaths have to be pulled off the shelves befo…
St. John Hospital and Medical Center, founded in 1952, is a 607-bed teaching hospital in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the leading providers of adult open-heart surgery in the state, and was recently named one of the top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital…
Inexpensive Treatment Could Save Thousands of Heart Attack Victims Black Women Receive Less Cardiac Care Than Whites New Risk Score for Predicting Stroke or Death in Individuals with AF INR Values of 2.0 or Greater Reduce Risk of Death of Ischemic…
Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) is an emerging ultrasound technology that measures heart function without the invasive and painful elements of cardiac catheterization and biopsy. Derek A. Fyfe, MD, PhD and researchers from Sibley Heart Center at Childre…
In his recently published book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell observes that the success or failure of a social phenomenon, the momentum behind a cause or issue, or the rise and fall of a business venture often resides in a series of small event…
CryoCor Progresses in Clinical Studies Medtronic Expands Heart Devices Available St. Jude Medical Announces ASSIST Clinical Trial Atrial Fibrillation Phase I Enrollment Complete, Atrial Flutter Phase II Feasibility Trial Begins
Readers, thank you so much for helpling start up the new discussion group strictly for those in the EP community. Enclosed please find the responses. However, please do not hesitate to keep sending us your answers regarding this topic! If you d like…
The significant increase in the number of ICD follow-up checks over the past three years has greatly impacted my clinic s schedules, staff and space requirements. For the year 2000, Stern Cardiovascular Center in Memphis, Tennessee recorded 375 ICD p…
Topic: Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia After Myocardial Infarction: Techniques, Indications, and Recent Advances Faculty/Credentials: Tristram D. Bahnson, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Learning Objectives…