September 2005

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Volume 5 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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In fact, the design recently garnered a Health Care Award of Merit in the Best of 2004 category from Midwest Construction magazine. In addition, the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin presented a Civic Appreciation Award in 200…
The major limitation of percutaneous therapy (PCI) for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the inability to cross with a wire. We report successful recanalization of a CTO situated at the ostium of the left anterior descending artery.…
New Questions: Working Abroad I am interested in possibly working in an EP lab in either London or Paris for six months to a year. Does anyone know how I can go about doing this? Any information will be greatly appreciated. anonymous Readers, t…
Describe your background in electrophysiology. I am currently located at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of five hospitals in town that have full-time dedicated electrophysiology services. We were the fourth hospital in Atlanta wit…
Given the inherent differences in cardiac pathology seen in adult and pediatric patients, simply extrapolating data from large multicenter trials in adults with heart failure is not always relevant to the management of young patients. Biventricular p…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System includes two acute care hospitals. John Muir Medical Center is a 321-bed acute care facility lo…
First, let's review normal conduction in the healthy heart (Figure 1). The heart s natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial (SA) node delivers an electrical output which conducts down over the atria, regroups in the AV node, and then travels over the vent…