January 2003

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Volume 12003 Issue 1

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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According to a survey accompanying the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization released by the by the FDA, 45.2% of hospitals with 250 beds or more utilize reprocessing as a primary supply cost reduction strategy.1 As word spreads about the tremend…
A Review of the Concept of Resynchronization
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2003--Cardima ®, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRDM), developer of the REVELATION ® Tx, REVELATION ® T-Flex and REVELATION ® Helix microcatheter systems for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), today reported its pre-m…
. Clear as mud to me. Though, disregarding a clear-cut definition of ergonomics, we have to look at the history of this particular field. Ergonomics is a relatively new word and practice, which appropriately fits right into our field of interventio…
Recently, EP MedSystems ALERT ® Catheter System for internal cardioversion received FDA Pre-Market Approval. From our experience, we know that many patients are better candidates for internal cardioversion over external cardioversion, such as those…
The transseptal technique was first employed over 40 years ago as an alternative to passing stiff catheters retrograde via the aorta to reach the left atrium. The potential complications created by transaortic catheterization were numerous, including…
Describe how this transition came about. What made Indiana Heart Hospital decide to partner with GE? How long has this been in motion since 1996? Is this transition only for the Heart Hospital or for the whole Indiana healthcare network? MV: First…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We have one dedicated EP lab at Carle. In the lab, we have two RNs and one X-ray tech. In addition to 2 EP physicians, the EP program al…
The management of heart failure has evolved over the last 10 years, giving health care providers an array of treatment modalities that range from drugs to devices. Device therapy, specifically cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), is utilized to p…