January 2011

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Volume 11 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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In this interview we speak with Dr. Jose Merino about Magnetecs Corporation's Catheter Guidance Control and Imaging (CGCI) system. Dr. Merino is the Director of the Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Research Unit of Hospital General Universitario La…
Implantable cardiac pacemakers were originally designed to support critical heart rate abnormalities. As this indication has successfully been realized, the number, type, diagnostic capability and complexity of these devices have been significantly e…
In this month’s interview we speak with Dr. Rothfeld, an electrophysiologist with Bradenton Cardiology Center as well as the Director of the EP lab at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida. Tell us about your medical background and how you…
Approximately 5.8 million people in the United States have heart failure. An average of 670,000 people are diagnosed with it each year. In 2010, heart failure will cost the United States $39.2 billion. This total includes the cost of healthcare servi…
In January 2011, Loma Linda University will begin its inaugural year of its newly founded Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology Program (CEPT) for allied health professionals. The program was created when the authors found a lack in the number of EP-t…
In this artcle, the authors present a case that illustrates the importance of keeping an open mind while evaluating SVTs. Case Presentation A 53-year-old morbidly obese Caucasian female with past medical history of paroxysmal palpitations, hypertens…
In this article, author Dr. Glatter provides her perspective on what new healthcare reform might mean for EPs. “I’m really worried about what is going on with healthcare reform right now,” my electrophysiology colleague confided to me the other day…
The role of genetics as the etiology for arrhythmias is slowly inching its way toward center stage. We see this with many unexplained episodes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and in the descriptor ‘idiopathic’ attached to many diagnoses. This article t…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab?