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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New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for Rivaroxaban for Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. (J&JPRD) announced that it has submitted a New Drug Appl…
Tell us about the components of the AliveCor iPhone ECG. The iPhone ECG fits the Apple iPhone 4. There are 2 components. There is a case for the iPhone 4 that is as small as any of the cases you would buy to protect your iPhone. It is very sleek an…
The SICP is gearing up for the New England Symposium, taking place July 28–30 in Boston, Massachusetts. We’re looking forward to having many invasive cardiovascular professionals together to share a few days of education and camaraderie.
In this next installment of the ECG 101 section, the author describes wide complex tachycardias, which can be a challenge to diagnose based on the 12-lead ECG alone. Case Report A 20-year-old male presents to the Emergency Department with complaint…
I often wonder if as clinicians, we are thinking globally in our treatment of arrhythmias? Are we treating these as individual problems? Most electrical disturbances for the most part have an underlying cause that has made them surface. At the Clevel…
Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of electrophysiology. What interested you about this field? I first became interested in electrophysiology as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis. After m…
On December 14-15, 2010, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) held its inaugural research forum to identify opportunities and challenges to advancing electrophysiology research in the United States and abroad. In this feature interview, we speak with Dougl…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The EP lab at Mount Carmel Health System is a system-based department that has responsibility for five labs at three facilities: Mount…
Dear Readers, A 22-year-old man is referred to an electrophysiologist after family members were diagnosed with long QT syndrome (LQTS). Several paternal relatives had died from a cardiac arrest at a young age, including his aunt, grandfather, and tw…
Beaumont has been a longstanding leader in cardiovascular care and technology. Thanks to the generosity of Max and Debra Ernst and their family, the Ernst Cardiovascular Center became a reality. The new 4,537 square-foot Center, which opened in Fall…