May 2011

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Volume 11 Issue 5

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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Anyone who has reviewed a cardiac rhythm strip is well aware that electrocardiographic artifact can mimic an arrhythmia. The literature is full of case reports, common sources, and various categorizations of artifact. However, new technologies that a…
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The author tells us about her journey from working as an EP sales representative to creating her own business.As a sales representative calling on EPs for almost 15 years, I spent a large portion of my career in scrubs. During this time I always caug…
The management of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains problematic. While a significant array of individual pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies have been evaluated for rhythm control, recurrence of AF is common with virtually all monotherapies.…
The relatively high complication rates identified in the REPLACE Registry highlight the need to carefully consider the risk associated with more complex devices. In this article, the authors present the data relevant to this and include data from rec…
It seems now more than ever that Information Technology (IT) is at the forefront of healthcare discussions. Information that documents the patient experience is essential to the understanding of clinical quality and cost outcomes. Information related…
In this article, the authors describe a case involving two different wide complex tachycardias. The authors also highlight the importance of a thorough electrophysiological evaluation when evaluating a wide complex tachycardia in a young patient.Case…
In this article, the authors present a case study and overview of a new interdisciplinary approach to cardiac ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation.Case DescriptionA 66-year-old male with a history of atrial fibrillation was referred for ablatio…
Less than three years ago, my article in this publication1 (“MR Imaging: New Techniques for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation,” November 2008) noted that, “as advanced techniques for scar imaging become available, MRI will be an indispensable tool…
Get to know Medicomp’s President and CEO, Dan Balda, MD. Medicomp develops, manufactures, and provides service with the most reliable and sophisticated ambulatory heart-monitoring systems in the world.Not many medical companies are led by physicians,…