May 2011

Volume 11 Issue 6

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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Sorin Group Receives CE Mark Approval for PARADYM™ RF ICDs and CRT-DsSorin Group announced the CE mark approval for the PARADYM™ RF1 family of implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. Sorin Group, a global med…
Dear Readers,As a service to all incoming clinical electrophysiology fellows starting around the country July 1st, 2011, the following “Ten Commandments” are offered as a guide to optimize the training experience:Be a Good Doctor #1: Take care of you…
Over the past 30 years, cardiac device implantation has significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with brady- and tachyarrhythmias in the industrialized world. In the United States alone, 250,000 pacemakers and 100,000 implantable…
This month we speak with electrophysiologist David Gilligan, MD from CJW Medical Center-The Levinson Heart Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of electrophysiology. What intereste…
In this article, the authors present an overview of the Stereotaxis Vdrive robotic catheter manipulation system and provide a detailed summary of the first case in the world performed with this new technology.
This month we feature the work of the Caribbean Heart Menders Association (CHMA), which is a team of medical professionals and philanthropists who volunteer their time and talents to help children with congenital heart defects in third world Caribbea…
Clinical cardiac electrophysiology services are the fastest growing branch of cardiology. A lot of hospitals and private groups are looking to establish this service or expand it. Invariably, they look to hire fresh new graduates who are well trained…
Ablations are performed to treat multiple types of cardiac arrhythmias, ranging from atrial fibrillation to ventricular tachycardia. Ablation procedures improve the lives of individuals who are either unresponsive to anti-arrhythmic medications or fo…
When was the EP lab started at your institution?Our EP lab, the Southeast Hospital Arrhythmia and Cardiac Electrophysiology Center, was given a new name and direction in August 2008 with the arrival of electrophysiologist Gabe Soto, MD, PhD, FACC. Pr…