September 2011

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Volume 11 Issue 9

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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HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System Now Available in the UKCardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that the HeartLight EAS is now available in the Un…
Dear Readers,The limitations of warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are well known. For this reason, the recent FDA approval and commercial availability of the new direct thrombin inhibitor, dabigatran (Pradaxa®,…
As we recognize EP Lab Digest’s 10-year anniversary this September, we also take a moment to remember the fateful events that took place on September 11, 2001. Todd J. Cohen, MD, FACC, FHRS, Emeritus Editor in Chief of EP Lab Digest, provides an edit…
In this submitted case study, the authors describe how crucial proper programming of stored intracardiac electrograms can be when trying to associate specific cardiac symptoms or events with a stored record.Case StudyA 78-year-old female presented at…
In this interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Mohammad Zubaid, MB, ChB, FRCPC, FACC, Professor of Medicine at Kuwait University and Head of the Division of Cardiology at Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital in Kuwait, about patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)…
In this interview we speak with Bernard Klocman, President and CEO of Emergency Medical Technologies, about their WriskWatch™ device, which is a watch-sized device worn on the wrist to detect loss of pulse.Tell us about the components of the WriskWat…
In this article, Dr. Sanghvi, who directed the establishment of the atrial fibrillation ablation program at Lenox Hill Hospital, presents his experience with cryoballoon technology coupled with simultaneous monitoring of pulmonary vein activity via t…
In recognition of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, author Mellanie True Hills discusses the efforts being made toward the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation. 
This report describes the case of an active 64-year-old man with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) who received several ICD shocks while exercising.The review of this clinical event highlights the need for high-energy devices since ther…
Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of electrophysiology. What interested you about this field?I completed my undergraduate studies and bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University. I was fortunate to complete…