March 2012

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Volume 12 Issue 3

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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Stereotaxis Announces European Adoption Milestone and Health Canada Market Clearance for Vdrive™ SystemStereotaxis, Inc. announced that its Vdrive™ Robotic Navigation System, which provides physicians the ability to remotely manipulate traditionally…
A 76-year-old man with hypertension and sinus node dysfunction presents to your office for his first pacemaker check two months after device implantation. The interrogation reveals that he had one mode switch episode for atrial fibrillation (AF) that…
Identifying individuals at risk for life-threatening arrhythmias remains a major public health challenge, as approximately 400,000 to 450,000 North Americans succumb to sudden cardiac death annually. Although the greatest incidence of sudden cardiac…
SICP MembershipEnrich your professional career by renewing your membership in the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals, the only international society dedicated to promoting the practices of invasive cardiovascular professionals. It is an…
Jeff Schoeben, RCIS, a past contributor to EP Lab Digest®, has recently written and published a patient guide to heart arrhythmias, entitled I Can See Your Heart Beat: A Patient’s Guide to the Heart’s Electrical System. Featured here is an excerpt of…
In this article, EP Lab Digest® speaks with Dr. E. Martin Kloosterman, Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, about the remote-K-viewer technology he developed that is in use at the hospi…
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia, affecting approximately 2.2 million people in the US alone. The clinical effects of atrial fibrillation stem from the elevated stroke risk, but also from the symptoms caused by it. Reducing the sympt…
In this article we feature a discussion with Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) Coordinator Cyndi Ciocco, RHIT, Robert F. Malacoff, MD, Hari Joshi, MD, and Project Manager Carolyn Suess, RN, about their implementation of GE Healthcare’s Centric…
Dr. Schloss is the Director of Electrophysiology for The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was also recently named by MedCity News as one of the top 10 cardiologists to follow on Twitter.Tell us about your medical background and how you came to…
Atrial fibrillation (AFIB), the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, is a growing health epidemic associated with a substantial clinical and economic burden. The direct costs for treating the arrhythmia in the United States alone have been estim…