May 2012

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Volume 12 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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Electrophysiology studies, whether associated with therapeutic procedures or not, have a risk of thrombogenesis. The introduction and manipulation of the catheter alone activates the coagulation cascade, which can cause the development of new clots o…
A 55-year-old male was driving his car on the highway during daytime hours when he abruptly passed out behind the wheel. The car was totaled, but miraculously, he and his wife were unharmed. The patient is a reasonably healthy, middle-aged man. He do…
Dr. Skipitaris is the Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Operations at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology. In this interview he describes his experience implementing the Perminova EP so…
UMC Health System is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. More than 300,000 patients a year have come to expect our dedication to service and the top-tier care we provide.Through UMC’s partnership with…
BackgroundThe Electrophysiology & Pacing (EP) lab is part of the Cardiovascular Service Line at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH). Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, LGH is a 623-bed community hospital that achieved its third Magnet designation i…
In 2011, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) caused unprecedented controversy regarding implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) procedures, leading to angst and changes in practice among ICD implanters…