June 2012

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Volume 12 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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LifeWatch Services, Inc. and Perminova Announce Device Integration for Cardiac ProceduresLifeWatch, the leading wireless cardiac monitoring service provider in the United States, has launched a strategic alliance with Perminova, a developer of web-ba…
The evolutionary pace in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy has slowed. After rapid developments in the 1990s, during which we saw the advent of transvenous ICDs, biphasic waveforms, tiered therapy, active cans, dual-chamber pacing…
Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) allows not only real-time visualization of intracardiac structures during invasive cardiac electrophysiological procedures, but also assessment of vascular and valvular flow parameters, using pulsed wave and color…
Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of electrophysiology. What interested you about this field?I graduated valedictorian at North Carolina State University with a degree in biochemistry. I received a full schol…
Twenty-five people attended the March 2012 meeting of the SICP’s Central California Valley Chapter (CCVC), in which Joe Buckley presented a talk on “Thoracic & Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Circulatory Arrest.”
Did you miss the recent Heart Rhythm sessions in Boston? The Heart Rhythm Society’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions were held in Boston from May 9-12, 2012. Enclosed below is a compilation of clinical news highlights from the meeting.
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members?There are six board-certified electrophysiologists who routinely perform procedures at Main Line Health’s Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. We have three dedicated EP labs and t…
In this article, EP Lab Digest® interviews Mellanie True Hills of StopAfib.org about the recent launch of the Global AF Patient Charter and Sign Against Stroke campaign at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai.
Prinzmetal’s angina, also called variant angina, is a type of angina that originates from coronary vasospasm.1 Prinzmetal’s angina often produces chest pain-like symptoms precipitated by myocardial ischemia occurring almost exclusively at rest. It is…