January 2020

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Volume 20 Issue 1

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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Facial photoplethysmographic (FPPG) is clever, but it is hard to imagine that it will ever be the preferred tool to apply to a person to determine their heart rhythm given that there are already multiple products available to quickly and…
Jillian L. Hanifin, RN and Parikshit S. Sharma, MD, MPH, FACC, FHRS discuss key considerations to starting a successful His bundle pacing (HBP) program, with a focus on HBP device follow-up.
Da’Marcus E. Baymon, MD and Christopher W. Baugh, MD, MBA describe how emergency physicians are now in a unique position to play a key role in enabling an outpatient plan for eligible patients presenting with atrial fibrillation.
Jim O’Brien, MD and Dhiraj Gupta, MD, DM, FESC, FRCP explore the various logistic, heuristic, clinical, and technological factors that, when aligned with appropriate protocols, have resulted in the desirable confluence of high success rates, low…
Annabelle Santos Volgman, MD, FACC, FAHA provides a review article on women and atrial fibrillation, writing that continued efforts to decrease morbidity and mortality are essential to improve outcomes.
Daniel Nguyen, MD and colleagues review the concept of 3D printing and present some of the current uses of 3D printing in clinical, teaching, and research settings within their institution.
Edward Evans, MD, FACC provides a brief case study utilizing use of the BIOMONITOR III (BIOTRONIK) injectable cardiac rhythm monitor as well as an Apple Watch.
EP Lab Digest highlights this EP program in Shanghai, China. There are 3 EP lab rooms; Dr. Shaowen Liu is the director of the EP program.
Eduardo B. Saad, MD, PhD, FHRS, FESC presents a case highlighting the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a zero fluoro approach to treat both AF and RA flutters, even in the presence of two pacemaker leads (in a pacer-dependent patient).
T. Jared Bunch, MD provides updates from the Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients (CAF) Trial and the Impact of Percutaneous Left Atrial AppendaGe Closure on the Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Patients with Atrial…