April 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 4

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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Medtronic Receives FDA Panel's Unanimous Recommendation for Approval of Revo MRI™ SureScan™ Pacing System Medtronic, Inc. announced that the U.S. FDA Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee has voted unanimously in…
This article features a discussion between S. Granville Vance, MD and Daniel N. Weiss, MD, FACC about heart rate variability (HRV) testing. Dr. Granville Vance is full partner and lab director of Dillon Family Medicine in South Carolina; their privat…
Over the past decade, with the emergence of medical tourism, Asian countries have been the preferred destination for many people seeking less expensive but high-quality medical treatments coupled with highly competent and qualified specialists. The i…
Did you miss the American College of Cardiology’s 59th annual scientific session? ACC.10 is the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists to further advances in cardiovascular medicine. Inc…
Automated detection of shockable and non-shockable arrhythmias is an essential function of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). The American Heart Association (AHA) provided a set of sensitivities and specificities for arrhythmia detection in AE…
Are you considering a career switch to the medical device industry? PrepMD offers training to become a medical device clinical specialist or sales representative in cardiac rhythm management or electrophysiology. Read more about their services here.…
More than 300 cardiologists, physicians and others attended the Third Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium February 26-27 in Park City, Utah. The conference was sponsored by the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology a…
In this feature interview, we speak with Dr. Anna Maria Choy, FRCPE, FACC, about her involvement with the Familial Arrhythmia Network of Scotland (FANS). Tell us about the Familial Arrhythmia Network of Scotland. When was it formed, and why?
Extraction of permanent pacemaker and transvenous defibrillator leads has become an accepted method of treatment for patients with a variety of explant indications. These include lead malfunction, local infection or sepsis, vegetations, vascular over…
The new, state-of-the-art CAMC Heart & Vascular Center opened in January 2009. The $72 million, 210,000 square foot building includes two new electrophysiology labs. Read on to learn more about the new center’s innovative design. Charleston Are…