February 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 2

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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What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab?
Richard Cooper Woodyard, Vice President, Sales at eCardio, died peacefully in his home on January 19th after a 2-year fight with cancer. He was 53. Woodyard began his tenure at eCardio as Vice President, Business Development. As Vice President, Sale…
In this special interview, we speak with Holly Morrell, founder and executive director of Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, a nonprofit organization that offers comprehensive cardiac screenings to prevent sudden cardiac death. The mission behind Heartfelt…
This month EP Lab Digest debuted online-only content on our website, including this feature article by J. David Burkhardt, MD, FACC and Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS. In the article, the authors discuss electrophysiology advancements from the past ye…
EP Lab Digest recently conducted an education & training survey to assess the need for formal EP education for staff across the country. We had a great response! Here are the results from our print survey. Thank you to everyone who participated!…
It is now well established that the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is an accepted means of primary and secondary prevention in those patients who are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death, arrhythmias such as Brugada syndrome, and c…
In this interview, we speak with Malte Kuniss, MD from the Kerckhoff-Klinik in Bad Nauheim, Germany, about the recent results of the CRYOTIP study. What percentage of ablation cases at the Kerckhoff-Klinik are performed with cryo energy? What perce…
Do you have a new question you would like to submit? You can also follow our EP discussion online at http://eplabdigest.com/discussion-questions. Under Discussion: Cable Disorganization Our lab has an abundance of cables that often becomes tangled…
Donna-Lee Moore-Stout, RN, CCRN is the Coordinator of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Providence Portland Medical Center (PPMC) in Portland, Oregon. Why did you choose to work in the field of cardiac EP? Tell us about your medical background and how y…
Dear Readers, Transseptal puncture (TSP) was first described independently by Ross and Cope in 1959. Prior to this, the left atrium was accessed via a transbronchial or direct percutaneous infrascapular approach. Initially, transseptal left atrial ac…