January 2009

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Volume 9 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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Medtronic Announces FDA Approval and Market Availability of Sprint Quattro Secure® S Single Coil Defibrillation Lead Medtronic, Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Medtronic Sprint Quattro Secure® S single coil…
Dear Readers, Since its inaugural issue in September 2001, EP Lab Digest has been a remarkable success under the direction of Dr. Todd Cohen as the Editor-in-Chief. EP Lab Digest has become a monthly publication, improved both the quality and quanti…
Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently underwent a $300 million transformation project, which includes new EP technology as well as green initiatives. Read more about this innovative hospital design! More than 100 years ago, Jersey Shore…
October 17 and 18, 2008 marked the 12th annual University of Michigan Hospital’s Young ICD Connection Conference. This annual conference, presented by the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular and Congenital Heart Centers, provides a venue for youn…
In this interview, we speak with Jim Sideras, RN, MSN, MIFireE, CFO, CMO. As the division chief for the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, he provides us with helpful tips on creating an updated public access defibrillation (PAD) program. Tell us about your…
In this article, we speak with Dr. Sergio Dubner, President of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE). Tell us about the ISHNE. When was it formed, and why? The International Society for Holter and Noninvasi…
New findings promise to have an impact on a range of areas in medicine, including sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification. In this article we learn about PD2i technology, which uses a special algorithm to analyze 15 minutes of ECG data to pred…
Happy New Year! We’re starting off this first Email Discussion of 2009 with some general topics. In addition, there are still a couple of questions that went unanswered last year. Please take a look at the questions below and let us know if you can h…
In this article, the authors provide Part 2 of a wide complex tachycardia case study (Part 1 was published in EP Lab Digest’s November 2008 issue). Case Presentation A 53-year-old man with coronary artery disease (s/p stent placement in 2001)…