July 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 7

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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   In this interview, Dr. Kutalek talks with EP Lab Digest about his initial experience using Spectranetics’ new advanced laser lead extraction simulation system. Dr. Kutalek is the Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Hahnemann Universi…
   Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is a clinical syndrome defined by an increase in sinus rate out of pro- portion to physiologic needs. It is an under-appreciated etiology of persistent tachycardia often misdiagnosed as anxiety or atrial tachy…
   Ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is one of the most challenging procedures in electrophysiology. Patients with scar-mediated reentrantVT have systolic dysfunction and frequently have multiple co-morbidities and end-organ dysfunction. Addit…
♥ July 15–17 Third Annual Cardiovascular Interventions: Head-to-Toe Meeting Location: Napa Valley, California Website: www.h2tmeeting.org/ ♥ July 18–21 PICS-AICS 2010 Location: Sheraton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Website: www.picsymposium.com…
Dr. Lynne Hung is a cardiac electrophysiologist with Mission Internal Medical Group in MissionViejo, California. Tell us about your medical back- ground and how you came to work in the field of electrophysiology. What interested you about this fiel…
   Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves symptoms, quality of life and reduces hospitalization in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III-IV classification and left bundle branch block.1,2 Inaddition,implantation of a CRT…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab?    At North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) we have two large EP rooms that are staffed with six RNs, three techs and three electroph…
   For those who have had the privilege of caring for children and young adults with life-threatening heart disease requiring ICD implantation, you are well aware that much of the emotional impact of the ICD occurs after device placement.    Pediatr…
   Project Pacer International, a nonprofit Boston, Massachusetts based organization that is dedicated to the provision of cardiac therapy to indigent patients in the developing world, recently completed its first visit to Nairobi, Kenya. Project Pac…