June 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 6

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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   Sanofi-aventis announced the initiation of a multi-national, randomized, double-blind Phase IIIb trial, PALLAS, to assess the potential clinical benefit of Multaq® (dronedarone) in over 10,000 patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) to re…
   St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced U.S. FDA clearance, CE Mark approval and the launch of the EnSite DerexiTM module, which provides improved EP lab efficiency and workflow by enabling communication between the EnSiteTM VelocityTM Cardiac Mapping Sy…
   Spectranetics Corporation showcased a new advanced Laser Lead Extraction Simulation system at the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 31st Annual Scientific Sessions, Heart Rhythm 2010. The new simulation system is intended to augment traditional procedu…
   Endosense, a Swiss medical technology company focused on improving the efficacy, safety and reproducibility of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced it has enrolled the first patients in EFFICAS I, the first stu…
   Medicomp Inc., a leading cardiac telemedicine provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation, announced that it received FDA clearance for its new SAVI Wireless Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) system.    The new device wi…
♥ June 1 CEPIA Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology Location: Oaks on Collins Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Website: www.cepia.com.au ♥ June 5 2nd Annual Topics in EP Conference Location: Stager Conference Center, Lancaster General Hospi…
The authors provide a brief case study describing their use of a new in-line connector, which reduces defibrillation connections from three to one as well as minimizes the number of set screws. Background    A 50-year-old male with a history of non…
Recruitment and retention of qualified staff continues to be a challenge faced by electrophysiology labs everywhere. Described here is the educational EP program at Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the first CAAHEP-accredit…
By implementing a reprocessing program, Saint Luke’s Health System was able to save more than $480,000 in costs and divert 12,000 pounds of medical waste in 2009.The majority of savings came from the reprocessing of EP lab devices. Learn more about S…
Scott Pham, MD, FACC is located at Sanford Heart Hospital in South Dakota. Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of electrophysiology. What interested you about this field?    I attended the University of Minne…