March 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 3

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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Cable Disorganization Our lab has an abundance of cables that often becomes tangled and inevitably damaged. Last week, damaged cable resulted in an intraprocedure delay of over 1 hour. Our Biomedical Engineers have authorized our department to contac…
This report demonstrates the production and use of 3-D reconstruction of a coronary sinus from a single-injection rotational angiogram. The detailed virtual model enabled easy magnetic navigation of a wire for device placement in cardiac resynchroniz…
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital recently switched to the PerfectServe system to reduce communication breakdowns among its clinicians. PerfectServe is a clinical communications system linking hospitals and practices that automatically routes calls and mess…
The AFib Support Team, brought together by sanofi-aventis U.S., is a new national public awareness campaign that provides information for atrial fibrillation patients to help them manage their condition. The AFib Support Team is made up of an electro…
Hearts with Hope (Corazones Con Esperanza) Foundation was incorporated in 2005. However, its roots go back many years before that — it was the result of many years of volunteer efforts in Latin America.
In this interview we speak with Matthew M. Burg, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Burg is the Principal Investigator of the Reducing Vulnerability to ICD Shock Treated Ventricular Arrhythmias (R…
Dr. Sauer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of Electrophysiology Laboratories at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora, Colorado. Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of elect…
Dear Readers, Anyone involved in pacemaker and defibrillator implantation understands that there is a significant risk of infection after device implantation and that the management of these infections can be particularly challenging. Two important p…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We have one dedicated EP lab with three staff members, including two RNs and one cardiovascular technologist. We are all EP-certified (R…
Fifteen years of donning a lead apron has taught me many lessons. A very wise friend once told me success in any endeavor really involves mastering the obvious. This is clearly the case in practicing medicine and more specifically, achieving favorabl…