May 2010

Volume 10 Issue 5

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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Syncope, the transient loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery, is one of the most frequent and frustrating symptom complexes with which patients and physicians alike have to cope. Its myriad causes can render diagnosis enor…
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice, currently affecting more than 2.5 million people in the United States alone. The prevalence of this arrhythmia has reached epidemic proportions, and such numbers…
The PEAK PlasmaBlade (PEAK Surgical, Inc., Palo Alto, CA) is a novel, low-temperature electrosurgical device originally designed for precision dissection with minimal thermal injury to adjacent tissue. However, there is an additional benefit for card…