November 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 11

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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The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center recently opened an innovative hybrid, robotic operating suite, which integrates advanced robotics, imaging and navigation with surgery to offer patients the least invasive and safest surgical and inte…
Initial Experience with the Carto® 3 Navigation System: System Provides Enhanced Efficacy and Precision of Electroanatomical Mapping Electrophysiologists at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute were the first in the nation to use a new 3-D mapping syste…
In June 2010, Dr. William Nicholson and colleagues at York Hospital became the first hospital in the country to implant a cardiac plug device. Learn more about this technology below. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountere…
In this interview we speak with Matt Willingham from the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), a medical coalition that helps to provide lifesaving heart surgery for Iraqi children. How did you get started? Describe Preemptive Love Coalition’s backgroun…
Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) in patients who are refractory to conventional measures such as pharmacological treatment and/or implantation of standard pacemakers can be trying to both patient and physician. Quality of life as well as the importance…
Dr. Chee Kim is an electrophysiologist with Buffalo Medical Group (BMG) and director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo, New York. Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the…
In this feature interview, we get an update on travel nursing considerations from Kim Windsor, Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Services at AMN Healthcare, the nation’s largest healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company. AMN H…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? Trinity operates one EP lab. There are four staff members assigned as core staff. These staff members also rotate to the cardiac holdin…
Dear Readers, The Affordable Care Act prohibits health insurance plans from putting “lifetime” dollar limits on covered services. It will also prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage of patients with preexisting medical conditions. These…