October 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 10

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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Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation has emerged as a vital tool in the management of this frequent and challenging atrial tachyarrhythmia. Success has been achieved across the entire spectrum of cases, from paroxysmal to permanent. More advanced electr…
I am an invasive cardiovascular technology student enrolled at Spokane Community College in Spokane, currently finishing my final twelve-week clinical rotation. I am nearing the end of the invasive cardiovascular technology program directed by Darre…
In this month’s 10-minute interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Leslie A. Saxon, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California. Why did you choose to work in the field of electrophysiology? Tell us abo…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The Arrhythmia Service at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) includes 4 academic physicians, one private practice physician, two nurse pr…
Technological innovations and an increasing demand for EP doctors are leaving hospitals with a shortage. How are hospitals faring with EP recruiting? Pinnacle Health Group, a physician recruiting firm with 15 years of experience, provides their persp…
Dear Readers, It is Saturday morning at a small community hospital. An 81-year-old woman with hypertension arrives by ambulance after experiencing recurrent syncope. She has frequent episodes of symptomatic sinus arrest in the Emergency Department.…
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablations are one of the emerging frontiers in clinical electrophysiology. Multiple clinical trials have extended the indications for life-saving defibrillator therapy to an increasing number of patients. Apart from those…
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Cardiac Specialists is a high-performance, high-volume practice specializing in cardiovascular health. In 2003, Cardiac Specialists was a two-location, ten-physician group practice searching for an electronic medical record (EMR) system that would al…
In this interview, Kate Kravits, RN, MA discusses her development of a successful psycho-educational self-care program at the City of Hope, located in Duarte, California. Kate Kravits, RN, MA is a Senior Research Specialist in the Division of Nursing…