December 2008

|
Volume 8 Issue 12

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
HMP Communications, 70 E. Swedesford Rd
Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355
Telephone: (800) 371-0791

Fax: (866) 488-8273
Email: jelrod@hmpglobal.com
Innovative Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation System From Ablation Frontiers is Subject of Two Abstracts at Heart Rhythm Congress UK Investigators Call the System “A Genuine Advance in AF Ablation Technology” Ablation Frontiers, Inc., announced…
Dear Readers, Seven years: Oh what fun it was. From the very first moment, I knew EP Lab Digest would create a whirlwind. Although Cath Lab Digest was available, there was nothing for ancillary EP personnel. Therefore, EP Lab Digest was born. Sinc…
It’s been a busy year for EP Lab Digest’s discussion group — I truly appreciate all of the help of those who participated! Unfortunately, there were also some questions that did go unanswered in 2008; take a look at the questions below and let us kno…
Background A 53-year-old male presented with syncope, palpitations, untreated hypertension and possible Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. There was no evidence of diabetes or other chronic illness. Although the EP study results were negative, the pati…
In a new study, entitled "Epidemiology and Outcomes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the USA," warfarin was found to be significantly underused in patients with atrial fibrillation. The study, led by Drs. Alexander Walker and Dimitri Bennett,…
There are numerous ongoing clinical trials on atrial fibrillation (AF) currently taking place. Included is a brief listing of updated AF trials for 2008. An Observational Study to Assess the Efficacy of Continuous Sub-cutaneous Arrhythmia Monitorin…
In this interview we speak with Eric Le Royer, CEO of Endosense, about the TOCCATA (TOuCh+ for CATheter Ablation) clinical study. The purpose of this ongoing study is to evaluate the safety of the TactiCath for the treatment of atrial arrhythmias.…
Medtronic Data Presented at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2008 Supports Utility of Painless Pacing Therapies in ICD Patients New data presented at Scientific Sessions 2008 from Medtronic shows that survival among patients with imp…
The purpose of the TRUST (Lumos-T Safely Reduces Routine Office Device Follow Up) study is to test whether remote monitoring is safe and effective for ICD follow up. In this feature interview, we speak with Dr. Niraj Varma, TRUST principal investigat…
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 EP lab, with a second under construction, and two procedure rooms. We have nine staff members and a working supervisor. Th…