January 2019

Volume 19 Issue 1

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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More federal support is needed to fund multicenter trials for a condition as important as atrial fibrillation. Are the questions asked by the CABANA trial the same questions that both electrophysiologists and most patients with AFib currently asking?…
Ahmed F. Osman, MD shares an overview of his initial experience with a visually guided laser balloon (HeartLight Excalibur Balloon, CardioFocus).
Linda Moulton, RN, MS provides an updated review of novel anticoagulants (NOACs), and discusses available methods that can be utilized to reverse their effects.
Joseph Dell’Orfano, MD shares his completely fluoroless approach for all ablations. His first fluoroless procedure was performed in October 2017, and since then, his total fluoroscopy time for all ablations has been zero.
In the next installment of this monthly article series, Dina M. Sparano, MD shares her perspective on pregnancy and motherhood, and provides tips for female electrophysiologists.
Matthew P. Latacha, MD argues that stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation is one of — if not the most — important aspects of care. In this article, he presents a brief case and discusses the lessons learned while moving forward with their LAA closu…
Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in the realm of arrhythmia management due to expansion of interest in catheter-based solutions to reduce the morbidity associated with these disease states. Growth in this field has propelled…
EP Lab Digest features this EP program in Birmingham, Alabama.
Andrea Robinson, MSN, Jill Swinning, MSN, and Anish Amin, MD describe the nurse-led atrial fibrillation clinic at OhioHealth Heart & Vascular Physicians. They hope this model, which allows patients to obtain a comprehensive and coordinated delive…
Auras R. Atreya, MD, MPH and Eugene H. Chung, MD, MSc discuss the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation in athletes, as well as present two brief cases and a discussion on approaches to evaluation and management.