February 2019

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Volume 19 Issue 2

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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SpringBoard Healthcare (springboardhealthcare.com), a Phoenix-based healthcare staffing and education company, announces the release of its 2019 wage survey results. Over 1,600 Cath, IR, and EP nurses and technicians from across the U.S. took part in…
When patients with a diagnosis of AFib come in for evaluation, make sure to inspect the primary data to confirm the diagnosis. Once an electrophysiologist diagnoses a patient with AFib, it is unlikely the diagnosis will ever be questioned for the res…
Rohan Menon, MD and colleagues assess operator demographics, radiation safety education, utilization of radiation safety equipment/techniques, assessments and knowledge of patient/operator radiation dose, personal complications of chronic radiation e…
Michelle Saltsburg, BSN, MS, CRNP and colleagues present the results of their qualitative research project, which sought to determine if patients undergoing elective DCCV at their institution had different experiences or perceptions related to differ…
Brett A. Halbleib discusses how hospital leaders throughout Indiana are collaborating 
on a new initiative to elevate care for atrial fibrillation patients.
In this article, Usman R. Siddiqui, MD, FACC, FHRS from Florida Cardiology describes multi-electrode mapping utilizing the Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™ (Abbott).
Devi Nair, MD from St. Bernard’s Heart & Vascular Center and White River Medical Center presents a case describing her use of the HeartLogic™ Heart Failure Diagnostic (Boston Scientific), a diagnostic tool that helps predict and alert physicians…
In the next installment of this monthly article series, Kavita P. Krishnasamy, MD, FACC from North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and the University of Florida addresses how female electrophysiologists can overcome the imposter phenomen…
EP Lab Digest features this cardiac electrophysiology program in Midland, Michigan.
Andre J. Gauri, MD, FHRS and Veronica Sanders, RN, BSN from Spectrum Health discuss the development of an AFib protocol for patients presenting to the ED with atrial fibrillation.