May 2019

Volume 19 Issue 5

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

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The messages to patients and cardiologists should not be that the success rate for ablation is 50-70%, and that it has no effect on mortality. The message should be that catheter ablation in appropriately selected patients with symptomatic paroxysmal…
Adam Oesterle, MD, and Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD present a case of a supraventricular tachycardia-induced VF in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Macy C. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC, FHRS discusses how in patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation and significant left atrial enlargement in which pulmonary vein antral isolation and posterior wall ablation fail, ablation of anterior wal…
The emphasis on fluoroscopy-free EP procedures has been growing in the U.S. This interest has also spread to the developing world. In this article, the authors share a case describing the first fluoroless ablation performed in Vietnam.
Siri Kadire, MD and colleagues present a case of a 79-year-old male with device-related thrombus following device implant that successfully resolved with anticoagulation without significant adverse clinic events.
Tara Parham, MSN, AGACNP-BC describes the development of the Penn AF Care clinical initiative, which targets two common risk factors found in the U.S. atrial fibrillation population: obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.
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In this installment of the Women in EP series for EP Lab Digest, Pamela K. Mason, MD, FHRS, FACC discusses the concept of emotional labor for female physicians in the workplace.
EP Lab Digest speaks with Marcin Kowalski, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS and Arash Aryana, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS about their use of the new Arctic Front Advance Pro™ Cryoballoon Catheter (Medtronic). To date, Dr. Aryana has completed 45 AFA Pro cases and Dr. Kow…
EP Lab Digest speaks with Colin Movsowitz, MD about his experience with the MoMe® Kardia cardiac monitor (InfoBionic). Dr. Movsowitz is an electrophysiologist with Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.