August 2019

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Volume 19 Issue 8

Editorial Staff

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

Editorial Correspondence

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On one hand, much of this updated AF guideline will not create much controversy. For example, no one is going to argue that the word “anticoagulant” is better than “antithrombotic”, or that weight loss is important for patients with AF and obesity. O…
James Kneller, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS discusses how His bundle pacing is feasible without specialized tools, and how conventional implanting tools may even be preferable.
Samuel O. Jones, MD, MPH, FACC, FHRS and Newton B. Wiggins, MD, FACC report a case of a patient who underwent device system extraction due to infection and required reimplantation in an alternative site due to congenital absence of his pectoralis mus…
Jennifer M. Wright, MD highlights three scenarios illustrating some of the “lessons learned” as a female physician starting out in electrophysiology.
Payam Safavi-Naeini, MD and colleagues review their current projects developing several novel techniques at the Electrophysiology Clinical Research and Innovations department at the Texas Heart Institute.
Christine Chiu-Man, MSc and colleagues highlight the importance of differentiating the pattern of signals between lead noise vs electromagnetic interference to avoid misdiagnosis.
Takeki Suzuki, MD, MPH, PhD, FHRS, FACC shares 10 tips for performing fluoroless ablation.
Featured is a Q&A with Bradley Knight, MD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
This case involving a left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) demonstrates the advantages of 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) over 2D imaging. Images are courtesy of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.
EP Lab Digest talks with Benedict M. Glover, MD, MRCP about this cardiac electrophysiology program in Toronto.