December 2019

Volume 19 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
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Sudden death is probabilistic. Sure, this is an anecdotal case, but had the preauthorization process caused just one more month of delay in therapy, or had the device never been approved, the doctors and nurses, not the insurance company, would be le…
Anish Amin, MD and colleagues describe central sleep apnea and discuss implantation of a phrenic nerve stimulator.
Sok-Sithikun Bun, MD, PhD and colleagues describe how atrial flutter ablation may be challenging in the presence of modified or complex anatomy, and present a case illustrating the importance of defining the exact location of the critical isthmus 
Amit Rout, MD and colleagues present two cases of PVC ablation, and discuss their management. They note that PVCs can present in many ways, and that a practical approach involving appropriate diagnostic workup should be utilized in every patient befo…
Jonathan Salcedo, MD and Amir Schricker, MD, MS discuss their approach to a high-risk lead extraction case involving a fractured ICD lead implanted 13 years prior, which included an integration of techniques through a two-operator system to ensure ef…
James Stone, MD shares a case using the BIOMONITOR III (BIOTRONIK), an injectable cardiac monitor, for a patient presenting with syncope.
Daniel Friedman, MD, FACC, FHRS and Lei Xu, DO write that one of the more important advancements in RF pulmonary vein isolation ablation has been the use of high-power, short-duration lesions. The Nagare sheath (Terumo Medical Corporation) enables fa…
EP Lab Digest highlights this EP program in Zurich, Switzerland. They recently opened their first dedicated EP lab in August 2019.
Paul C. Zei, MD, PhD and colleagues describe stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a promising non-invasive cardiac ablation modality that could transform the treatment of ventricular tachycardia. SBRT is a new modality for cardiac ablation that has…
David E. Haines, MD, FHRS, FACC and Christopher J. Bradley, DO provide a review of pulsed field ablation (PFA), which employs trains of high voltage in very short duration electrical pulses to injure tissue by the mechanism of irreversible electropor…