April 2020

Volume 20 Issue 4

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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A 72-year-old man was admitted because of persistent atrial fibrillation after suffering a stroke 4 months prior. CHA2DS2-VASc score was 4 and HAS-BLED score was 2. Considering the potentially life-threatening bleeding complications, the patient chos…
As the son of an electrophysiologist who was also an avid sailor, Geoffrey Rubin, MD grew up hearing stories of not only resuscitations, but also of the open sea.
Janet Gifford, MSN, NP and colleagues discuss how remote CIED interrogations are an efficient alternative to in-person interrogation for evaluation of subjects with heart failure, syncope, or stroke.
Jonathon A. Wertz, MD reports a case of superior vena cava perforation in an elderly woman diagnosed 10 days after device implantation.
In this interview, we speak with Rajesh Venkataraman, MD, FHRS from Houston Methodist the Woodlands Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.
These interviews with Andrea Natale, MD and Matthew Dare, CEPS (Research and Technology Coordinator) are designed to explore the current shortcomings in signal processing, and describe their early experience with the PURE EP™ System.
Mark Mascarenhas, MD presents a case study of a patient with a BIOTRONIK DX ICD system, which could be programmed in one simple programming step from VVI pacing to VDD pacing.
This month, we check back in with two labs previously featured in our Spotlight Interview: Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, Georgia, and Hartford Healthcare Heart and Vascular Institute, Hartford, Connecticut.
Senthil Thambidorai, MD presents his experience with the Coherent module and CARTO 3 V7 (Biosense Webster, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company), which has allowed for rapid collection of accurate high-density maps of complex arrhythmias.