August 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 8

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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Dear Readers, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is defined as orthostatic intolerance with an increase in heart rate (HR) of at least 30 beats per minute (bpm) or a HR > 120 bpm after standing for 10 minutes, without orthostatic hyp…
In this article, the authors provide an overview of their use of a microaxial flow pump in a patient with transposition of the great arteries (TGA). This device allowed hemodynamic stability during mapping and ablation of the atrial reentrant tachyca…
Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) and Lebanon Cardiology Associates (LCA) recently partnered to create a community hospital EP program caring for elderly, ill patients, and experienced lower overall implant complications compared to available national tr…
In this article, EP Lab Digest speaks with Allen S. Braswell, Jr., JD, CEO of Pico-Tesla, about their Magneceutical™ Therapy, which involves the use of a very precise, extremely low-level electromagnetic field (EMF) applied by a specially designed de…
In the next installment of the EP 101 series, the authors describe a case involving a narrow complex tachycardia with a long RP interval. Case Presentation A 78-year-old male presented to the emergency room with complaints of shortness of breath, na…
Dr. Louis Janeira is a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist with Community Heart and Vascular Physical in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also a published author of two medical murder mysteries. In writing these books, Dr. Janeira hopes to teach the r…
In this article, the authors describe a case of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, which is a weakening of the myocardium due to prolonged periods of a fast heart rate.1
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? We have one dedicated EP room with the option of using a CV room on our busy days. Our EP lab is staffed by Physicians Assistants (PAs),…
In this interview, we speak with Mark Sweesy, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS, RCES and President of the Arrhythmia Technologies Institute (ATI), located in Greenville, South Carolina. ATI is a complete educational program available for allied professionals in the…