February 2009

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Volume 9 Issue 2

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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This article outlines Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s innovative Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which is among only a few in the country. Computer games, music, cell phones, movies, friends, lip gloss and homework: all things in a ty…
Cameron Health Commences Clinical Trial of the Minimally Invasive Totally Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator for Treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Cameron Health, Inc. announces the first CE trial implants in Europe and New Zealand for Cameron…
There are two new questions this month. Please take a look at the questions below and let us know if you can help answer any of them! You can respond by emailing us at eplabdigest@hotmail.com or visiting us online at www.eplabdigest.com. Remember, wh…
Dear Readers, In the United States (U.S.), ablation catheters are required to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can be used for cardiac ablation. However, as most electrophysiologists realize, most ablation catheters…
In this article, Dr. Ravindra Gupta explains the importance of environmentally friendly initiatives for hospitals, and lists some of the changes that were recently made at Inova Fairfax Hospital. A hospital is one of the few pillars in a community…
For several years now, we have asked for your recommendations on what measures you’ve used in reducing or containing costs in the lab. We’ve also wondered if your EP lab utilizes a third party for reprocessing, which might have benefited in some furt…
Hansen Medical Highlights Sensei Robotic Catheter System Alongside Cohesion 3-D Visualization Module at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium Hansen Medical, Inc. showcased its Sensei® Robotic Catheter System and the CoHesion™ 3-D Visualization Modul…
An unexplained loss of consciousness can be a very scary experience, especially when its causes cannot be explained or diagnosed. Syncope affects a million and a half Americans each year, and unfortunately, more than 40% of cases are misdiagnosed or…
A new survey completed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) shows that 90 percent of emergency physicians believe that resuscitation practices in the United States are not very effective. In this interview, we speak with Dr. Jourile…