June 2020

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Volume 20 Issue 6

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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It can be more difficult to barbeque a hamburger during the winter unless one has a high-quality grill capable of overcoming the elements. It appears that not only is cooling the esophagus during RF left atrial ablation protective of the esophagus, b…
Amber Seiler, NP and colleagues discuss the development of a telemedicine program at Cone Health as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Cone Health is a 1,254-bed hospital system located in Greensboro, North Carolina.  
Jim Collins, CPC, CCC writes that since the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve seen an increase in mainstream telehealth and reporting office visit codes for telehealth services. However, could all this go away as soon as the public health emergency is decl…
David Kenigsberg, MD, FHRS shares a recent case of a patient with COVID-19 who underwent pacemaker generator replacement. Dr. Kenigsberg is a founding member of Florida Heart Rhythm Specialists and the medical director of the electrophysiology labora…
Furqan A. Rajput, MD, MS and Abraham G. Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS provide a follow-up article on MACRA and the evolution of healthcare in the United States. Since their original article in EPLD’s September 2018 issue, there have been several upd…
Featured is an interview with Boris Keweloh, MD, Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Klinik Hirslanden in Zürich, Switzerland, and Founder/CEO of Cardiolectra GmbH in Berlin, Germany.
In this interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Kenneth Civello, MD about his experience implementing telemedicine visits for his EP patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Civello is an electrophysiologist with Louisiana Cardiology Associates at Our L…
Tahmeed Contractor, MD and colleagues discuss their EP program in Loma Linda, California. Their core clinical EP team includes 5 physicians (including 1 pediatric electrophysiologist), 4 nurse practitioners, 1 RN coordinator, and 1 dedicated EP sched…
Kanwar Singh, MD, FHRS and Richard Abben, MD, FACC present a case highlighting the importance of utilizing detailed diagnostic testing during the baseline EP study, high-density mapping to safely ablate complex arrhythmias, and His bundle pacing in a…
Eric S. Williams, MD, FACC, FHRS describes a ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation procedure in a patient treated successfully with half-normal saline irrigation.