September 2020

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Volume 20 Issue 9

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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The therapies for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are headed in multiple directions, but can be placed into four categories: the directions of better, safer, faster, and cheaper.
Jerry W. Jones, MD, FACEP, FAAEM addresses the misconceptions regarding compensatory and non-compensatory pauses.
In this interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Julie Shea, MS, RNCS, FHRS, CCDS from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, about her role as a nurse practitioner in the EP setting.
Harish Duraiswami, CCDS and colleagues present a case illustrating present challenges and solutions related to remote monitoring of patients residing internationally.
Gregory P. Siroky, MD and colleagues present a case of a patient with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy implanted with a CRT-D who was diagnosed with rate-related LBBB-induced cardiomyopathy after extraction of his device.
Dennis Höwel, MD and colleagues describe their first experience with fluoroscopy-free ablation in Oldenburg, Germany.
In this issue, we speak with Ghaliah Almohani, MD, EP II Msc, PHD, CEPS, FHRS, FESC about the Royal Hospital, a large, tertiary-level, acute-care hospital in Muscat, Oman.
Jeffrey J. Senfield, MD, MS discusses the case of a patient with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation who underwent percutaneous AF ablation, as well as how clinical decision-making pathways are being managed during the pandemic.
Shaun Mohan, MD, MPH, FHRS discusses the creation of the Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program between the University of Kentucky and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.