April 2021

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Volume 21 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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There is a growing need for temporary epicardial and transvenous cardiac pacing. A fully bioresorbable, leadless, battery-free cardiac pacemaker has the potential to be used for a limited amount of time as an alternative.
Included this month is a letter to the editor and response in regards to a recent EP Lab Digest article in the January 2021 issue.
Daniel Alyesh, MD, and colleagues describe the proposed pathophysiology of “long-hauler syndrome” and their experience with these patients.
EP Lab Digest speaks with Marshall Winner, MD, about the Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence at TriHealth Heart Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Carol Wesley describes how a cost-benefit analysis can lead to a fundamental understanding of program needs vs wants as well as the costs vs benefits — a valuable exercise for any program seeking to make the most effective use of limited funds.
In this episode of The EP Edit podcast, we’re highlighting Great Debates & Updates in Electrophysiology, taking place online April 22-24th.
Roman Piotrowski, MD, and Piotr Kulakowski, MD, PhD, FESC present a patient with cardioinhibitory VVS treated successfully with cardioneuroablation.
Obayda Azizy, MD and colleagues investigate the impact of left atrial appendage closure on left atrial function in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
EP Lab Digest speaks with Deepak Gaba, MD (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist), and Shari Slyder, BS, RT(R) (CI) ARRT (Managing Director of Cardiovascular Services), at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana.
In this month’s issue, we talk with David M. Donaldson, MD, FACC, FHRS about this EP program in Orange, California.