September 2008

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Volume 8 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 purpose of this article is to explain technical aspects of ambulatory monitoring in order to achieve accurate reporting and minimize the potentials for repeating the requested testing. This article will also enlighten readers as to the importan…
Clinical History: • 62-year-old male • CAD • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy • EF 20% • Sustained Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia • S/P ICD implantation ICD: - MDT: Gem® 7227 - V Lead: MDT: 6945 Sprint • Routine scheduled remote evaluation…
Brenda Rechtman, RN, BSN, is the Manager of the EP lab at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia. She recently was one of only 11 Carilion Clinic nurses to receive the prestigious ‘Healthcare with a Human Touch’ Award. In this interview, she…
Tell us about the South African Heart Association (SA Heart). When was it formed, and why? The South African Heart Association was formally constituted in September 1999 from the amalgamation of the Southern African Cardiac Society and the South…
In recognition of September being Atrial Fibrillation Month, EP Lab Digest had the honor of speaking with Mellanie True Hills, who is the CEO of the American Foundation for Women’s Health and StopAfib.org. She is a speaker and author of the award-win…
When was the EP lab started at your institution? The Levinson Heart Hospital at CJW Medical Center opened its first electrophysiology lab in January of 1990 by Dr. Roosevelt Gilliam. CJW Medical Center was the first private hospital in the area to…
Many factors have led to a dramatic expansion in the implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers (PCM), implantable defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRT). This includes an aging population,…
There is a new protocol of conducting autopsies for cases of unexplained cardiac death; the new standard was developed by the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Dr. Michael Gollob is the director of…