January 2010

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Volume 10 Issue 1

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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Dear Readers, The implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) is one of the most important advances in the field of cardiology over the past several years. With the development of transvenous defibrillator leads, biphasic waveforms, active cans, and dev…
Munroe Regional Medical Center is a locally owned, not-for-profit community hospital in Marion County. Their full-service medical center, which has been serving patients for 111 years, has 421 licensed beds, 2,500 associates, 450 physicians and 1,700…
The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is an effective therapy for ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) because of its ability to detect and promptly terminate spontaneous VT/VF. From its beginning, ICD testing at…
In this article, authors Ankush Verma, MS and Dr. Sanjeev Saksena discuss their research in intracardiac echocardiography for intraoperative assessment of CRT, as well as their techniques on biatrial mapping for atrial fibrillation using three-dimens…
Reduce, reuse, recycle is one of the many catchphrases used in today’s society, with its increasing emphasis on being green. Is this novel way of thinking possible in the field of healthcare, especially for costly medical devices such as pacemakers?…
This “Day in the Life” feature comes from the Charge RN in the EP, Ablation, and Implant Labs at Halifax Health Medical Center. Halifax Health Medical Center is a 764-bed facility in Daytona Beach, Florida. We are always jam-packed busy, with at lea…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab? The EP lab at The Heart Rhythm Center at Deaconess Health Systems consists of one dedicated EP lab at our main campus and one shared r…