October 2012

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Volume 12 Issue 10

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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TYRX® Receives New Product Innovation AwardTYRX, Inc., the leader in the commercialization of implantable medical devices designed to help reduce surgical-site infections associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) including…
The first acute hemodynamic studies that demonstrated the benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) investigated the impact of biventricular pacing in patients with a left bundle branch block (LBBB) and a very wide QRS complex. Subsequent,…
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is one of a classification of preexcitation disorders that have been found to have a genetic component. Recent research has identified the gene (PRKAG2) with WPW associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) a…
The demand to assess patients with implantable pacemakers and defibrillators increases yearly. Proper assessment of these patients currently requires: 1) access to the appropriate manufacturer’s programmer, 2) the presence of appropriately trained pe…
Over the last decade, temperature management is being used widely and frequently as a tool to prevent neurological damage after cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest survivors can have devastating neurologic impairments after recovery. There are nearly 383,…
Advances in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) have dramatically changed the management of this condition over the last decade.1 Improvements in both procedural outcomes and complication rates have made this an attractive treatment option…
Genetic counselors play an important role in assuring comprehensive cardiac care to patients with heart rhythm disorders. Many of the diagnoses seen in electrophysiology clinics have a genetic component, and therefore appropriate work-up by a trained…
Jonathan Sussman, MD is a cardiac electrophysiologist with the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. In this article he discusses his experience using Catheter Robotics’ Amigo™ Remote Catheter System.…
UC San Diego Health System is the San Diego region’s only academic health system and is composed of the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, the UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Cen…
Background:Cardiac rhythm disturbances are relatively common in the pediatric age group, occurring in about 1 in 1,000 children. Although most of these arrhythmias tend to be benign, some can be debilitating or life-threatening.