November 2012

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Volume 12 Issue 11

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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OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is a 616-bed facility located in Peoria, Illinois. In recent years, OSF Saint Francis has grown to become the fourth largest medical center in Illinois. The medical center is a major teaching affiliate of the Universi…
A collaboration between The Valley Health System in Ridgewood, New Jersey and New York, New York, and cardiologists in Siberia, Russia has led to the publication of a randomized, double-blind study showing that renal denervation prevented atrial fibr…
Our EP lab is a single lab in a three-lab complex that houses procedures including interventional radiology, cardiology, and EP. Our EP team is comprised of a nurse, two CVTs, and an X-ray tech. We also utilize anesthesia services for most of our cas…
The new officers for SICP’s 2012–2014 Executive Committee have recently been appointed, and we are beginning our action plans. As your new President Elect, I look forward to the next several years, as I serve the SICP membership and the invasive card…
In this article EP Lab Digest® speaks with Jonathan Philpott, MD, director of the Sentara Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Program, and electrophysiologist Ian Woollett, MD of Cardiovascular Associates. Sentara Heart Hospital was the first in the world to…
A 50-year-old healthy woman was relaxing at home with her husband watching TV. She didn’t take any medications or smoke, drink, or use drugs. Suddenly, he noticed that she had stopped talking to him. Concerned, he took her pulse but she was pulseless…
In this article we speak with W. Drew Palin, MD, Medical Innovation Officer at Preventice, about their recent FDA 510(k) clearance for the BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System™, which was developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and STMicroelectr…
A new Medicare ruling that makes potentially avoidable surgical site infections (SSIs) following cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedures non-reimbursable could have significant financial and quality rating impacts for hospitals, accor…
While atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders in the world, affecting more than five million people in the U.S., it is also one of the more challenging conditions to treat, particularly for patients with persistent or per…