September 2012

Volume 12 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 landscape of the business of medicine is changing drastically. Stand-alone private practices (particularly in cardiology and other specialties) are becoming extinct dinosaurs. Instead, the new trend has become integration — groups are gradually m…
IntroductionPatients with atrial fibrillation (AF) face an increased risk of systemic thromboembolism.1 The left atrial appendage (LAA), a remnant of the primordial left atrium, represents the major source of cardiac thrombus formation responsible fo…