September 2013

Volume 13 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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This update features a message from the SICP President, information on SICP’s Signature RCIS & RCES Review Courses, and New Cardiovascular Horizons 2014.
Mark Arokiaraj, MD, DM and colleagues discuss the potential for a novel theoretical cardiac resynchronization therapy method using polymer-based actuators and devices to control mitral regurgitation.
Jeffrey L. Williams, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS is the medical director of electrophysiology at The Good Samaritan Hospital. In this interview he talks about his newly published book, What is a Pacemaker? A Cardiologist’s Guide for Patients and Care Provider…
In this article, Aysha Arshad, MD, FACC, FHRS covers updates on lead extraction guidelines as well as provides information on their experience at The Valley Hospital.
In this special feature, Jonthy E. Williams shares her first-hand account of the convergent procedure she underwent to treat the atrial fibrillation she was experiencing. Since the operation she has not had any further episodes of atrial fibrillation…
Bob Mattioli from PrepMD talks with Mitchell Shein, Chief, Implantable Electrophysiological Devices Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Devices at FDA, about the FDA’s use of PrepMD’s training to support regulatory staff.
We speak with Darryl Elmouchi, MD about the Spectrum Health Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Emergency Department (ED) Clinical Pathway and AF Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 This month we check out the EP program at NYU Langone Medical Center, which is composed of three hospitals – Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases – plus the NYU School of Medicine.
Prasad Palakurthy, MD and colleagues review the original Medtronic procedure guide of testing for PV occlusion via injection of contrast agent followed by fluoroscopy examination and describe their experience with a system that utilizes automated and…