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EP Lab LIVE
Volume 13 Issue 11
Bradley Knight, MD
Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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Exercise Restrictions for Carriers of the Mutation for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
The evidence is mounting that not just patients with ARVC/D, but also those who are asymptomatic carriers of the mutation, should avoid participation in aerobic exercises and endurance training.
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) Update
This month’s update from the SICP covers information on chapter calls, upcoming review courses, advocacy, and more.
A Leading Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research
Donna M. Buchanan, PhD and John A. Spertus, MD, MPH present information on the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute/University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Reducing Radiation Exposure in the EP Lab
Vijay Swarup, MD, FHRS from Arizona Heart Hospital shares his experience in using the CartoUnivu Module to decrease fluoroscopy use in the EP lab.
World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day 2013
Every second Saturday of September is commemorated as Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day, and various events are organized to increase the awareness on AF amongst community members.
Pacemaker National Coverage Determination: A Synopsis of Recent CMS Policy Change
Rishi Anand, MD, FHRS, FACC and Fred Kusumoto, MD, FHRS, FACC discuss the revised national coverage determination governing pacemakers, which went into effect on August 13, 2013.
Use of the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device for Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Ashish Patel, MD, MPH and Nelson Lamarche, MD describe their use of the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device. Currently their practice is to offer this option only to patients with contraindications to anticoagulation, not as an alternative.
Spotlight Interview: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
This month we check out an EP program in Denver, Colorado.
A Review of the HRS/EHRA/APHRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Inherited Primary Arrhythmia Syndromes
Linda Moulton, RN, MS provides a review of some of the major features of the expert consensus document on inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes.
Radial Intracardiac Echocardiography Guidance in the Electrophysiology Lab
Jeffrey L. Williams, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS and Sheetal Chandhok, MD, FACC describe their use of radial intracardiac echocardiography during invasive EP procedures.
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