November 2013

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Volume 13 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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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.
This month’s update from the SICP covers information on chapter calls, upcoming review courses, advocacy, and more.
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.
Vijay Swarup, MD, FHRS from Arizona Heart Hospital shares his experience in using the CartoUnivu Module to decrease fluoroscopy use in the EP lab.
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.
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.
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.
This month we check out an EP program in Denver, Colorado.
Linda Moulton, RN, MS provides a review of some of the major features of the expert consensus document on inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes.
Jeffrey L. Williams, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS and Sheetal Chandhok, MD, FACC describe their use of radial intracardiac echocardiography during invasive EP procedures.