February 2013

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Volume 13 Issue 2

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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Brad Sutton, MD, MBA and colleagues discuss the clinical and financial impact of remote monitoring, strategies for practice staffing and information management, as well as practice workflow.
In this article David M. Gilligan, MD summarizes the adverse cardiovascular effects of endurance exercise, especially as it pertains to arrhythmias.
This month’s Spotlight Interview comes from the EP program in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC, presents the major issues surrounding gender disparities in cardiovascular careand how to make a difference in outcomes.  
Grant R. Simons, MD, FACC, FHRS describes use of the LARIAT device for intra-pericardial ligation of the LAA in two patients with multiple risk factors for stroke and absolute contraindications to systemic anticoagulation.
Dhimesh P. Patel, MD, and Todd J. Cohen, MD, briefly summarize the confusion between syncope and seizure disorder.
Laura J. Wentworth, RN, CNS and colleagues present new research that suggests that ice application immediately before and after sheath removal may reduce both pain and the overall use of pain and anxiolytic medications following AF ablation.
Edward J. Schloss, MD shares his list of “lessons learned” over the years in cardiac device implantation and follow up.
Antonio Navarrete, MD, FACC, CCDS and Louis Janeira, MD present a case of WPW in a patient with a persistent left superior vena cava.
Karthik Ramaswamy, MD, FHRS, answers some common questions about robotic magnetic catheter navigation.