April 2013

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Volume 13 Issue 4

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

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Authors Ayotunde M. Bamimore, MD, J. Paul Mounsey, BM, BCh, PhD, and Andy C. Kiser, MD describe a case utilizing this collaborative technique.
Suneet Mittal, MD, Dan Musat, MD, and Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD provide three case vignettes describing their use of the LARIAT® Suture Delivery Device (SentreHEART) at The Valley Hospital.
This month’s Spotlight Interview comes from the EP program in Maywood, Illinois.
Jim Collins, CPC, CCC, notes that while the AMA has eased the documentation burden for the most common components of ablative procedures, the documentation requirements for complex ablative procedures have become more precise, and most add-on service…
The Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced the launch of the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, one of the only institutes in the world to integrate cardiovascular and cerebrovascular care.
Suneel Kumar, MD and Abraham G. Kocheril, MD present a case of a patient with drug-refractory atypical AFL, post-catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, who underwent extensive mapping of the left atrium that revealed a dual-loop figure-8 macro-re…
Dhimesh P. Patel, MD and colleagues present a case in which a new RV lead with a new generator was implanted in a 76-year-old man.
Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, MD, Rui Campante Teles, MD, and Luís Raposo, MD describe the case of a 67-year-old female with longstanding essential hypertension, resistant to treatment with a combination of six different drugs, referred for catheter-bas…
This case by Steven J. Fowler, MD and Larry A. Chinitz, MD illustrates the clinical application of a new iteration of technology that has been long known and understood, but recently improved upon: the integrated VDD lead.
Monthly update from the SICP, including information on upcoming events.