April 2013

Volume 13 Issue 5

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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While the development of an EP program involves many people and necessitates a great deal of effort and investment, the rewards can be substantial.
This month’s Spotlight Interview comes from an EP program in St. Louis, Missouri.
We speak with EPs and cardiovascular surgeons from heart centers that have evolved their AF programs from silos of AF expertise to highly integrated AF teams delivering a new standard for comprehensive AF care.
Andrew Kaplan, MD provides an update on his use of the Sensei® X Robotic System (Hansen Medical) three years after implementation.
In this article, we hear from EP professionals who have worked in the travel healthcare industry with MedSource Travelers.
Steven P. Kutalek, MD provides a review of the S-ICD, which he believes will establish itself as a viable and strong alternative to the use of a transvenous defibrillator.
The purpose of this article is to discuss early procedural data from a multicenter study examining the enhancements of the first- and second-generation cryoballoon for the treatment of AF.
Included are highlights from the 1st International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage (ISLAA), which took place March 1-2 at the InterContinental Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
This case study from the University of Wisconsin demonstrates the authors’ approach to fluoroscopy-free SVT ablation utilizing a 3D electroanatomic mapping system and cryoablation catheter.
Sarah K. Hussain, MD and J. Michael Mangrum, MD describe their development of a training program that incorporates robotics early in EP fellowship.