May 2013

Volume 13 Issue 6

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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EP Lab Digest® speaks with Gregory R. Zenko, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Snehraj Merchant, Vice President of Engineering, from ScottCare Cardiovascular Solutions about advancements in cardiovascular diagnostics.
The Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions were held in Denver from May 8-11. Enclosed is a compilation of clinical news highlights from the meeting.
 Monica Y. Lo, MD and Richard Wu, MD discuss how genetic testing can play an important role in the management of inherited arrhythmogenic diseases.
Eleonore Werner, MD et al report a case of a female patient who presented to the hospital after a wireless monitor triggered an alert, revealing evidence of a lead fracture in her ICD.
Tobias Schmidt, MD et al describe a case study, including individual steps taken during device implantation. The acute hemodynamic changes after Parachute® Ventricular Partitioning Device implantation in a small subset of patients are also demonstrat…
This month’s Spotlight Interview comes from an EP program in Huntington, West Virginia.
Dr. Nadim Khan and colleagues describe a case in which attempts were made to ablate an arrhythmia, but the sight of origin proved to a barrier.
In this report, Atul Verma, MD details how a patient at Southlake Regional Health Centre had specific clinical circumstances requiring an ICD as well as an ongoing need for MRI imaging, and how this problem was addressed by the use of an MRI-conditio…
M. Clive Robinson, MD and colleagues present a review of their experience with the convergent hybrid procedure, in particular, the principle of their technique of extended posterior left atrial wall ablation, and its role in difficult categories of a…
The investigators of the BRUISE CONTROL study have shown that device surgery is safer and more preferred when done on uninterrupted warfarin rather than with heparin bridging.