July 2013

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Volume 13 Issue 7

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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Clearly, there continues to be advances in the field of intracardiac EP. However, an inspection of the recent EP literature would suggest that the future of EP is outside the heart.
Featured in this update is information on previous and upcoming events, the Educators Committee, how to host an RCIS/RCES Review Course, advocacy efforts, and SICP chapter liaisons.
In the March 2013 issue of EP Lab Digest®, Raman Mitra, MD, PhD and Michael Mirro, MD created a quiz to better understand how others view meaningful use and the push toward EHRs. Included here are the results.
We speak with Dr. Sears about his interactive mobile phone “ICD Coach” app. Dr. Sears is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences at East Carolina University and the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, North C…
Hayrullah Alp, MD and colleagues from Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram School of Medicine Hospital, present an infant with Ebstein’s anomaly and ventricular communications that permitted excess pulmonary blood flow in neonatal period.
Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FACC from Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute discusses how patients with a left ventricular assist device pose unique considerations when considering left-sided ablation procedures.
Bohuslav Finta, MD from West Michigan Heart, Spectrum Health and Meijer Heart Center shares his initial experience with left atrial appendage closure using the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device (SentreHEART, Inc.).
Edmund O. Ang, MD describes the efforts to establish a Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and AF ablation program at St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City in the Philippines.
This month we revisit the EP program at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, which has been nationally recognized for excellence in providing top quality patient care with special emphasis on safety and patient outcomes.
The Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Clinic at THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano’s Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care™ is a referral center for physicians dealing with suspected inherited causes of SCD.