October 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 10

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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Ashley Shepherd shares her story of surviving an episode of sudden cardiac arrest, receiving an ICD, and later becoming a technical service specialist with St. Jude Medical.
Jason Huang, MD and Jordan M. Prutkin, MD, MHS discuss how more needs to be done to reduce sudden cardiac death in high school and college athletes in the United States.
Included are highlights from the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium, which took place August 16-17 at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center hotel.
Dr. Rory Childers was a pillar of the Cardiology Faculty at the University of Chicago for 50 years. A memorial service will be held for Dr. Rory Childers on November 13 at 1 p.m. on the University of Chicago campus at Rockefeller Chapel.
Stroke Coordinator Susan Maynard, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC describes the process Mount Nittany Medical Center underwent to achieve Primary Stroke Center certification.
This month we check out an EP program in Seoul, South Korea.
Archana Kodali, MD and Koroush Khalighi, MD, FAOP, FACC, FCCP describe the association of superior vena cava syndrome with an intracardiac device and antiphospholipid antibodies.
Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington, located on the campus of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, recently earned full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
Kenneth Yamamura, MD, FACC and Bonnie McDonald RN, CEPS, RCIS from the Pepin Heart Institute present a case on persistent left superior vena cava.
Mary Abanto, RN, CCRN, CEPS describes receiving the competency certification in cardiac electrophysiology for allied professionals from the IBHRE.