November 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 11

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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TZ Medical is proud to be a service disabled veteran owned small business, founded and operating out of Portland, Oregon. It continues to enlist the help of veterans in the medical field to find the best medical device solutions at home and abroad.…
The purpose of the initially randomized, controlled PACE-MI trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of a pacemaker combined with beta-blocker therapy at improving the death rate and preventing subsequent heart attacks in individuals with bradycardia…
John Carroll, CEO reviews some circumstances unique to the CRM market and will provide a case study of one facility’s successful approach to CRM contracting.
Amy Newell and Dr. Charles Kinder discuss how a hospital should proceed when considering an EP program expansion.
Authors from Winthrop University Hospital present a clinical image demonstrating how an implantable loop recorder provides high-quality electrograms helpful in diagnosis of syncope of unknown etiology.
Melanie Maytin, MD, MSc, FHRS and colleagues present a case report that illustrates potential complications that can be observed with advisory Riata™ leads and their extraction. 
Konstantin M. Heinroth, MD and colleagues evaluate the feasibility of transcoronary measurement of LV electrical activation by a coated guidewire in a porcine model. 
This month we highlight the prestigious EP program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
In this feature interview, we speak with Atrial Fibrillation Program Coordinator Stacey Solomon, RN-BC about the Atrial Fibrillation Support Group at Holy Spirit A Geisinger Affiliate in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.   
Lou Mastrine, DO and colleagues discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a PentaRay catheter during AF ablation, as well as describe techniques in mapping.