December 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 12

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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James Kneller, MD, MSc, PhD, FHRS, CCDS discusses his approach to PVC ablation and presents a successful case combining the principles of this workflow.
There is clearly a need for a nonpharmacological alternative to prevent stroke in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and it is logical to assume that removal or occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) would be a valid approach. Ho…
In this article, William A. Zoghbi, MD shares information about the World Heart Federation’s Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce.
Michael McCullough, author of the blog Afibrunner.com, shares his experience living with persistent atrial fibrillation.
This month we highlight an EP program in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Linda Moulton, RN, MS summarizes the recommendations presented in the American Heart Association’s recently published scientific statement on the enhancement of radiation safety in cardiovascular imaging. 
Hanscy Seide, MD and Hae W. Lim, PhD examine the potential efficiencies that may be possible with the cryoballoon system through short and predictable time usage to help maximize staff and EP lab utilization.
Almost a decade ago, four mothers who each lost a child to sudden cardiac arrest came together and founded Parent Heart Watch, a grassroots network of parents turning their tragedy into positive actions to save young lives. 
Jerry W. Jones, MD, FACEP, FAAEM discusses courses available at the Medicus of Houston, a provider of continuing education for physicians and other medical personnel specializing in advanced ECG interpretation and dysrhythmia analysis.
Todd J. Cohen, MD and colleagues highlight the potential applications of a novel, miniaturized, subcutaneous injectable loop recorder for the diagnosis and treatment of syncope of unknown etiology.