March 2014

Volume 14 Issue 3

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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This month’s update from the SICP includes the incoming SICP President message and information on advocacy.
Arjun V. Gururaj, MD and colleagues present a case of a patient with PAF with an unusual anatomic variant, which presented some challenges regarding ablation treatment.
Valay Parikh, MD and Soad Bekheit, MD, PhD, FHRS provide highlights from the 9th Annual Electrophysiology Cardiac Symposium, which took place October 23rd at Staten Island University Hospital.
Kenneth Yamamura, MD and colleagues discuss their first cases implanting Boston Scientific’s S-ICD™ System. In December 2013, Dr. Asad Sawar and Dr. Kenneth Yamamura worked in conjunction to implant the first two S-ICD Systems at Florida Hospital Tam…
Tonja LaDue, RCIS, MBA outlines the AF program at St. Luke’s Health System, which includes the St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center EP lab as well as the outpatient Heart Rhythm Center and Center of Excellence for Atrial Fibrillation.
Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, FHRS and Shawn M. Cole, MD share a case of a patient who presented with minimal symptoms in a primary care setting.
This month we check out an EP program in Urbana, Illinois. Presence Covenant has one dedicated EP lab and two Cardiac Cath / Invasive Radiology suites.
Jason S. Sperling, MD and Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD describe their “go to” procedure for patients who do not respond to initial ablation or have the most challenging substrate (e.g., longstanding persistent AF).
Sri Sundaram, MD, FHRS and Brenda Yost, PhD, RN, PhD, NEA-BC discuss achieving AF certification through the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care.
How should this patient be managed? Should the generator simply be replaced, or should the lead be revised at the time of generator replacement?