April 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 4

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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Federal health care reforms now allow patients with preexisting conditions to get health insurance more easily. However, health insurance companies are still in the driver’s seat.
In this feature interview we speak with Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP about the Defibrillator Design Challenge, a contest that is helping to increase awareness and educate the public about the importance and use of AEDs.
Jennifer Westford from Corazon, Inc. identifies some trends and possible strategies that may be helpful in addressing the physician shortage issue.
Sanjay S. Srivatsa, MBBChir, MRCP reviews the physiologic and clinical evidence for right ventricular septal versus apical pacing, and presents a novel angiographic technique for efficient attainment of the optimal septal pacing site.
Scott Kaufman, DO et al discusses the value that device-based monitoring brings to their patient’s individualized plan of care.
Here we speak with Mike Hess, Vice President of Bradycardia R&D and the CRDM Division at Medtronic, about the creation of the Micra TPS seven years ago.
Gregory Woo, MD, FHRS, FACC et al demonstrate two anatomic variations encountered during cardiac device implantation that can make a routine case challenging: (1) venous stenosis with chronic leads, and (2) a persistent left superior vena cava.
In this article, EP Lab Digest® speaks with David Haines, MD about the clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Toray Satake Balloon Thermal Ablation System.
Natalia S. Rost, MD, MPH discusses the collaborative approach at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care.
Bob Roth, Executive Director of the SASEAP, presents information on the upcoming annual conference, which takes place September 12-14 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.