May 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 5

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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Drs. Adam Saltzman and Nitesh Sood discuss transcatheter left atrial appendage exclusion using the LARIAT device in a community hospital setting.
Mellanie True Hills, Speaker and CEO, StopAfib.org, presents information on the National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers.
Matthew Giuca, MD and Todd J. Cohen, MD describe the creation of the ANESTHETIC mnemonic tool, which can help enhance patient-centered communication.
The second annual International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage (ISLAA) was held in Orlando, Florida on March 14-16.
On February 22, ZOLL Medical Corporation, in cooperation with the Emirates Cardiac Society, hosted the first Dubai Cardiac Arrest Symposium to increase awareness of the global burden of SCA.
Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC discusses social media, its potential applications in medicine, and its impact on healthcare professionals.
Sachin Kumar Amruthlal Jain, MD and Christian Machado, MD provide a review on the current approaches to LAA management, including the short- and long-term complications and outcomes.
In this interview we speak with Dr. Saumya Sharma from Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, about his tips for successful lead extraction.
Susan N. Heck and Marsha Knapik explain how programs that harness the power of information technology and clinical-decision analytics can transform the delivery of care across their organizations.
John D. Rogers, MD, FACC presents a brief case utilizing a new insertable cardiac monitor for detection of atrial fibrillation.