June 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 6

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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Whether or not DFT testing should be performed at implant was addressed in a study presented during Heart Rhythm 2014.
Did you miss Heart Rhythm 2014 in San Francisco? The Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions were held May 7-10, 2014. Enclosed is a compilation of clinical news highlights from the meeting.
Dr. Payam Safavi-Naeini et al review Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM) with the RhythmView™ 3D Electrophysiological Mapping System.
Dr. Raffaele Corbisiero and Wyatt Stahl, BSEE describe the S-ICD, a less invasive option that should be considered at the original time of implant.
Drs. Jose Osorio and Joaquin Arciniegas discuss their experience with contact force technology at St. Vincent’s Birmingham in Alabama.
Dr. Srihari S. Naidu shares his thoughts on the Sunshine Act and its potential impact on physicians.
Dr. Zar Chi Win et al write that one should be aware of this etiology, since establishing AV synchrony can resolve the acute symptoms and help improve cardiac function.
Dr. Senthil K. Thambidorai et al discuss their use of Google Glass to transmit images and videos of five simulated cases from the EP lab at Houston Northwest Hospital to a laptop at the UTH outpatient clinic.
This month we check out the EP program at Lancashire Cardiac Centre, which is part of a large teaching hospital based in Blackpool in the Northwest of England.
Dr. Nishant Verma et al recently had the opportunity to trial a smartphone-based wireless ECG monitor, which resulted in a high level of physician and patient satisfaction.