July 2014

Volume 14 Issue 7

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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Included is an overview of the upcoming meeting, which will be held August 16-17 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Linda Moulton, RN, MS contributes a review of the highlights and major changes seen in the new guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Adel Mina, MD, FACC and Nicholas Warnecke, PA-C stress that cases must be individualized when it comes to stroke risk reduction prior to pursuing direct current cardioversion and/or ablation.
James Kneller, MD, MSc, PhD, FHRS, CCDS shares his workflow for CFE-guided PVI and AF ablation, which he anticipates will improve outcomes.
The LAPTOP-HF study is (was) a prospective, multi-center, IDE trial that involved placement of a left atrial pressure (LAP) transducer.
Mary P. Orencole, MS, ANP-BC and colleagues provide information on MADIT-CHIC, the first prospective study of the cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) in chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy.
Luann Hallahan, RN, BSN, BC presents a study that was done to determine if a single, dedicated EP lab at UPMC Passavant Hospital could improve its TAT efficiency to compare to the Operating Room TAT national average of 20-25 minutes.
This month we check out the EP program in Pensacola, Florida.
Senthil Thambidorai, MD, FHRS details a case from the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, a community-based hospital that recently performed their first S-ICD implantation.
Daniel S. Goldman, MD, FACC, FHRS and Linda Moulton, RN, MSN describe a new “non-invasive” device for skin closure that was recently approved for low-tension surgical wounds.