September 2014

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Volume 14 Issue 9

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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With the U.S. availability of three novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), is there any reason to still prescribe warfarin to treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at increased risk for stroke?
In the newest installment of this continuing article series on EP clinicians and Twitter, EP Lab Digest® speaks with Pasquale Santangeli, MD from the Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania…
In this interview we speak with Rafael E. Pena, MD, FACC and J. Rod Gimbel, MD, FACC about the first patient with an ICD who underwent an MRI scan as part of the FDA-approved investigational ProMRI study.
This month we check out an EP program in Phoenix, Arizona.
Todd J. Cohen, MD et al describe a case of remote mapping with Catheter Robotics’ Amigo Remote Catheter System using Biosense Webster’s Carto 3 System and SmartTouch catheter.
Kevin R. Campbell, MD provides an editorial discussing the need for guidelines requiring routine ECG screening in young athletes prior to participation in organized sporting activities in the U.S.
B. Jakub Wilhelm, MD and Brigitte Osswald, MD summarize the history of cardiac pacemakers, from its beginnings in the 1920s until present day. Technical and clinical challenges of pacemaker implantation are also described.
Hui Dong, MD et al present a study to evaluate the technical feasibility and short-term outcomes of transradial renal denervation by a longer radiofrequency ablation catheter.
In this article we speak with Miguel Bryce, MD, Medical Director of Electrophysiology, about Florida Hospital Waterman’s recently upgraded shared cardiac cath/EP laboratory and upcoming second lab.
This article showcases two practices that, in recent years, have implemented a virtual labor source for cardiac monitoring.