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EP Lab LIVE
Volume 15 Issue 12
Bradley Knight, MD
Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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The 2015 Updated Resuscitation Guidelines
The Resuscitation Guidelines have recently been updated. A summary of the changes in the 2015 BLS and ACLS guidelines that pertain to electrophysiologists and the EP lab is below.
Federal Investigations Into Fraud in EP Labs
Sandy Wilds, RN, MS from Cardiovascular Peer Review, LLC reviews the recent Department of Justice settlements related to the billing of ICDs, and how hospitals can avoid False Claims Act liability.
Achieving Quadri-Directional Block for Pulmonary Vein Antral Isolation
Adel Mina, MD, FACC, FHRS and Nicholas Warnecke, PA-C present what they believe to be the first case of achieving quadri-directional block for pulmonary vein antral isolation.
Forging a New Frontier: Navigating the Wild West of Remote Monitoring
Debra M. Halligan, RN, BSN, CCDS describes how forging a new frontier into the management of patients with cardiac devices can be both challenging and rewarding.
Fludrocortisone Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Todd J. Cohen, MD and colleagues discuss the management of an electrophysiology patient who developed persistent hypotension and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Pocket Management to Prevent Infection
Neil Sanghvi, MD, FACC, FHRS discusses how careful management of device pockets and abandoned leads can prevent device erosions and potential intravascular infections.
Utilizing the MR-Conditional ICD at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Scott Lee, MD provides a case detailing his initial experience with the Evera MRI SureScan ICD System at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
Modular EP Lab Installation: Experience from Flagstaff Medical Center
In this interview, we learn more about the installation of a modular EP lab at Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Spotlight Interview: Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
This month we highlight the EP program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, a private, not-for-profit community healthcare system in Tallahassee, Florida.
Women and Atrial Fibrillation: Serving the Underserved
In a new article, Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC writes that we must all serve as advocates for women’s cardiac health, and raise awareness through advocacy, education, and research.
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