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EP Lab LIVE
Volume 15 Issue 5
Bradley Knight, MD
Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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Spotlight Interview: Kalispell Regional Healthcare
This month we highlight the EP program in Kalispell, Montana.
Left Atrial Thrombus Aspiration Guided by ICE During Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Utilizing Cerebral Protection Devices
Dr. Adel Mina et al present a case illustrating how taking the extra steps to insert protection filters is feasible prior to aspiration of the thrombus.
Engagement of ICD Patients: Direct Electronic Messaging of Remote Monitoring Data via a Personal Health Record
Carly Daley, BA, CCRC et al discuss their findings from a 3-month feasibility study that showed it is possible to share meaningful ICD data directly with patients and did not adversely impact clinic workflow.
An Interesting Case of Arrhythmia-Induced Cardiomyopathy
Dr. Rakesh Gopinathannair presents a case demonstrating how successful treatment of culprit arrhythmias resulted in resolution of heart failure and complete recovery of left ventricular function.
Development and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Protocol for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with CIEDs: University of Michigan Experience
Laura Horwood, MS, ACNP-BC et al describe the protocol used for patients with CIEDs who undergo MRIs.
Converging Towards an Effective Cure for Persistent AF: A Review of Techniques, and the Case for a First-Line Multidisciplinary Approach
Dr. Felix Yang describes how early results with the Convergent Procedure for treating persistent atrial fibrillation have been favorable.
Dr. Ulhas M. Pandurangi presents a new 2-question EP quiz to our readers.
Weighing the Different Treatment Approaches for Afib: From One Patient’s Perspective
In a follow-up article, Jon Darsee offers his personal perspective on living with atrial fibrillation.
Techniques in Robotic Catheter Manipulation: Interview with Gregory Feld, MD
EP Lab Digest® speaks with Dr. Gregory Feld from UCSD Medical Center about his use of Catheter Robotics’ Amigo® Remote Catheter System.
So Far, So Fast and Ever Evolving: Loma Linda University Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology Program
Included is an update on Loma Linda University’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist program.
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