May 2015

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Volume 15 Issue 5

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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This month we highlight the EP program in Kalispell, Montana.
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.
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. 
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.  
Laura Horwood, MS, ACNP-BC et al describe the protocol used for patients with CIEDs who undergo MRIs.
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. 
In a follow-up article, Jon Darsee offers his personal perspective on living with atrial fibrillation.
EP Lab Digest® speaks with Dr. Gregory Feld from UCSD Medical Center about his use of Catheter Robotics’ Amigo® Remote Catheter System. 
Included is an update on Loma Linda University’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist program.