June 2015

Volume 15 Issue 6

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

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The efficacy of catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) is improving as the technologies used to perform durable pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), such as the second-generation cryoballoon and contact force sensing radiofrequency abla…
Todd J. Cohen, MD and colleagues from Winthrop University Hospital present an interesting case on syncope during pregnancy. Arrhythmias of all types that present in pregnancy provide a challenge to the doctor and patient. 
Vito Valentino, PA-C and colleagues from Maimonides Medical Center share their experience with post-operative wound care for implanted cardiac devices, and describe applying a pressure dressing with use of a unique skin-sensitive approach.
This month we highlight an EP program providing cardiovascular services to patients within a tri-state (North Dakota, western Minnesota, and South Dakota), 300-mile radius across the upper Midwest.
To support the ongoing training of cardiovascular technologists and provide an educational framework for invasive cardiovascular training programs, the SICP has published, with the endorsement of the SCAI, the 2015 Educational Guidelines for Invasive…
Steven Higgins, MD describes the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The $456 million institute will serve as the high-tech hub for cardiovascular services at Scripps Health.
Nicholas G. Tullo, MD, FACC, FHRS discusses ECG Academy®, an online educational resource that teaches users how to expertly analyze and interpret basic and advanced 12-lead ECGs and rhythm strips like an electrophysiologist. 
Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions, were held May 13-16th in Boston. Enclosed here is a compilation of news highlights from the meeting.