Over the past five years, in an effort to reduce supply costs, most hospitals have begun exerting greater influence on their device procurement process by establishing formalized Value Analysis Device Committees that evaluate new technology acquisiti…
Abhijit Ghatak, MD, MRCP and colleagues report their initial experience with the subcutaneous ICD, concluding that the two-incision technique significantly reduces procedure time as compared to the three-incision technique.
James Kneller, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS, from Kadlec Regional Medical Center, writes that CRT represents an essential component of heart failure therapy, and ECG-guided CRT optimization may dramatically improve patient response to CRT.
Melanie T. Gura, RN, MSN, CNS, CCDS, FHRS, FAHA, AACC and Jason K. Smith, MD present a case illustrating that pacemaker syndrome may occur in different pacing modalities that result in permanent or temporary disruption of AV synchrony.
Syeda Atiqa Batul, MD and colleagues, from Maimonides Medical Center, discuss their use of the Rhythmia™ Mapping System to enable more detailed scar and LAVA mapping to possibly increase the success of VT ablation.