October 2016

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Volume 16 Issue 10

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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The DANISH study should not be interpreted as a negative study — it should also not be used by physicians (or by administrators in a universal health care system) to withhold potentially lifesaving ICD therapy for all patients with a nonischemic dila…
The DANISH study should not be interpreted as a negative study — it should also not be used by physicians (or by administrators in a universal health care system) to withhold potentially lifesaving ICD therapy for all patients with a nonischemic dila…
The Arrhythmia Alliance describes current and future initiatives to help provide global routine screening for atrial fibrillation. 
In this case study, Rajeev Joshi, MD describes a 51-year-old male patient brought in for ICD implantation with a primary prevention indication. In this case study, Rajeev Joshi, MD describes a 51-year-old male patient brought in for ICD implanta…
For the last 20 years, the faculty from the Order and Disorder EP Training Program has enjoyed presenting educational content to thousands of EP professionals. Their hope is to make a positive contribution to the specialty. Here they share their stor…
Jon Darsee shares his reflections on Mother Teresa, who he met in 1984 while working for a cardiac device company. She died September 5th, 1997, and was canonized on September 4th, 2016.
In this interview, we speak with Dana Rivera about surviving a stroke in June 2009. She is now a recovery coach for stroke survivors and leader of a Stroke Support Group at UCLA. Through speaking and advocacy, she is bringing attention to stroke awar…
Recent recommendations indicate that remote monitoring should be employed to follow-up all CIED types. Niraj Varma, MD, PhD writes that all patients receiving CIEDs should receive devices capable of automatic remote monitoring. 
Dr. Rick Henderson of AnMed Health Arrhythmia Specialists in South Carolina was recently the first in the region to offer the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (Boston Scientific) implant. Learn more about the program here. 
Chris Atherton, RN, BSN, MPA describes their process for the Universal Protocol at their facility. She notes that as caregivers, we need to step back and review what we are doing, as any mistakes made can potentially have a devastating impact on the…