November 2016

Volume 16 Issue 11

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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Given that we strive to improve the quality of life in our patents with heart rhythm disorders, and given that living life without pain has almost become a human right, it is important to continue to develop novel, pain-free methods to defibrillate t…
Sasa Vocjcic, CEPS, RCES et al describe how permanent His bundle/para-Hisian pacing can be used to achieve a narrow paced QRS even in the setting of existing conduction disease.
Krishan K. Kataria, MD et al describe how CRT device optimization based on cardiopulmonary exercise testing can lead to significant clinical improvement and should be considered in patients who fail to show clinical improvement initially after device…
In this study by Aaron Sircy, MS et al, the authors demonstrate that capnogram nadir ETCO2 recordings can be used as an adjunctive method to assess balloon-to-PV occlusion during a cryoablation procedure in the treatment of patients with atrial fibri…
Munish Sharma, MD and Koroush Khalighi, MD discuss how as more complex procedures are being performed in cardiac labs and hybrid ORs, newer technologies are demonstrating distinct advantages over conventional devices.
Justin Saunders, MD and Rajesh Venkataraman, MD present a case highlighting several points relevant to device selection for a patient.
Haleem Abdul, MBBS and Rishi G. Anand, MD, FACC, FHRS review the possible mechanisms, diagnostic workup, and available treatment options for IST. 
David N. Kenigsberg, MD provides case reports highlighting the evolving nature of their collaborative approach.
In this feature interview, we speak with Roger Carrillo, MD, Chief of Surgical Electrophysiology at University of Miami Hospital, about his experience with Bridge™ Occlusion Balloon (Spectranetics) for lead extraction.
The electrophysiology labs at University of Chicago Medicine are part of the nationally recognized Heart and Vascular Center. The program has recently grown from 2 EP suites to 3 with the September opening of their state-of-the-art Arrhythmia Technol…