February 2016

Volume 16 Issue 2

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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Firas El Sabbagh, MD, FHRS presents a case describing implantation of a single-chamber Evera MRI XT ICD with SureScan technology (Medtronic plc).
Linda Moulton, RN, MS presents an overview on arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D), an inherited cardiomyopathy.
Richard P. Borge Jr., MD provides a case relating observations from a busy, community-based hospital early in their WATCHMAN device experience.
Allan Nichols, MD, FACC and colleagues discuss that in order to help address the issue of underdetection of atrial fibrillation, OhioHealth Heart and Vascular Physicians began partnering with their neurology colleagues.
Janet Gifford, MSN, ACNP and colleagues describe how a global approach to magnet use may be unnecessary, and that doing nothing preoperatively to the ICD is often the best approach.
Kim Wooten, BSN, RN, RCIS, Manager, Invasive Cardiology & Electrophysiology, and colleagues share information about the EP program at WakeMed Heart Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Susan Deck, MBA, RN, FHRS, RCES, RCIS and Andrea Riefenstahl, MBA, RN highlight how the cardiovascular procedural areas used a shared governance concept known to nursing to enhance staff engagement and provide opportunities for decision making by the…
Efforts to improve the quality of care of patients with heart rhythm disorders must continue, and registries play a part in those efforts.