June 2016

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Volume 16 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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Fortunately, there is now a highly effective, drug-specific reversal agent for dabigatran. It is important for invasive cardiac teams who care for patients often taking NOACs to be aware of this new option and have it readily available.
Marcin Kowalski, MD and colleagues assess the economic value associated with shorter AF ablation procedure times based on VALUE PVI data. 
In the second installment of this article series, we explore what it’s like to be a travel nurse in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory. Here we speak with Kristen English, RN about her experience as a travel RN with Soliant Health. …
David Slotwiner, MD, FACC, FHRS provides a brief review summarizing the evidence supporting the advantages of a strategy that includes wireless remote monitoring, including recommendations on how to incorporate the technology into clinical practice,…
James Kneller, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS shares the resources developed by his clinic which may be useful for other practices seeking to improve risk factor modification for their patients. 
The 4th International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage (ISLAA), sponsored by the ISLAA Foundation, was held March 11-12, 2016 in New York City.
Management of a burgeoning CIED patient population has required busy device practices to consider and integrate remote care efficiently into their practice models. This article highlights remote monitoring practices by Dr. David Harnick, Assistant Pr…
Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix campus, formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, is a 733-bed, non-profit academic medical center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Lynn Brewer, CCDS et al report a case of presumed unipolar LV lead insulation degradation resulting in an atypical impedance pattern and LV capture from non-existing bipolar pacing vectors. 
As technologies and our understanding of AF evolve, we need to accept this new information and integrate it into everyday practices, writes Dr. David Weisman.