July 2016

Volume 16 Issue 7

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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New data suggest that although the long-term outcomes may be similar between the cryoballoon (CB) and radiofrequency catheter ablation when accounting for the healing phase, the patient experience during the first few weeks after the procedure may be…
Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine; Professor (by courtesy), Electrical Engineering; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology and Innovation and Director, Core Cardiovascular Analysis Laboratory (CCAL),…
In this interview we speak with Monica Pammer, PA-C, in electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, about her recent research examining the use of novel oral anticoagulants on an as needed basis.
Yoaav Krauthammer, MD writes how HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital of St. Paul was the first hospital in the Twin Cities to offer a novel technique in the management of stroke reduction due to atrial fibrillation. 
In the last installment of this article series, we explore what it’s like to be a travel tech in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory. We speak with Tyler Duntsch, RCIS, RCES about his experience as a travel tech with Soliant Health. 
In this interview we speak with Meaghan Coneybeare, Community Manager with NewLifeOutlook.com, about this resource. 
In this interview we speak with Dr. Daniel J. Penny, chief of pediatric cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital, about an innovative video series created for pediatric patients at the hospital.
In this issue we talk with the EP program from Sanford’s USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In this feature interview, we speak with Alicia Burns about living with Brugada syndrome. Her cardiac symptoms went misdiagnosed for years, until she was finally diagnosed with spontaneous Type 1 Brugada Syndrome.
Deb Halligan, RN, BSN, CCDS identifies the barriers faced with remote monitoring at North Shore Medical Center as well as discusses the solutions they created to improve workflow.