September 2016

Volume 16 Issue 9

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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David Shavelle, MD and Rita Jermyn, MD provide a summary of the implant procedure, discuss the required imaging steps, review procedural supplies, and present a series of case studies to illustrate clinically relevant issues that may arise during sen…
In a new editorial, Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC writes about the ongoing debate on the role that physicians should play in gun control and safety; namely, that the role of the physician should remain, first and foremost, as healer.  
Rod S. Passman, MD, MSCE, FACC, FHRS and Todd T. Tomson, MD write that as we move towards an era of personalized medicine, EPs should question whether the way they practice today makes sense and continually ask themselves how they can leverage the ad…
In this feature interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Daniel Friedman, MD, an electrophysiologist with Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida. 
EP Lab Digest highlights the EP program at the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, which opened in 2015 on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. Their electrophysiology program dates back to 1985, as Scripps was the first location f…
Most would agree that better solutions are needed for patients with persistent and longstanding persistent AF. Suture snare of the LAA as a supplement to PVAI might be at least a partial solution, and it might also come with the added benefit of stro…
This month, we speak with cardiovascular patient researcher and advocate Debbe McCall about her experience with atrial fibrillation. Debbe is the owner at Rowan Tree Perspectives Consulting, a patient representative to the FDA’s Cardiac Drug and Devi…
The Bob and Patty Edwards Arrhythmia Center at Overlake Medical in Bellevue, Washington, was recently the first on the West Coast and only the ninth in the nation to receive national accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. In thi…