January 2017

|
Volume 17 Issue 1

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
HMP Communications, 70 E. Swedesford Rd
Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355
Telephone: (800) 371-0791

Fax: (866) 488-8273
Email: jelrod@hmpglobal.com
The current inefficient ambulatory care model has not kept up with new expectations. This is particularly true for medical proceduralists who evaluate patients in the outpatient venue. After years of watching clinic physicians be piled on, the Americ…
B. John Hynes, MD, FHRS, CCDS discusses the construction and use of a hybrid OR at St. Rita’s in Lima, Ohio. 
Linda Moulton, RN, MS and Kriegh Moulton, MD review the purpose of each component of an EP study, and then focus on measurement of baseline intervals.
Neil Sanghvi, MD asks: Why should the patient be subjected to a financial burden when the product they have purchased has malfunctioned? 
We speak with Dr. Brett Faulknier, Director of Electrophysiology at Indian River Medical Center in Florida, about the hospital’s new $5 million EP lab that features MediGuide™ Technology (St. Jude Medical).  
Tom Harmon presents the results of the 2016-2017 Cath Lab, EP, and IR Wage Survey, which was designed to provide comprehensive insight into the salaries and wages of employees in that sector. 
Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS describes the ways in which CIED follow-up has the ability to leverage all the best aspects of medical care. 
Christine Chiu-Man, MSc describes a systematic approach for deciphering pacemaker ECGs. 
Moustafa Elsheshtawy, MD et al discuss how operators can achieve a successful ablation while minimizing risk to the esophagus.  
Tara Mudd, MSN, APRN, NP-C presents a case in which the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure device (Boston Scientific) was implanted.