October 2017

Volume 17 Issue 10

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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In the EP laboratory, many steps are taken to avoid the inadvertent entrance of air, including tightening stopcock connections, de-airing tubing, proper preparation of manifolds, and the use of air filters along flush lines.
The 9th annual Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium (KCHRS) was held August 12-13th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. This article recaps the main highlights of each session, focusing on current clinical practice, constructive criticism raised, and…
Robert Pickett, MD provides three case studies detailing his use of left atrial appendage closure at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
Rachel Bond, MD discusses Northwell Health’s Women’s Heart Health Program at Lenox Hill Hospital, which focuses on the unique health care needs of women to help reduce their risk of heart disease and improve their outcomes.
Hiren Patel, MD and colleagues present a case describing a patient who underwent a successful WATCHMAN device implantation in the presence of an interatrial cardiac tumor.
In this feature interview, we learn more about the upcoming 12th Annual International Symposium on Ventricular Arrhythmias, taking place October 13-14th, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
This month, learn about the EP program at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, a 426-bed facility located in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota — a suburb of Minneapolis.
In this article, we hear from Kevin Campbell, MD and Suzy Feigofsky, MD, FHRS about their experience traveling this August to the remote island of Batiki, Fiji, as part of Sea Mercy’s RISE program, to provide care to the island’s natives. 
EP Lab Digest speaks with David McManus, MD about participating in the American Heart Association’s Get with The Guidelines - Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) program. UMass Memorial Medical Center was recently one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to…