March 2017

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Volume 17 Issue 3

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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Unless the price of isoproterenol can be dramatically reduced, it is important to investigate alternative agents in the EP lab.
Zachary M. Lill, MD and colleagues present their initial experience with the single-chamber, rate-responsive Micra Transcatheter Pacing System from Medtronic.
Lorraine Buck discusses how having a solid understanding of internal lab utilization in comparison to benchmarks will help to set the stage for future procedural growth. The “balancing act” will be determining the right procedures at the right time i…
Authors Linda Moulton, RN, MS and Kriegh Moulton, MD provide the third installment in this series of articles in EP Lab Digest outlining the five components of a basic electrophysiology study.
Jim Collins, CPC, CCC describes how new codes that became effective on January 1st, 2017 should be used to report moderate sedation. 
Laurence M. Epstein, MD reviews the use of a novel, shielded mechanical extraction sheath to successfully remove older, chronic pacemaker and ICD leads. 
Ali A. Sovari, MD provides a summary of protocols and information about his program’s initial experience with the cryoballoon technique at St. John’s Regional Medical Center.
In this interview, we speak with Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmias at The University of Kansas Hospital.    
In this issue, we provide an update on the EP program from The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.
As the first user of this new technology in the U.S., John D. Day, MD shares his initial experience with the next-generation EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system.