April 2017

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Volume 17 Issue 4

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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The U.S. healthcare system is changing rapidly. The following are thoughts on the future of how cardiovascular healthcare will be delivered, from the perspective of a clinical electrophysiologist. 
The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Sessions took place on March 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Featured is a compilation of clinical news highlights from the meeting.
Todd J. Cohen, MD et al from Winthrop University Hospital present a study determining if implantation of multiple recalled defibrillator leads is associated with an increased risk of lead failure. 
In this revived article series, we explore what it’s like to be a travel nurse in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory. Here we speak with Kayla Norton, RN, a travel nurse with Soliant Health, about her experience. 
In this interview, we speak with Daniel R. Anderson, MD, PhD and Shane F. Tsai, MD about their use of the Geneva Platform (Geneva Health Solutions). University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine was an early adopter of the Geneva Health S…
Antonella Quattromani, MD discusses a case in which the combination of an MR-conditional ICD plus Home Monitoring® ensured that the patient could safely undergo a necessary MRI for his shoulder injury and still be assured of reliable device function.…
Guidelines on the evaluation and management of patients with syncope were recently issued by the American College of Cardiology, with the American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society. In this brief interview, we speak with Win-Kuang Shen, MD,…
In this issue, we showcase this EP program from San Luis Obispo, California.
In this article, we speak with Thomas F. Deering, MD, FHRS, Scientific Sessions Program Committee Chair, about the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 38th Annual Scientific Sessions, taking place May 10-13 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. 
Authors Kriegh Moulton, MD and Linda Moulton, RN, MS provide the final installment in this series of articles outlining the components of a basic electrophysiology study.