June 2017

Volume 17 Issue 6

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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For the best results when implanting the current S-ICD device, make a low-fat sandwich. In other words, place the can as posteriorly as possible to sandwich the heart between the lead and generator, and place the device and coil completely under the…
Anila M. Rao, OMS-III and colleagues from Daytona Heart Group recently evaluated whether they were as intentional with remote monitoring as they should be. As a result of their in-depth assessment, they now have a greater appreciation for the value o…
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, in association with the McGovern Medical School, will soon begin a new educational program aimed at training individuals interested in becoming cardiac device specialists. 
Kelly Williams, RN, BSN, RCES, Electrophysiology Lab Clinical Coordinator, describes initial experience with the Convergent procedure at Parkridge Medical Center.
In this article series, we explore what it’s like to be a travel nurse in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory. Here we speak with Tiara Dais, RN, BSN with Soliant Health, about her experience. 
Heart Rhythm 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Sessions, took place May 10-12th in Chicago, Illinois. Included is a sampling of just a few of the clinical news highlights from the conference.
EP Lab Digest speaks with Dr. Joseph Winget, Director of the Cardiac Device Clinic, and Kelly Hanley, RN, Nurse Supervisor for Cardiology/Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, about their use of the RemoteMD service at the University of Vermont Heal…
EP Lab Digest speaks with Bengt Herweg, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services, and Heather Bidlack, BSN, RN, PCCN, CVRN-BC, Electrophysiology Clinician, about the EP program at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Harish Duraiswami and colleagues from the NYU Langone Heart Rhythm Center describe four cases utilizing the MyCareLink Smart (Medtronic). 
As the first center in North America to use the EnSite Precision™ Cardiac Mapping System (Abbott), Douglas Wan, MBChB, MRCP and colleagues from Kingston General Hospital share their experience with this technology thus far.