September 2017

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Volume 17 Issue 9

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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Imagine an EP lab where patients come in wearing their street clothes, lie down in a STAR gantry, and leave after 15 minutes, cured of their heart rhythm disorder. It seems plausible. 
James Kneller, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS writes that beyond conventional therapies, additional compounds supporting myocardial function may be appropriate for both arrhythmia and heart failure patients. He discusses how EPs can appreciate the value of appr…
EP Lab Digest speaks with Julie Garcia, RN, MSN, Chief Quality Officer from Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida, about their cardiac program achieving the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achie…
Linda Moulton, RN, MS provides a review of the latest recommendations for patients with CIEDs who need to undergo MRI; also included is a discussion of the difference between MR conditional and MR nonconditional systems.
Daniel V. Alexander, DO, FACC, CCDS discusses efforts to reintroduce a lead management program, build an atrial fibrillation center, and achieve accreditation at Winchester Medical Center.
In this feature interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Steve Wedan, CEO of Imricor Medical Systems, and Dr. Philipp Fischer, Head of Cardiology at Siemens Healthineers, about the companies’ new partnership to develop an integrated solution that combine…
Amanda Franchuk, RN, BSN, DNP and Jaclyn Conelius, PhD, FNP-BC, FHRS present a study determining if ICDs with impedance monitoring appropriately measure hemodynamic changes in HF patients, and assessing patient perceptions of self-care maintenance, m…
Jeffrey Winterfield, MD provides a case detailing use of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled and duodecapolar Livewire steerable diagnostic catheter (Abbott) in a patient with recurrent VT following ablation several years prior in the s…
EP Lab Digest speaks with Abby Doerr, APN, Manager, Neurointerventional Surgery and Electrophysiology, about the EP program located in Winfield, Illinois.
For this article, we asked a selection of EP programs for their perspectives on the various options in radiation protection gear, shielding, and technologies for lab staff.