January 2018

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Volume 18 Issue 1

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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As newer AF ablation tools are being developed, it is important that there is recognition of the new pressures on the field to address safety, costs, added value, and outcomes, so that AF ablation continues to receive the support that it needs from o…
John Nicholas Melvan, MD, PhD and colleagues discuss their experience using the Convergent procedure at Emory University Hospitals. 
EP Lab Digest speaks with Christina Wurster, the Heart Rhythm Society’s Chief Revenue Officer, and Lynda E. Rosenfeld, MD, FHRS, cardiologist at Yale Medicine and professor at Yale School of Medicine, about the launch of a new online tool called “How…
Syeda Atiqa Batul, MD and Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, FHRS present a case of medically refractory ventricular tachycardia in a patient with the HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist Device (Abbott). 
Nilofar H. Islam, MD, FACC, CEPS is the Director of Electrophysiology at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland in Midland, Michigan. In this brief interview, we learn more about her EP program and hospital’s upcoming expansion.
Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC discusses the importance of automating the remote monitoring process.
Chris Porterfield, MD, MPH, FACC presents a case demonstrating a possible rotor mechanism with termination upon ablation.  
EP Lab Digest talks with Steve Pala, MBA, RCIS, RCES, Director of Cardiac Cath and Electrophysiology at Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Florida.
Raymond G. Cutro Jr., MD, FHRS, CCDS and colleagues present a novel technique that can be utilized to avoid surgery and lead to a successful complete system extraction utilizing current lead extraction approaches.
John D. Harding, MD, FACC, FHRS and Robert Sangrigoli, MD, FACC, FHRS describe their approach to performing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with cryoballoon technology.