March 2018

Volume 18 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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Raymond G. Cutro Jr., MD, CCDS, FHRS and Richard Morrison, MD, FACS present a case highlighting the many complexities seen in patients with end-stage renal disease, and more specifically, those requiring scheduled hemodialysis.
Adam Zivin, MD presents a case of brachiocephalic artery-left brachiocephalic vein fistula managed with open surgical repair.
Young M. Kim, MD, PhD and colleagues present the first reported case, to their knowledge, of CRT-D implantation after accessory pathway ablation for cardiac resynchronization via a remnant left superior vena cava.
James Reiss, MD, MPH demonstrates that pacing device implants can be performed using minimal fluoroscopy without compromising safety.
Steven L. Higgins, MD, FHRS demonstrates how a remote monitoring program simplified their practice of remote follow-up.
Christopher R. Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS describes how the full complement of ablation strategies for paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are possible following LAA closure device placement.
EP Lab Digest features the EP program at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.
Although this may be lamenting a bygone era, and one could argue that a thorough “level five” new patient consultation is more likely to result in best care, there is clearly a tradeoff to elimination of curbside consults.
Tawseef Dar, MD and colleagues provide a review of wearable technologies for monitoring heart rate and rhythm.
L. Bing Liem, DO and colleagues discuss their approach to the hybrid procedure, which incorporates minimally invasive epicardial maze via thoracoscopic surgery completed by endocardial catheter mapping and ablation.