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.
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.
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.
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.
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.