August 2018

Volume 18 Issue 8

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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The availability of a safe and specific antidote for rivaroxaban and apixaban should be comforting to patients with atrial fibrillation who are taking these medications, and reassuring for physicians who may encounter such patients with major bleedin…
Suzy Feigofsky, MD, FHRS introduces a new monthly section in EP Lab Digest that will highlight women’s perspectives from the field of electrophysiology and cardiology, addressing topics such as burnout, pregnancy, gender bias, and career advancement.
John Boettcher, MBA, M.Ed. gives an overview of the UTHealth EP Heart Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Training Program, which was conceived by Dr. Ramesh Hariharan. Their first class of students completed the program on June 22nd, 2018.
Michael A. Neal, DNP, CRNA  and colleagues discuss a cardiovascular short-stay post-anesthesia care unit initiative evaluating the effectiveness of cardiac-specific nursing care delivered to post-procedure EP patients.
Johan D. Aasbo, DO, FACC, FHRS and Rada Doytcheva, PhD, MBA, FAIA describe construction of a new heart rhythm center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
Monica Lo, MD presents a case from Arkansas Heart Hospital, the first center in the state to use the Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™ (Abbott), a high-density mapping catheter.
EP Lab Digest talks with the EP program at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Their lab utilizes three procedure rooms, two of which are fully dedicated to electrophysiology.
James Kneller, MD, PhD, FHRS, CCDS discusses his early experience performing His bundle pacing (HBP) with a standard extendable/retractable active fixation lead supported by a luminal stylet. To their knowledge, these cases are the first reports of H…
Dr. Sundaram from South Denver Cardiology Associates shares his experience with Jeremiah’s Hope, an international mission dedicated to providing medical care to the indigent people of Cambodia, as well as with the annual Cambodian-American Cardiology…