May 2009

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Volume 8 Issue 5

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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Jean Gingerich is a certified nurse specialist in pediatric electrophysiology at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa. She was recently recognized during the 2009 “100 Great Iowa Nurses” in the state of Iowa. Why did you choose to work…
In this article, author Dr. Kathy Glatter discusses the use of genetic testing for finding cardiac syndromes such as long QT syndrome. Case History A 34-year-old female with long QT syndrome (LQTS) was referred to our institution for evaluation. S…
What is the size of your EP lab facility and number of staff members? What is the mix of credentials at your lab?
Some form of congenital heart disease is present in 75/1,000 live births. 1 The majority of these patients live into adulthood, with approximately one half million adults living with congenital heart disease in the United States. Sudden cardiac death…
Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most common arrhythmia in the United States (US).1 It has been estimated that the number of patients diagnosed with AF will increase to more than 10 million by 2050.2 The problem of AF is compounded by the increas…