October 2009

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Volume 9 Issue 10

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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Hansen Medical Unveils Next-Generation Robotic Catheter System and Two New Catheters Offering Advanced Navigation Within the Heart Robotic Irrigated Ablation Catheter for European Union to Offer Stability During Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Han…
Send us your EP questions! Do you have an issue you would like to see addressed by our discussion group? Email us at eplabdigest@hotmail.com or post your question on http://eplabdigest.com/discussion-questions. We look forward to hearing from you! U…
Dear Readers, Heart failure therapies are typically tested first in the sickest patients, because it is easier to detect a benefit if the therapy works. For example, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors were first tested in patients with advance…
Stephen W. Smith, MD is the creator of “Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog,” an online ECG resource. Dr. Smith is a Faculty Emergency Physician at Hennepin County Medical Center and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Minnesota School of Med…
Dr. Blair Grubb is the Director of Electro-physiology Services at The University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio. In this special feature, we talk with Dr. Grubb about his career in EP. You’ve been writing about your experiences with patients for s…
Part I. EMS is called to a truck stop for a 46-year-old male complaining of palpitations. On arrival, the patient is anxious but alert and oriented to person, place, time, and event. The onset of symptoms was sudden while the patient was fueling h…
Dr. Sayar is an electrophysiologist with Eastlake Cardiovascular in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. He was nominated by his colleagues to participate in this special 10-minute interview! Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in…
Carl J. Lavie, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP is the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and the Director of the Stress Testing Laboratory at Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this interview he speaks with…
In this interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Mrs. Claudia Florio Ferrari about the “European Heart for Children” project. Tell us about the launch of the European Heart for Children. When and why was this initiative formed? When my husband was ele…