November 2009

Volume 9 Issue 11

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

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Dear Readers, Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) can be at high risk of stroke. Warfarin therapy reduces that risk by about 70%. However, the limitations of anticoagulation therapy using warfarin are well known. There is also a major impact of w…
Clinical History I • 59-year-old male • Chronic ETOH Abuse • Dilated Cardiomyopathy • EF 20% • Complete Heart Block • S/P Dual Chamber Pacemaker • Chronic RV Pacing w/ NYHA Class III Symptoms • Optimal Medical Therapy Clinical History II • Upgra…
In this brief case report, authors from the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills describe an unexpected finding during one of their EP cases. A 53-year-old female was referred from a physician’s clinic and admitted for syncope after experiencing palpitation…
A recent ICD implant case used the new SJ4 connector system, an interesting advancement that represents the next standard in ICD lead technology. This article will discuss the history of the DF-4 technology as well as describe aspects of how this tec…
Dawn Sabin, RN from the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, provides us with more information about the Vanderbilt Heart ICD Support Group. Does your ICD group have a name or nickname? When and how often does your ICD g…
Dr. Mauricio Arruda is leading the new Atrial Fibrillation Center at the University Hospitals (UH) Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Arruda also serves as the Director of Electrophysiology Laboratories and D…
In this feature, Dr. Luciano Bernardi discusses his recent research on the effect of music on cardiovascular rhythms. His research was published in Circulation.1 Tell us about your previous research in this area. How is this current study different?…