August 2009

Volume 9 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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Dear Readers, A 60-year-old man with medically refractory idiopathic recurrent persistent and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) underwent a catheter ablation procedure. He experienced recurrent, refractory, post ablation left atrial flutter well p…
Arrhythmia Center Stockholm recently performed the first treatment of atrial fibrillation in their new facility. In this interview, we speak with Dr. Anders Englund from the Arrhythmia Center Stockholm about the new technology and innovation availabl…
In a new installment of EP Lab Digest’s EP 101 series, the authors present three brief case overviews, then ask readers to test their knowledge in EP by answering questions about each case. Case #1: Figure 1 shows an intracardiac tracing obtained…
Narendra K. Kanuru, MD is an electrophysiologist with Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. In this interview with EP Lab Digest, he discusses his methods for preventing and managing possible device implant infections. How many cardiac rhythm ma…
Right Bundle Branch Block Morphology of the Paced QRS Complex and Diaphragmatic Capture During Temporary Transvenous Pacing: Where is the Pacing Catheter? _______________________________
In this interview, Dr. Bruce Wilkoff discusses the Lead Extraction in Contemporary Settings (LExICon) study data, the updated lead extraction guidelines, as well as his use of laser lead removal. Dr. Wilkoff is the principal investigator of the LExIC…
When was the EP lab started at your institution? The University of Kansas Hospital first had an EP program briefly in the early 1980s. After a long hiatus, the program was re-established in June 2001. We have grown from one EP lab to three EP labs. I…
Canadian Genetic Heart Rhythm Network Provides Coordinated Approach to the Investigation of Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorders Investigating inherited cardiac rhythm diseases is the focus of an innovative new clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital. The Inheri…