September 2009

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Volume 9 Issue 9

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, Those who care for patients with implantable pacemakers and defibrillators continue to rely on the technical expertise of device representatives. Device representatives are commonly present at the time of implant and are highly informe…
In July 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its proposed 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which could significantly impact payments for EP-related services. Find out more information about the proposed cuts by re…
We’re bringing back EP Lab Digest’s popular ‘Stump the Experts’ section. In this section, ECG images and a brief description are provided for readers. Can you identify the heart rhythm occurring in these ECGs? What should be the initial treatment? Se…
In July 2009, Multaq®, an antiarrhythmic drug developed by sanofi-aventis, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL). In this interview, we speak…
In this 10-minute interview, we speak with Dr. Jignesh Shah from the Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Tell us about your medical background and how you came to work in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. What inte…
Schools Use YouTube to Promote Saving Lives — The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s ‘You Can Save a Life’ Video Awareness Contest The Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is giving a new generation of students the power to save a life. With its s…
Recently a new consensus statement was released by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) updating their recommendations on driving for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Find out more about what changes were made her…