January 2015

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Volume 15 Issue 1

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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Preliminary findings were recently presented from the MagnaSafe Registry, which was designed to determine the real risk of MRI scans in device patients. 
Apoor Patel, MD and Neil Sanghvi, MD, FACC, FHRS review their experience with three subcutaneous defibrillator-related pocket infections, and offer potential management strategies as well as methods to reduce infection rates.
In this interview with Dr. Kevin Campbell, we ask him about his newly published book, Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Addressing Disparities in Care.
Adam Zivin, MD, FACC, FHRS discusses how catheter ablation of Mahaim-type accessory pathways can be difficult due to challenges with accurate mapping of AP location.
The Force for Health Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation jointly launched the Student Health Force Chain of Survival Grant Program, an innovative, cost-effective program providing an effective option for schools seeking to meet s…
In this article, Rishi Anand, MD, FACC, FHRS interviews Dr. Moussa Mansour regarding force sensing catheters. The intent of the interview is to gain insights from one of the study authors as it pertains to force sensing catheters. 
Dr. Skipitaris is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Heart Rhythm Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
John D. Rogers, MD presents a case of a patient experiencing recurrent yet infrequent episodes of arrhythmia occurring more than four weeks apart.
Kevin J. Makati, MD and colleagues describe an ablation strategy that not only utilizes epicardial radiofrequency ablation, but also a second-generation endocardial cryoballoon ablation system to manage persistent atrial fibrillation. 
In this interview we speak with cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Hetal Bhakta from Desert Regional Medical Center about his use of Stereotaxis technology.