Letter from the Editor »

Is There Still a Case for Warfarin?

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:32pm | 0 Comments | 782 reads

With the U.S. availability of three novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), is there any reason to still prescribe warfarin to treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at increased risk for stroke?


EP Review »

A Look Back: 85 Years of Cardiac Pacing

Thu, 8/28/14 - 1:25pm | 0 Comments | 863 reads

B. Jakub Wilhelm, MD and Brigitte Osswald, MD summarize the history of cardiac pacemakers, from its beginnings in the 1920s until present day. Technical and clinical challenges of pacemaker implantation are also described.


Case Study »

Contact Force Mapping with Remote Manipulation of a Mapping Catheter

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:10pm | 0 Comments | 1238 reads

Todd J. Cohen, MD et al describe a case of remote mapping with Catheter Robotics’ Amigo Remote Catheter System using Biosense Webster’s Carto 3 System and SmartTouch catheter.


Cover Story »

Update on the ProMRI Study: The Role of MRI-Compatible ICDs in Improving Patient Care

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:26pm | 0 Comments | 1385 reads

In this interview we speak with Rafael E. Pena, MD, FACC and J. Rod Gimbel, MD, FACC about the first patient with an ICD who underwent an MRI scan as part of the FDA-approved investigational ProMRI study.


Cover Story »

Social Media and Clinicians: Interview with Pasquale Santangeli, MD

Thu, 8/28/14 - 2:29pm | 0 Comments | 881 reads

In the newest installment of this continuing article series on EP clinicians and Twitter, EP Lab Digest® speaks with Pasquale Santangeli, MD from the Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Inside the EP Lab »

A Tale of Two Clinics: How Virtual Labor Services Revolutionized Two CIED Clinics

Wed, 8/27/14 - 12:14pm | 0 Comments | 861 reads

This article showcases two practices that, in recent years, have implemented a virtual labor source for cardiac monitoring.


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Clinical Case Report: Recurrent Twiddler’s Syndrome

Mon, 7/2/12 - 10:08am | 0 Comments | 8169 reads

Bayliss et al were the first to describe Twiddler’s syndrome.1 In the paper, the authors presented the main characteristics of Twiddler’s syndrome — namely, the twisting or coiling of the lead around the pacing device, followed by lead retraction or lead fracture. They also noted that loss of capture and sensing are typically seen.