EP Lab Digest

Jun 16, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
CardioFocus® Announces Initial Commercial Procedures Following U.S. FDA Approval of HeartLight® X3 System for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

CardioFocus, Inc. today announced that the first U.S. patients have been treated commercially with the recently-approved HeartLight® X3 Endoscopic Ablation System.

Jun 6, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Update on the Evolution of U.S. Healthcare Reimbursement

In 2018, health spending in the U.S. was $3.6 trillion (17.7% of gross domestic product [GDP]) with a projection to reach nearly $6.0 trillion by year 2027 (one-fifth of GDP).

Jun 5, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias Using Half-Normal Saline

Catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmias (VA) has become increasingly common with the advent of more sophisticated three-dimensional mapping systems and irrigated-tip radiofrequency (RF) catheters with contact force sensing ability.

May 29, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Published Ahead of Print! COVID-19 Related Billing and Coding Considerations

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve seen an increase in mainstream telehealth, FaceTime for visits, waiving out-of-pocket expenses, working from home, and reporting office visit codes for telehealth services.

May 1, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Rapid Transition of a Traditional Cardiology/Electrophysiology Clinic to Telehealth in the Setting of an Emergent Pandemic

The world is facing an unprecedented modern pandemic that has posed many new challenges to healthcare providers.

May 1, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Using an Epicardial-Only Scar Modification Approach Guided by Cardiac Imaging

Percutaneous catheter ablation with a strategy of scar modification is a validated technique for management of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and is particularly advantageous in the setting of multiple hemodynamically unstable circuits.

Apr 27, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
The LAAO Program at The University of Kansas Health System: Current Strategies, Protocols, Quality Metrics, and Research

The cardiac electrophysiology (EP) program at The University of Kansas Health System (KU) in Kansas City is one of the largest electrophysiology programs in the Midwest offering comprehensive services in all domains in electrophysiology.

Apr 27, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Using an Epicardial-Only Scar Modification Approach Guided by Cardiac Imaging

Percutaneous catheter ablation with a strategy of scar modification is a validated technique for management of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and is particularly advantageous in the setting of multiple hemodynamically unstable circuits.

Apr 6, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Building a Safe and Successful Extraction Program: Experience at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

In this interview, we speak with Rajesh Venkataraman, MD, FHRS from Houston Methodist the Woodlands Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.

Mar 2, 2020 | EP Lab Digest
Improving Workflow and Addressing Challenges in the Device Clinic

Chris* knew something was not working right with his heart, but this felt different from his previous heart attack five years ago.

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