We have a lot of great new features for you this month! In one of our cover stories for EP Lab Digest®’s July 2014 issue, Mary P. Orencole, MS, ANP-BC and colleagues provide information on the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial – Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy (MADIT-CHIC). Led by Dr. Arthur Moss of the University of Rochester Medical Center as well as by Dr. Jagmeet Singh of Massachusetts General Hospital, MADIT-CHIC will be the first prospective study of the cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator in chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy.
In another special feature this month, we highlight two emerging technologies in EP. Daniel S. Goldman, MD, FACC, FHRS from The Cardiology Center, Inc. in Delray Beach, Florida, and Linda Moulton, RN, MSN, Owner of Critical Care ED and C.C.E. Consulting, and Faculty of the Order and Disorder Electrophysiology Training Program in New Berlin, Illinois, describe a new “non-invasive” device for skin closure (Zip® Surgical Skin Closure, ZipLine Medical, Inc.) that was recently approved for low-tension surgical wounds. According to the authors, the Zip® is easy to apply and remove, and produces excellent cosmetic results. Nicole Habel, MD also provides an overview article about VisibleEP, an interactive learning software that brings a virtual EP laboratory to your personal computer. This technology was conceived by Dr. Peter Spector and colleagues at the University of Vermont.
In addition, in a new article series in EP Lab Digest®, we are speaking with various EP clinicians who have more recently joined Twitter. In the first installment of this interview series, we’re speaking with Deb Halligan, RN, BSN, CCDS, Clinical Leader of the Pacemaker/ICD Clinic at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. She can be found on Twitter at @debhalligan. In following issues we will be speaking with Dr. Suneet Mittal (@drsuneet) and Dr. Pasquale Santangeli (@Dr_Santangeli).
Finally, don’t miss out on the upcoming Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium 2014, taking place August 16-17 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Included in our July issue is an overview of what to expect at the meeting.