Contemporary Debates and Controversies in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Part I, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology ClinicsBy
- Ranjan Thakur, MD, MPH, MBA, FHRS, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
- Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmias Institute, Austin, Tx
Cardiac electrophysiologists face many challenging situations in which there is no clear-cut answer about the best way to handle a particular clinical problem. This issue brings together articles on many such situations, presents arguments on both sides, and lets the reader conclude which is the best way to manage a particular patient. Among the controversial and debatable topics included are how to handle device recalls, optimal timing for assessment of ICD efficacy, extraction o f broken leads, and anticoagulation therapy in device patients.
The Clinics: Internal Medicine
Published: December 2011