Issue Highlights

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:53
We have 4 rooms, including 1 electrophysiology (EP) lab and 2 catheterization labs utilizing GE Innova imaging, and 1 hybrid lab utilizing Philips imaging. | Read More
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:33
The CFA is an important site for vascular access as well as an important site for bypass surgical procedures; therefore, typically, stenting is not considered an ideal treatment, although several reports have shown excellent stent patency. | Read More
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:04
iFR assesses whether a stenosis is causing a limitation of blood flow in coronary arteries with subsequent ischemia without the requirement of running adenosine. | Read More


Thu, 05/28/15 - 2:33pm

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Silk Road Medical, Inc., a pioneer in the development of transcarotid therapies for intra and

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Wed, 05/27/15 - 4:15pm

Turbo-Tandem and Turbo-Elite Cleared by FDA to Treat FemPop In-Stent Restenosis (ISR); Durable Results Change Clinical Care Standards

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Thu, 05/21/15 - 1:20pm

May 21, 2015 — Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, is one of the first centers in the United States to use a new minimally invasive heart

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Thu, 05/21/15 - 9:52am

Study shows data collection possible despite country’s health care challenges

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John Carroll, CEO, Cardiac Partners, Tucson, Arizona

Adopting a dyad structure to manage their cardiovascular service line may be the best option for providers, especially for the high-cost cardiac cath lab.

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Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May, 2015   |   1,907 reads

Rhonda Long, Director, Corazon, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As catheterization procedural volumes increase and the population ages, Corazon believes that preparation in the cath lab for an increased frequency of stroke is warranted.

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Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May, 2015   |   1,765 reads

Anne M. Pavlik, RHIT, Amphion Medical Solutions, Madison, Wisconsin

Without a doubt, the ICD-10-PCS transition will create a myriad of challenges for coding within the cath lab and throughout the healthcare industry.

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Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May, 2015   |   2,337 reads

Endorsed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

Introduction written by Jeff Davis, RRT, RCIS, FSICP, Educational Guidelines Committee Chair, Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida.

The 2015 Educational Guidelines for Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Personnel in the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory standards are intended to provide a framework for invasive cardiovascular programs as they develop or refine their curricula.

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Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May, 2015   |   2,439 reads

Michael Robbins, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Educator, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida

Sounds pretty easy, right? In reality, it is a very difficult task to find and train inexperienced staff to work in the cardiac cath lab.  

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Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May, 2015   |   3,506 reads