Issue Highlights

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:58
We present herein, a rare case of radial artery PSA following TR access for percutaneous coronary intervention treated successfully with external compression dressing. | Read More
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:53
As a legal nurse consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some cases involving post procedure cath lab deaths resulting from groin complications.  Reviewing cases from a legal standpoint, I’ve noted some disturbing trends and gaps in procedures surrounding post procedure care that need to be addressed. | Read More
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:32
Prompt recognition and treatment will often allow completion of the procedure without the need to abandon the access site.  | Read More


Thu, 07/23/15 - 12:30pm

Publication highlights importance of Lp(a) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the therapeutic potential of antisense drugs

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Thu, 07/23/15 - 8:50am

Washington, DC (July 22, 2015) – Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) convened a panel of the Medicare Evidence Develo

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Wed, 07/22/15 - 11:24am

Study finds that arteries adapt to oxidative stress caused by aging

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Wed, 07/22/15 - 11:20am

The Journal of Clinical Pathways will provide high-quality commentary and data that strives to balance clinical and economic value to achi

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An interview with A. Thomas Siachos, MD, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, South Carolina.

Having gone through our first ACE accreditation in 2011, we knew we could rely on ACE external reviewers to provide recommendations on areas where we could improve the quality of care in the cath lab. We also knew to expect feedback on what we are doing right, which gives us confidence and peace of mind that we are doing a good job for our patients.

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Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,280 reads

Bob LaBonte, Heart & Vascular (H&V) Tech IV, Maria O’Reilly, RN, Janette Walker, H&V Tech IV, Debra Bailey, H&V Tech IV, Courtney Charland, RN, STEMI Coordinator, Peggie Simeoli, RN, Gordon Carr, RN, Donna Smolen, RN, Corey McKinstry, Manager, Springfield, Massachusetts

Baystate received the American Heart Association’s Mission:Lifeline Silver Plus award this year for quality outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.

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Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   3,137 reads

Pieter S. Stepaniak, PhD, Director Operating Rooms, Alex Laurenssen, Director Catheterization Laboratory, Timothy A. Simmers, MD, PhD, Cardiologist Catheterization Laboratory, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, The Netherlands

From 2013-2015, we improved the efficiency of the cath labs dramatically, reducing turnover times by 50% and increasing utilization rates by 7%, up to 94%.

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Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,516 reads

CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. 

J.A. Mustapha, MD, talks with George Adams, MD, Director of Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina.

This month, Dr. George Adams shares his experience and his personal interpretations of CLI hemodynamics in his daily practice.

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Volume 23 - Issue 7 - July, 2015   |   2,472 reads