Issue Highlights

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 18:33
In procedures requiring LV mechanical circulatory support, high-risk PCI via transradial access is feasible, and might even be preferred over a “bi-femoral” approach. | Read More
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 18:30
Tortuous left or right subclavian arteries (SA) in patients with previous coronary bypass surgery make selective cannulation of the internal mammary artery (IMA) through the femoral approach very difficult.  We describe a helpful technique. | Read More
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 18:26
When people have clots within the veins of the legs or within the ileo-femoral arteries, inferior vena cava (IVC), superior vena cava (SVC) and right atrium (RA), these clots can be removed in a few different ways. | Read More


Tue, 12/16/14 - 4:02pm

December 16, 2014 — The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS) is published by Cambridge University Press on

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Tue, 12/16/14 - 12:05pm

Procedure is a result of looking at a medical problem through the eyes of an engineer.

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Tue, 12/16/14 - 12:02pm

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(December 16, 2014)-- Infraredx, Inc., a cardiovascular imaging company pioneering the personalized diagnosis of coronary a

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Andre K. Artis, MD, FACC, Methodist Hospitals of Gary and Merrillville, Indiana

Similar in design and deliverability to standard IVUS catheters, the TVC System’s NIRS-IVUS technology enables physicians to quickly localize coronary plaques and immediately determine whether they are lipid rich and metabolically active (vulnerable, depicted by the TVC Imaging System in yellow), or instead primarily fibrotic and stable (shown as red).

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Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   1,368 reads

Nancy Sarpong, BSN, EUH Nurse Manager, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory is considered the birthplace of modern interventional cardiology. In 1980, Dr. Andreas Gruentzig joined with Emory’s faculty to vigorously research and refine the intervention known as angioplasty.

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Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   1,229 reads

Marshall W. Ritchey, Manager/Cardiac Cath Lab, with contributions from Piedmont Medical Center Cardiac Cath Lab Staff, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina

We share a list that you may change to make your own. You may make it part of each job description or personnel handbook, and/or post it in strategic places.  

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Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   1,646 reads

Bruce A. Samuels, MD, Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California

Approved by the FDA in March 2014, iFR is a diagnostic tool used to assess whether a stenosis is causing a limitation of blood flow in coronary arteries with subsequent ischemia. This tool preserves the advantages of physiology-based assessments while, in our cath lab’s experience, it reduces both procedure time and costs. 

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Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   769 reads

Orlando Marrero, RCIS, MBA, Tampa, Florida, Zaheed Tai, DO, FACC, FSCAI, Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Florida

The physicians at our institute use a 7 French (Fr) system for bifurcation lesions. What are the limitations of bifurcation lesions in a radial approach?

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Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   740 reads



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