Issue Highlights

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:36
Coronary arterial fistulas (CAF) or malformations are connections between one or more of the coronary arteries, and a cardiac chamber or a great vessel.  | Read More
Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:24
Once the wire is in place, I have yet to do a case where I have not been able to cross with the catheter. It is a much more user-friendly device than the wire-based systems. | Read More
Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:51
The DCB represents a technology that is able to carry and deliver an anti-proliferative drug to the arterial wall at the same time the mechanical treatment is provided to the obstructive atherosclerotic plaque. Understanding this apparently subtle difference is crucial for this technology to be successful, since methodical modification of the mechanical properties of the arterial wall is of paramount importance to ensure proper uptake of the drug and to minimize downstream drug loss. | Read More

NEWS

Mon, 11/24/14 - 6:32pm

November 21, 2014 — Patients who receive more cells get significant benefits.

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Mon, 11/24/14 - 6:30pm

November 24, 2014 — Nearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s — including 100 percent of men — now qualify for and should conside

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Mon, 11/24/14 - 6:24pm

Fortrex PTA Balloon Facilitates Arteriovenous Access in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis
for Chronic Kidney Disease

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The Miriam Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab Staff, Providence, Rhode Island

The Miriam Hospital has a total of four labs. Two are primarily for coronaries, one is a coronary/peripheral lab, and one is a peripheral/electrophysiology lab.

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Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,885 reads

Ravish Sachar, MD, FACC, North Carolina Heart and Vascular, Rex Hospital, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

Due to the patient’s symptoms, a decision was made to proceed with revascularization of the left popliteal artery. The location of the stenosis was not ideal for stenting and, therefore, the lesion was treated with directional atherectomy.

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Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,232 reads

Troy Trayer, DO, Vincent Varghese, DO, and Jon C. George, MD, Division of Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Coronary arterial fistulas (CAF) or malformations are connections between one or more of the coronary arteries, and a cardiac chamber or a great vessel. 

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Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,405 reads

Donna Gagne, RCIS, Louis C. Coyle, DO, MS, FACP, FACC, Samip C. Vasaiwala, MD, MSC, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine

 A ruptured sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac anomaly. This patient’s diagnosis was made by recognizing abnormal oxygen saturations during a right heart catheterization shunt run and follow-up transthoracic echocardiogram using color Doppler.

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Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,253 reads

Cath Lab Digest talks with Eric J. Dippel, MD, Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, Iowa, and lead investigator for the EXCITE ISR trial.

Data from the prospective, randomized Excimer Laser Atherectomy versus Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis (EXCITE ISR) trial was presented on September 16th as a late-breaking clinical trial at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Washington, D.C. Cath Lab Digest spoke with Dr. Dippel directly after his presentation, which was received positively by the TCT expert panel.      

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Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,199 reads

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