Issue Highlights

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:39
Percutaneous alcohol septal ablation has received more recent attention as an attractive alternative for drugrefractory hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and can be performed with excellent results and immediate clinical outcomes. We present herein a case of an exaggerated hemodynamic response in a patient with a very focal basal septum obstruction. | Read More
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:21
With the Absorb BVS, by a year, there is a loss of some of the radial strength. By two years, we start to see loss of the scaffold itself, meaning the mass and structure of the device, and by three to three and a half years, the BVS is gone. | Read More
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:10
Like most of Wyoming, Sheridan is very remote to most other facilities and cath labs in the state. Up until July 2014, Sheridan was only the third cath lab in the state. | Read More

NEWS

Fri, 01/16/15 - 1:20pm

January 15, 2015 — Up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries carry a mutated gene that causes

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Fri, 01/16/15 - 1:14pm

January 15, 2015 — NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new t

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Fri, 01/16/15 - 9:51am

Stellarex DCB featuring EnduraCoat technology designed to restore blood flow and prevent formation of new blockages

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Thu, 01/15/15 - 12:23pm

January 13, 2015 — Researchers from the University of Granada have demonstrated for the first time that chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory

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Richard R. Heuser, MD, FACC, FACP, FESC, FSCAI, Chief of Cardiology, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona,
College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona

When embolic protection is not possible, physicians can use this fairly simple technique in order to prevent distal embolization. Although we do not disagree with the utilization of a covered stent for a complex lesion, sometimes the use of a covered stent with the possibility of restenosis or thrombosis is not necessary. 

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Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January, 2015   |   393 reads

Thomas Waggoner, DO, Richard Kovach, MD, Kintur Sanghvi, MD, Vincent Varghese, DO, and Jon C. George, MD, Department of Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Percutaneous alcohol septal ablation has received more recent attention as an attractive alternative for drugrefractory hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and can be performed with excellent results and immediate clinical outcomes. We present herein a case of an exaggerated hemodynamic response in a patient with a very focal basal septum obstruction.

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Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January, 2015   |   314 reads

Ross Swanson, Executive Vice President, Corazon, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

It has become quite apparent that the impact of national healthcare reform is going to be broadly felt across hospital departments, and the confines of the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) are no exception. 

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Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January, 2015   |   329 reads

J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan

 

Introducing a new, monthly column for CLD readers, headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. Dr. Mustapha shares his perspective on available therapies for critical limb ischemia and his plans for upcoming columns.

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Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January, 2015   |   329 reads

Cath Lab Digest talks with David J. Cohen, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine,
University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Director of Cardiovascular Research,
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

There are many causes of angina, but what is very clear from research that has been done over the last several decades is that angina has an important impact on patients’ quality of life. It limits the activities they do, it limits their enjoyment and fulfillment in their daily lives, and it also has an economic burden.

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Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January, 2015   |   271 reads

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