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Overcoming Obstacles: Addressing Common Challenges of Securing Nurse Leadership in the Cardiovascular Setting
Is your organization currently seeking a cardiovascular nurse manager? If so, you are not alone! Over the past few years, Corazon has found that the cardiovascular nurse manager role, both in the cath lab and the cardiovascular ICU setting, is a position that organizations commonly have difficulty securing.
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Catheter-Directed Intra-Graft Thrombolysis and Aspiration Thrombectomy for Subacute Saphenous Vein Graft Occlusion
Jon C. George, MD, Division of Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey
We present a case of subacute myocardial infarction with saphenous vein graft occlusion managed successfully with catheter-directed intra-graft thrombolysis and aspiration thrombectomy to reduce the risk of embolization and limit the zone of treatment.
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Multivessel Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Patient with a Single Coronary Artery
We describe the case of a lady presenting with an acute coronary syndrome, in whom coronary angiography showed single coronary ostium and multivessel atherosclerotic disease.
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I have a very close family acquaintance with aortic stenosis who was beginning to fail. I have known this 91-year-old widowed woman and mother of 4 for many years.
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The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) has had an exciting and exceptionally busy spring 2013.
Rajiv Goswami, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas
This report describes intervention on a 73-year-old female with significant left main and triple-vessel coronary artery disease. We describe the sequence of multi-vessel intervention on the left main, obtuse marginal, and left anterior descending coronary artery CTO. Success in this case depended on application of the anchor balloon technique to deliver the balloon catheter for initial dilatation after successful crossing of the CTO with the guide wire.