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  • December, 2014
    Volume 22
    Issue 12

    Jessica Barrick, Senior Recruiter, Corazon, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    The recruitment of expertly trained specialty physicians to a new or growing hospital-based program or practice is critical in order to compete in today’s healthcare marketplace.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   997 reads

    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   |   1,706 reads

    This month, Cath Lab Digest would like to congratulate…

    Michael Brutsky of Spencerian College, Louisville, Kentucky, just completed his studies, received his Associate of Applied Science Degree, and passed his RCIS exam.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   958 reads

    Nishith H. Vayada, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education; Samir B. Pancholy, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship, Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania

    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.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   1,183 reads

    Nima Ghasemzadeh, MD, Bernetta M. Howard, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN*, and Andro G. Kacharava, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia;*Cardiac Cath Lab, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia; Division of Cardiology, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia

    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.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   1,095 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with John M. Moriarty, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Director of Cardiology-Interventional Radiology Innovation, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Health, Los Angeles, California.

    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.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 12 - December, 2014   |   1,211 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   |   1,526 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   |   2,010 reads