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  • April, 2015
    Volume 23
    Issue 4

    Yuliya Vengrenyuk, PhD, Annapoorna Kini, MD, Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

    The following case is part of a series of optical coherence tomography-focused cases supported by St. Jude Medical.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,788 reads

    Terrence Devine, RN III, Houston, Texas

    The hospital is the first in Texas, and the only one in Houston, to employ St. Jude Medical's MediGuide Technology, a device that uses GPS-like technology to guide heart catheters during the surgical treatment of arrhythmia.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,965 reads

    This month, Cath Lab Digest would like to congratulate…

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,232 reads

    CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. This month, J.A. Mustapha, MD, interviews Thomas P. Davis, MD, FACC, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Director, Peripheral Interventions and Disease, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Davis, a pioneer in peripheral vascular revascularization, discusses the value of specialty balloons in infrainguinal disease.

    This month Dr. Mustapha interviews Dr. Tom Davis, MD who is a pioneer in peripheral vascular revascularization.  He shares with us the value of specialty balloons in infrainguinal disease.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,526 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with Katherine McCardell, RN, Heart & Vascular Services Director, and Mike Colgate, RCIS, MPH, Lead Cardiovascular Technologist, Cardiac Cath Lab/EP, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California. 

    With Xper IM, we have greatly increased our ability to data mine, query, and trend and track cases. This has proven valuable for management as well as physicians.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,728 reads

    George L. Adams*, MD, MHS, Vinayak Subramanian, BS, Orlando Marrero RCIS, MBA ,*Director of Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina; Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida

    Utilizing a combination of exotic techniques such as retrograde access and transcollateral crossing can increase the options available to the interventionalist for treatment of a complex lesion and improve procedural success.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,710 reads

    Morton Kern, MD

    A 48-year-old man comes to the emergency room with 2 hours of chest pain and electrocardiogram (ECG) showing inferior ST elevation (Figure 1)..

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   2,491 reads

    Dona M. Hoffman, RN, BSN, MHA, BC-NE, Manager Invasive & Noninvasive Cardiac Services and Interventional Radiology, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Illinois

    Although leaders must meet budgets and address fiscal imperatives, the art of leadership is ultimately about positively impacting others, which in turn has the potential to positively impact healthcare outcomes.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,469 reads