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  • November, 2014
    Volume 22
    Issue 11

    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   |   1,710 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   |   991 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   |   1,212 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   |   1,079 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   |   1,039 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with Ronald P. Caputo, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Alan J. Simons, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FACP, Medical Director, St. Joseph’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York.

    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.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,552 reads

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

    As the next wave of Pennsylvania hospitals receiving Corazon accreditation for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with off-site open-heart surgery (OHS) await final notifications from the state, we begin to reflect on “how did we get here?”

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    Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,020 reads

    TZ Medical

    TZ Medical is proud to be a service disabled veteran owned small business, founded and operating out of Portland, Oregon. It continues to enlist the help of veterans in the medical field to find the best medical device solutions at home and abroad.

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    Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November, 2014   |   1,092 reads