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  • August, 2015
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    Volume 23
    Issue 8

    Re: left radial cath/PCI in a recent Cath Lab Digest — I agree with all of those who find the procedure by this approach less than optimal — in fact, downright infuriating at times!

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    Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August, 2015   |   977 reads

    Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts — a risk factor for heart disease — than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time.

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    The training session featured more than 20 physicians and teams from 10 states who were able to watch two live TAVR cases, led by Dr. Daniel O’Hair, a cardiovascular surgeon, and Dr. Tanvir Bajwa, an

    interventional cardiologist.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August, 2015   |   728 reads

    Mike Colgate, RCIS, MPH, Lead Cardiovascular Technologist, Katherine McCardell, RN, Heart and Vascular Services Director, Fresno, California

    Saint Agnes Medical Center is a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving center, with a combined cath lab/interventional radiology (IR) department. Housed within the department are three dedicated Philips cardiac cath suites and two IR suites.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August, 2015   |   1,548 reads

    An interview with Lynn Smith RN, MSN, Director of Heart and Vascular Services, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, South Carolina. 

    In 2011, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, South Carolina, was the first hospital to be nationally recognized with Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accreditation. They followed that accomplishment in February 2014 by becoming the first hospital ever to receive reaccreditation for its CathPCI program from ACE. 

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    The sweep depicted in these four images occurred in 5.5 seconds and rotated in a nearly complete elliptical motion, obtaining nearly 100 images

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    Article by Alexandra Robbins in the May 2015 issue of Marie Claire. Available online at: http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/news/a14211/mean-girls-of-the-er/

    Marshall W. Ritchey, MS, MBA, RCIS, Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares his response to this Marie Claire article from a cath lab perspective. This letter was originally written to his staff at Piedmont Medical Center.

    Marshall W. Ritchey, MS, MBA, RCIS, Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares his response to this Marie Claire article from a cath lab perspective. This letter was originally written to his staff at Piedmont Medical Center.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August, 2015   |   811 reads

    Tejas Patel, MD1,2;  Sanjay Shah, MD1,2;  Samir Pancholy, MD3;  Surender Deora, MD1;  Kintur Sanghvi, MD4;  Rajiv Gulati, MD, PhD5;  John Coppola, MD6

    The transradial approach for peripheral vascular interventions is gradually emerging as an effective alternative route to the transfemoral approach. 

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    Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August, 2015   |   1,030 reads