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  • March 2015
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    Volume 23
    Issue 3

    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 3 - March 2015   |   1,939 reads

    Sunil V. Rao, MD, Cath Lab Director and Section Chief of Cardiology, Durham VA Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Marri “Nicki” Fryar, RN, MBA, MHA Nurse Manager, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Radiology Laboratories, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

    The authors can be contacted via Dr. Sunil Rao at sunil.rao@duke.edu.

    Tell us about your cath lab.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   2,299 reads

    CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. 

    This month, Dr. Mustapha interviews:

    Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan; Fadi Saab, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan; and George Adams, MD, Director of Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Research, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina. continue reading
    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   1,596 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with J. Brent Muhlestein, MD, FACC, Co-Director of Cardiology Research, Intermountain Health Care and Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; Professor of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    An emphasis on consensus and partnership allows Intermountain Health Care to unite under treatment guidelines, establish protocols, and save money, all while providing quality patient care.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   2,516 reads

    Richard J. Merschen, EdS, RT(R)(CV), RCIS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Senior Staff Technologist, Pennsylvania Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    The diagnosis for this patient is…

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    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   1,900 reads

    Richard J. Merschen, EdS, RT(R)(CV), RCIS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Senior Staff Technologist, Pennsylvania Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    A 51-year-old white male presented to the cardiac cath lab with a recent, progressive history of shortness of breath, chest pain on exertion, and fatigue. 

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    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   3,205 reads

    Orlando Marrero, RCIS, MBA, Tampa, Florida, Zaheed Tai, DO, FACC, FSCAI, Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Florida

    Once the catheter engages the coronary ostium, there is very little difference between transradial angioplasty and transfemoral, save some catheter support issues and perhaps guide size. It is the route to the coronary that can often be more difficult via the transradial approach and requires a learning curve to feel comfortable with the different situations that one may encounter. 

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    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   1,616 reads

    Adam Stys, MD, Tomasz Stys, MD, Muhammad Khan, MD, Naveen Rajpurohit, MD, Sanford Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

    In cases of poor or no flow into an aspiration syringe in spite of negative pressure applied, we advise maintaining a vacuum (negative pressure inside of the thrombectomy catheter), as premature discontinuation of suction can lead to thrombus dislodgement back into the coronary circulation, aorta, or guide catheter.

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    Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2015   |   1,662 reads