Volume 18 - Issue 6 - June, 2010
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Hexabrix is an ionic, low-osmolar, low-viscosity contrast media. It has been shown to contain anti-thrombogenic properties. Dr. Manoukian shares his experience and discusses current thinking in this area.
What properties are important when we look to differentiate the various contrast media?
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Tell us about your cath lab.
Saint Anthony Memorial has two state-of-the-art cath labs, with one lab also functioning as an electrophysiology (EP) lab. In 2006, a new, state-of-the-art, dual-function lab was constructed (cath and EP). A second dual-function lab was added in January 2008. Cath lab procedures have been performed since 1989 in the cath lab at Saint Anthony Memorial.
Our current staff and physician mix consists of:
• 5 radiologic technologists (RTs)
• 6 registered nurses (RNs)
• 5 board-certified cardiologists
• 2 board-certified interventional cardiologists
• 2 board-certified vascular surgeons
• 3 board-certified electrophysiologists
• 1 board-certified interventional radiologist
What procedures are performed in your cath lab?
The two labs allow for a wide array of procedures, including:
• Bilateral diagnostic catheterizations