January 2014

Volume 1 Issue 22

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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"I am of the opinion that a patient coming in the cardiac cath lab and also in exiting the cardiac cath lab exam table should be slid across in order to not increase work load or demand on an injured cardiac muscle. What do you think?”
Transradial Interventions: Interactive Tutorial by Prof. Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FESC, FACC, FSCAI, is a virtual classroom, covering basic to advanced techniques of transradial access.
In today’s healthcare environment, cath lab leaders must navigate rapidly changing requirements related to quality and transparency. Improved access to cardiac program data can be of tremendous value, but is accompanied by several challenges.
Procedural indication: Rutherford Class III activity-limiting claudication in a patient with established peripheral arterial disease and diabetes mellitus type 2.
I am uncomfortable with closure devices where material is left behind. Sometimes the material is gone in a few weeks, but in reality, it may stay in the body for months.
The cardiac catheterization lab at Morristown Medical Center has 51 staff members and consists of five rooms. The mix of credentials in the cath lab includes nurses, cardiovascular technologists, radiologic technologists and administrators.
Sympathetic renal denervation is the process of targeting and ablating the nerves going to the kidney. It is a percutaneous procedure, performed with a radiofrequency ablation catheter in the renal arteries.
Atherectomy allows the operator to achieve stentlike results without having to leave a foreign body behind. We are finally getting reasonable data demonstrating its efficacy.