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October 2011

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South Dakota’s Southeast Technical Institute ICT Program to Require iPadsStarting next year, Southeast Technical Institute’s Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program will be shifting to a “iPad Required” program.  All students will be purchasing an…
Evolving clinical conundrums in modern cardiology require insights from many sources. In this spirit, I’d like to present another ‘conversation in cardiology’ about a real dilemma involving a woman, a stent, and dual anti-platelet therapy. My colleag…
Transcoronary Pacing in a Porcine Model — Impact of Guidewire InsulationKonstantin M. Heinroth, MD, Susanne Unverzagt, PhD, Michael Buerke, MD, Justin Carter, MD, Dirk Mahnkopf, MD†, Karl Werdan, MD, Roland Prondzinsky, MD*ABSTRACT: Background. Brady…
We’ve all heard the saying that “communication is a two-way street.” In the doctor-patient relationship, especially when the patient has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, we should be building multi-lane highways of communication. Here, I’d li…
AbstractIntravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has emerged as a dynamic imaging modality that provides real-time visualization for catheter-based interventions. The image presentation of IVUS permits detailed assessment of plaque and vessel morphology, and…
I started my career in the medical field more than 23 years ago, when I began training in 1988 as an x-ray technologist in the U.S. Army. I cross-trained into the cath lab in 1998 as a cardiovascular technologist (CVT). Currently, I am starting a new…
Healthcare providers today are confronted by several complex financial challenges, including limited access to capital due to market and economic uncertainty and increasing constraints from payors, including Medicare and Medicaid. These challenges ha…
AbstractObjectives. The aim of this study was to prove the efficacy and safety of the Pinnacle TIF Tip sheath during the performance of diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures. Background. Vascular sheaths have been used for almost 30…
The balloon anchoring technique was initially described by Fujita in 2003 as inflation of a balloon in the side branch of a target coronary vessel to facilitate equipment delivery to a target lesion.1 Two variations of this technique (coaxial and dis…