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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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November 2011

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SICP Clinical Instructor CEUsClinical instructors affiliated with a CAAHEP-accredited invasive cardiovascular technology or electrophysiology education program can receive up to six (6) continuing education unit credits per calendar year for providin…
Answered!Re: A response to the discussion in the July 2011 Cath Lab Digest regarding the registered cardiovascular invasive specialist (RCIS) credential (available at http://tinyurl.com/WDYT-RCIS).First of all, congratulations to Kory Briggs for taki…
One of my recent interventional fellows, now a new staff interventionalist at a nearby hospital, wants to know when to discharge uncomplicated patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). He mentions that the guidelines are not specific o…
The upcoming Sixth Charleston Symposium on Pediatric Electrophysiology: Focus on Clinical Management will take place December 11-13 at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms/Charleston, in South Carolina. This article provides an overview of what to ex…
Since the benefit of bivalirudin with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is to decrease bleeding complications, does it make sense to use heparin with transradial PCI, given the cost savings? It seems unlikely that bivalirudin would be of benef…
A couple of years ago, you published an article about contrast allergies. If I recall, you mentioned lack of evidence between shrimp allergies and seafood allergies. Our department is trying to develop some standards around this, but cannot find any…
How does your center perform transradial catheterization on patients with previous bypass surgery involving the left internal mammary artery?Great question. The following answer is based on our technique at Winter Haven Hospital and a review of the l…
Cloud-based image sharing platforms are increasingly becoming more prevalent in medicine. Cardiac cath labs can turn to this new approach for sending and receiving images to end their previous reliance on physical CDs and shipping. These new solution…
Each November, the healthcare industry celebrates “National Radiologic Technology Week” — not only to commemorate the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (on November 8, 1895), but also as a salute to radiologic technologists and their com…