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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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November 2011

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Volume 19 Issue 11
Dr. Bhala was the senior author of a July 2011 British Medical Journal clinical review article, “Anticipating and managing bleeding complications in patients with coronary stents who are receiving dual antiplatelet treatment.” We talk with him to fin…
AbstractManagement of vascular access using closure devices has become increasingly common in the last decade. Use of these devices has allowed for earlier ambulation post-procedure and less patient discomfort. The Starclose device is a nitinol clip…
AbstractLeft ventricular assist devices have proven to reduce cardiac workload and provide circulatory assistance and protection to myocardium during revascularization of severe coronary artery disease specifically involving the left main. We present…
EXCEL is a global, prospective, multi-center, randomized trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the Xience Prime/Xience V everolimus-eluting stent (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) compared to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in se…
In 2010, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, opened a TAVI multidisciplinary program with a dedicated staff for patients who have advanced aortic valve disease. Dr. Costa co-directs the program along with cardiothoracic surg…
Dr. Sunil Rao and colleagues conducted a study to examine the prevalence of same-day discharge among older individuals following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and the rates of death or rehospitalization.1The study included data from 107,0…
Can you tell us about your cath lab?The Wentworth Douglass Hospital Cardiovascular Lab has 2 interventional Artis Zee suites (Siemens Medical, Malvern, Pennsylvania) that perform both cardiac and peripheral procedures. We have 5 new private patient h…