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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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December 2011

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Volume 19 Issue 12
Severity of STEMI Dependent on Time of DayThe size of a heart attack and subsequent left ventricular function are significantly different based on the time of day of  onset of ischemia, according to a first of its kind study in humans, published onli…
About 15% of diagnostic cardiac cath cases need right heart hemodynamics with their left heart cath. For these patients, it seems that the radial approach may be discouraged because of perceived venous access difficulties and a desire to use thermodi…
Relationship of Walking Impairment and Ankle-Brachial Index Assessments with Peripheral Arterial Translesional Pressure GradientsSubhash Banerjee, MD, Neeraj Badhey, MD, Christopher Lichtenwalter, MD, Cyril Varghese, MS, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, Ph…
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the healthcare reform law, was enacted in March of 2010. Most of the initiatives contained in the Act were not fully defined, and most were scheduled to start two to four years in…
We share an email exchange where two readers contacted author Jim Wade, RN, MBA, FSICP, Rockford, Illinois, regarding his March 2010 article, “A New IT Role is Needed for the Cath Lab” (available online at www.cathlabdigest.com).
AbstractPercutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty has been limited, due to poor durability and high rates of recurrence and restenosis. Moreover, interpretation of valve gradients and valve areas post-valvuloplasty has been inconsistent due to variab…
IntroductionThe advent of left ventricular assist devices has allowed the interventional cardiology community to perform complex coronary interventional procedures in a safe, effective manner.  Initial iterations of left ventricular assist devices de…
ABSTRACTStent thrombosis is a rare but feared complication. While intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography are frequently used to unravel mechanical predisposing factors in patients suffering from this dreadful complication, no infor…
Your patient stops breathing! It is a fairly common occurrence in the cath lab. An acute patient suffering a myocardial infarction (MI) is brought into your lab emergently. Before the heart can be reperfused, the patient goes into cardiac arrest and…
What is the history of comparisons between the Xience V and Resolute stents?The TWENTE trial is actually the second, prospective, randomized trial between Resolute and Xience V in patients with complex coronary artery disease. The first, the RESOLUTE…