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

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Volume 19 Issue 2
Congratulations! The Cardiac Cath Lab at Wyoming Medical Center (Casper, Wyoming) would like to congratulate the following people for their professional achievements: Wendy Johnson, RT(R)(M)(CT)(CI), RCIS for passing her RCIS exam, Scott Lacey, RT(R…
Vascular Solutions introduces the SmartNeedle® Vascular Access System Vascular Solutions, Inc. recently acquired the SmartNeedle® Vascular Access system. The SmartNeedle system consists of a hand-held monitor and one-time use needles designed to pr…
Legislative Update Regarding the CARE Bill and the 112th Congress As you may be aware, the CARE Bill did not pass in the 111th Congress. The members of the Alliance for Quality Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (AQMIRT) were hopeful in December…
On November 13, 2010, the “ECG Hunter,” Neil E. Holtz, provided an all-day set of interactive presentations, entitled “12-Lead ECG — The Art of Interpretation,” at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. The focus was on the importance of correct inte…
Now, more than ever, hospital-physician alignment and integration are at the forefront of discussion in the healthcare industry. As Corazon works with all types of organizations across the country, we find this topic to be “hot” on the minds of hosp…
Can you tell us about your cath lab? We have cath labs at both the Little Rock Cardiology Clinic (LRCC) and the Arkansas Heart Hospital. The LRCC has two diagnostic cath labs and we perform about 3,000 cases per year. The Arkansas Heart Hospital ha…
Send us your question at cathlabdigest@aol.com. Hematoma Management We are trying to develop comprehensive guidelines for hematoma management. Does anyone have guidelines they would like to share? Thank you!
Several weeks ago, Dr. Chris White from the Ochsner Clinic commented, “I need some help. I have a vasculopathic patient who was admitted with resting moderately severe angina. He had CABG [coronary artery bypass graft] surgery several years ago, and…
The Multispecialty Occupational Health Group (MSOHG), formed in 2005, is an informal coalition of societies representing professionals who work in, or are concerned with, interventional fluoroscopy. The group’s long-term goals are to improve occupati…
Can you tell us about the cath lab at Union Memorial Hospital? Maryanne: In addition to being an open-heart facility, Union Memorial Hospital offers diagnostic and interventional procedures in seven interventional labs. Four labs are cath labs, one…