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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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April 2011

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Volume 19 Issue 4
Congratulations to Catherine Duffy, RN, BSN, CVRN, RCIS, at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, for recently passing her RCIS exam and maintaining CCI credentialing. Thanks, Cathy, for your dedication to upholding the highest standards for patient ca…
Corindus Announces First Robotic-Assisted PCI Procedures in CorPath® PRECISE Clinical Trial Study underway to evaluate robotic-assisted placement of coronary guidewires and stent/balloon catheters Corindus Vascular Robotics, a developer of precisi…
A Letter from the SICP Director: Register Today! The SICP Annual Meeting is July 28-30, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts Registration is open and available online at www.sicp.com. Please make your plans to participate in this much-anticipated meeting.…
Continuing education is vital to not only the success of a service line program, but to the clinician(s) providing care. Many cardiovascular programs across the United States have either considered or implemented a tiered approach through a clinical…
Although contrast venography is the standard imaging method for vena cava filter insertion, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a safe and effective alternative that allows for bedside placement options, and is especially advantageous for critically i…
Email your response to cathlabdigest@aol.com, or post it online at www.facebook.com/cathlabdigest. Re: Manual sheath removal and post care I was wondering if there is any educational information you could recommend that I could share with my ICU an…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has emerged as a viable treatment option for left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. Data show that PCI is particularly safe and effective in low-risk patients, especially in those with angiographically favo…
Why do we talk so much and so often about quality? It’s simple. We want the best for our patients. We want good care from top-rated physicians doing their work in top-rated facilities, with the most experienced and skilled cath lab staff, and with t…
LUMEN (www.lumenami.com), a meeting focusing on both the STEMI process and procedure, took place February 24-26 in Miami, Florida. Transradial access, left ventricular support devices, and cell therapy are the most cutting-edge developments in the…
Abstract: Percutaneous transcatheter coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stenting to the left main coronary artery or to multiple vessels are options in patients who are poor candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). However, it is asso…