July 2011

Volume 19 Issue 7

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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AbstractA patient’s treatment and survival of an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is dependent upon the healthcare team’s proficiency in emergent delivery of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Early reperfusion therapy is optimal for…
Can you tell us about your cath lab?The Nacogdoches Medical Center cath lab facility has 1 room (we are a single lab), and we have 4 full-time and 4 part-time staff members. The mix of credentials at our lab consists of registered nurse (RN), radiolo…
Abstract Background. Vascular access-site complications are an important cause of morbidity following catheterization procedures. Manual compression is the “gold standard” in achieving hemostasis of an arteriotomy site; however, manual compression i…