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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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August 2011

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Volume 19 Issue 8
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel AbnormalitiesObstructive sleep apnea may cause changes in blood vessel function that reduces blood supply to the heart in people who are otherwise healthy, according to new research reported in Hypertens…
Inaugural Electrophysiology/ Invasive Review Course Presented at Sentara CollegeSally Elliott, CCT, CRAT, RCIS, Program Coordinator, Sentara College, Chesapeake, VirginiaThe Sentara College of Health Sciences in Chesapeake, Virginia, hosted the natio…
Submit your question or respond to a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cathlabdigest. Answered!Turnaround Time DefinitionsAs part of a Process Improvement Initiative, my facility is compiling internal data…
Every year, we get a new group of cardiology fellows-in-training who are unfamiliar with angiograms and the angulations needed to best display the coronary arteries. Almost as frequently are the visitors to the cath lab or new trainees in the cath la…
As professionals, we don’t often take the time to thank individuals or teams of individuals who really make a difference and impact our professional lives and careers.I have been receiving the Cath Lab Digest for many years now. I have also been on t…
“I am currently developing practice standards for nurses in the cath lab at my facility and am having difficulty finding standards related to frequency of monitoring, assessments, and documentation during procedures.” — Patricia Gilman APRN, MSN, ACN…
In today’s competitive healthcare environment, effective program differentiation is a significant challenge. And, as many hospitals begin to realize the effects of healthcare reform and prepare for further changes in the years to come, achieving a co…
AbstractTransradial (TR) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has gained progressive interest with growing emphasis on minimizing post-procedural bleeding complications while maintaining procedural success. We describe a unique case of a single c…
Today’s invasive vascular procedures demand trustworthy documentation of adequate collateral flow in the human palmar arch. For years, the modified Allen’s test1 served as the quick bedside test of radial and ulnar collateral flow to the hand.  We kn…