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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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January 2012

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Volume 20 Issue 1
Want a HeatheCareer?Did you know the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) has an online career center, SICP Career Center? The SICP Career Center is part of the HEALTHeCAREERS Network, an integrated network of hundreds of healthcar…
Early Heart Attack Detection Device Developed by Angel Medical SystemsALERTS Pivotal Study will assess safety and effectivenessThe AngelMed Guardian system is designed to track significant changes in the heart’s electrical signal and alert patients t…
From Wikipedia: “A glitch is a short-lived fault in a system. It is often used to describe a transient fault that corrects itself, and is therefore difficult to troubleshoot. The term is particularly common in the computing and electronics industries…
As a leader in healthcare over the last year, have you felt as though you were on an emotional roller coaster? Has the uncertainty of healthcare reform caused commotion in your Finance Department, stress for the quality- and process-improvement perso…
Marie Curie died due to excess exposure to her discovery, radium. Thomas Edison invented the fluoroscope, but stopped his work in this area when his assistant died of an x-ray overdose. Many years later, we have a better understanding of the dangers…
What were some of the issues with fractional flow reserve that led to the development of iFR?Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a technique that has clearly revolutionized what we do in the cath lab. It has taken us away from a look-and-treat approach,…
Case ReportA 59-year-old male presented with worsening dyspnea and orthopnea over the past five months. A review of systems revealed anorexia and an unintentional 40-pound weight loss over the past year.  The patient has also been hospitalized six mo…
Thirty-day ADAPT-DES (Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents) data were presented at TCT in November. Can you describe the study?ADAPT-DES is a large, multi-center registry looking at the relation between on-treatment platel…
National data released on compensation trendsDespite a sputtering economy, nationwide opportunities for cath lab professionals to earn higher than average wages exist, with the best-paying positions in the western United States, according to findings…
Ivan Feticio shares his experience handling the Cardiosave™ intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), the newest IABP from MAQUET Cardiovascular. Currently CE marked and having received FDA 510(k) clearance, Cardiosave is expected to be commercially availabl…