December 2012

Volume 20 Issue 12

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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Cath Lab Digest regrets that a page of Dr. Kern's Clinical Editor's Column was omitted from the CLD November print issue. The article is published in full online and in the tablet edition. We will also reprint Dr. Kern's column in full in the January…
Winter Haven Hospital is a 527-bed facility located in central Florida. We are the only Magnet-accredited hospital in Polk County. We currently have three labs utilized for coronary, peripheral, and electrophysiology (EP) procedures. In addition to s…
Cath Lab Digest talks with Navin K. Kapur, MD, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Assistant Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology, Investigator, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute…
A 64-year-old female with history of coronary artery disease, previous stent of the ostial right coronary artery (RCA) and a previous mid RCA stent, presented with unstable angina symptoms. She underwent diagnostic angiography via the right radial ar…
This article features an interview with Richard Schwartz, DO, Gina Kanetis and Valerie Kuczwaj, from the Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. It is the sixth in a series of six articles sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences.
How OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (SAMC) addressed patient comfort when local anesthetic is used to numb procedure access sites during procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL).
Cath Lab Digest had a chance to visit with Tim Sayler, President/CEO of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, about his recent choice to utilize CardioSolution to implement a comprehensive cardiology program at St. Joseph’s.
A lifelong mentor of mine, William “Bill” G. Embil, BS, RCVT, RCSA, passed away on September 29, 2012.
Cath Lab Digest reports on the clinical implications of using near-infrared spectroscopy, as presented at a Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics breakfast symposium held October 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
A 68-year-old male with diabetes, morbid obesity (BMI-41), hypertension and dyslipidemia presented for an initial cardiovascular evaluation. His other medical history was pertinent for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and prior tob…