February 2012

Volume 20 Issue 2

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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Last week in our lab, one of my young attendings was performing a cath from the radial approach in an elderly patient with aortic stenosis. The plan was to use a 6 French (F) double lumen pigtail from the radial artery and 5F brachial vein. On arriva…
A completely unscientific survey of what CLD’s 12 spotlighted labs reported in 2011.Do any of your physicians routinely utilize transradial access?Yes: 10 (83.3%)No: 2 (16.7%)
Peoria, Illinois hasn’t always been the first place that comes to mind when considering the best place to undertake post-graduate training in endovascular interventions, but that’s changing. Dr. James B. Williams has spent the last six years pioneeri…
As the cardiovascular industry matures, more and more hospitals have entered the arena of therapeutic catheter services, complementing the diagnostic capabilities that many already offer. Corazon frequently supports hospitals with the implementation…
A 65-year-old male with advanced atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) status post third re-do coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with initial five-vessel bypass in 1984 followed by subsequent three-vessel bypass in 1998, systolic heart f…
Hybrid operating rooms combine the diagnostic functions of a cath lab with the surgical functions of an operating room. Once only found at academic medical centers, they are growing in popularity as regional medical centers across the country are ado…
ABSTRACT: Transradial cardiac catheterization is an exciting technique that has many advantages over the traditional femoral approach. Most importantly it is a safe option for PCI with potential same day discharge for uncomplicated cases. Despite its…
Todd is the Cardiology Manager for Memorial Hermann Southeast in Houston, Texas. He also teaches an online RCIS Review course for Spokane Community College, in Spokane, Washington, and regularly presents with RCIS Review Courses.