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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2012

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Volume 20 Issue 3
What are the advantages of optical coherence tomography (OCT) over intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)?Both systems offer an anatomic assessment of the vasculature, but OCT is a leap forward in assessing coronary vessels from an anatomic standpoint. It h…
Advocate Health Care recently utilized DataFirst’s Hyper-Migration to move patient data and reports out of a DVD platform into a single, universally accessible spinning disk archival system. Cath Lab Digest talks to PACS Program Manager Tuan Bui abou…
This article is adapted by the author from Kpodonu J. The Cardiovascular Hybrid Room. In: Kpodonu J. Manual of Thoracic Endoaortic Surgery. London, England: Springer; 2010.The last few years have seen a paradigm shift in the treatment of cardiovascul…
Case 1An 83-year-old male, with history of a bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (Medtronic Mosaic #25) and coronary artery bypass grafting approximately eight months earlier, presented with severe shortness of breath secondary to acute decompensa…
IntroductionThe kidneys, located in the retroperitoneal space in the abdomen, are vital for patient health. They process several hundred liters of fluid a day and remove around two liters of waste products from the bloodstream. The volume of fluid th…
This article features an interview with Angela G. Riley, RT, executive director of the Dallas Valve Institute and Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute (CRSTI) in Dallas, TX; Jennifer Ledbetter, RN, BSN, the director of cardiovasc…
An interim analysis of the FAME II trial found a highly statistically significant reduction in the need for hospital readmission and urgent revascularization when fractional flow reserve (FFR) was used to direct treatment. As a result, the FAME II in…
Tell us about your cath lab.Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a 537-bed facility located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. We are the only academic medical institution within the state of Oregon and our hospital has been recog…