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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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August 2012

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Volume 20 Issue 8
Registry data regarding patients with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) was recently published in Circulation.1 Cath Lab Digest talks with Pam Mace, RN, FMD patient, Executive Director, Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America, Rocky River, Ohio, about…
SICP Clinical Instructor CEUClinical instructors affiliated with a CAAHEP-accredited invasive cardiovascular technology or electrophysiology education program can receive up to six (6) continuing education unit credits per calendar year for providing…
Practical questions from my colleagues are the source of valuable information for all of us working in the cath lab. Recently, Dr. Peter Verlee, from Maine, had a dilemma. “One of our cardiac surgeons asked me a question. A patient was referred to hi…
Syntervention Releases First Commercial Product, the SWIPER™ Medical Device Foam Wiper, Designed to Eliminate Foreign Body Contamination Found With Use of Cotton GauzeData confirms that foreign body contamination is associated with complications and…
“In the past few weeks, I have read a lot about complex procedures and that they can’t be done via the transradial approach, due to its complexity. Orlando, our physicians state that the necessary tools and medical devices can’t be used through the t…
Training in the cardiac catheterization lab, in my opinion, is one of the most integral components for building a skillful, successful lab. Some cath labs train staff members by on-the-job training only, but does this leave out critical clinical know…
Consider this scenario: New projects are underway within your cardiovascular service line, initiatives that will change the department for both the short- and long-term, and one of the key managers or physician leaders decides to make a move. Will yo…
CaseA 69-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with an acute onset of chest pain. The electrocardiogram revealed inferior wall ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). 
The San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) cardiac cath lab has now been using an automated, all-electronic method of sending procedure reports generated in our GE Medical Systems Mac-Lab to the patient record for over a year and a half. Recently, we ha…
AbstractA 53-year-old male presented with unstable angina and was found to have severe coronary artery disease. However, despite percutaneous coronary intervention with adequate anticoagulation, the patient had recurrent stent thromboses during the h…