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Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
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Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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September 2012

Volume 20 Issue 9
Tell us about the cath lab at WakeMed.WakeMed Heart Center’s program is the busiest in North Carolina and we treat more heart patients than any other hospital in the state. Our invasive cardiology department has nine cardiac catheterization labs (fiv…
Tell us about the cath labs at University Hospital (UH) Case Medical Center and your satellite facilities.Case Medical Center UH Main has two cath labs and we have just added an eleventh interventionalist.
“Does your institution use 1 or 2 transducers for cardiac caths? We currently have one for femoral arterial and one for aortic pressures. A single transducer would be more cost effective. How do you flush the sheath with one transducer and do you use…
Gait speed and cognition may be important indicators for outcomes post PCI in geriatric patients.
Could you tell us about your position as CV Service Line Director of Development?The department assists with developing a vision for the Cardiovascular (CV) Service Line based on forecasted trends in the CV market, which ultimately drives the additio…
Case reportA 55-year-old Caucasian farmer presented to our endovascular clinic with the chief complaints of bilateral hip and thigh claudication, limiting his ability to work on the farm. He had a past medical history of hypertension, ischemic cardio…
The Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent (DES) (Medtronic) was approved for use in the U.S. in February 2012. The first stent to have an indication for the treatment of coronary artery disease in diabetic patients, the stent has enjoyed rapid adopti…
Tell us about your cath lab.Crouse Hospital is a 563-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Syracuse, New York.  Within the Cardiac Care Center, there are three cath labs and a nine-bed admission/recovery area.