October 2013

Volume 21 Issue 10

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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Over the past four years, the science of renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) for the treatment of resistant hypertension patients has quickly advanced. As RDN moves forward, Dr. Kintur Sanghvi saw the need for a comprehensive educational platform to…
Intended to provide an all-inclusive day of clinical information, the September 6, 2013, “Heart of a Sooner” symposium featured presentations from all aspects of cardiovascular care. CMEs and CEUs were offered, and the program was free to healthcare…
Researchers say transradial procedures could help U.S. hospitals realize nearly $50 million in annual cost savings with only a modest 10% increase in transradial procedures.
Email notice of credentialing, job changes, promotions, etc., to us at cathlabdigest@aol.com. This month, Cath Lab Digest would like to congratulate….
All staff at Geisinger Medical Center’s Cath Lab in Danville, Pennsylvania, holds the RCIS credential.
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) introduced new payment revisions, such as the hospital Value-Based Purchasing program and penalties for specific condition readmissions.
This report describes a newborn girl with an unusual form of the supracardiac type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, where all pulmonary veins drained into the right-sided systemic veins with a common inlet left ventricle.
Dr. Madder discusses a study evaluating lipid core plaque presence and amount at the culprit lesion site of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.
Lack of knowledge of a persistent left superior vena cava can bring serious, adverse complications, if the team does not become aware of it in a timely fashion.
As the first hospital in New England to achieve ACE accreditation, not only does Lawrence General Hospital hold distinction amongst its peers, but this hospital is also the first nationally to voluntarily validate and offer transparency of quality pr…