November 2013

Volume 21 Issue 11

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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The Eartec Company has introduced ComSTAR, a full duplex wireless intercom that allows cardiac and electrophysiology personnel to talk simultaneously just like on a regular telephone.
This updated review comes at a perfect time, and is an excellent resource for interventional cardiology board exam preparation.
We describe two cases wherein a high thrombus burden during the diagnostic coronary angiogram led to a strategy of deferred coronary stenting.
We present a case demonstrating the importance of careful advancement of wire and catheter through the upper limb arteries when performing transradial catheterization.
In institutions such as ours, i.e., hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery, PCI in the setting of STEMI due to ULMCA disease often offers the only reasonable chance for survival.
Question: Do you do peripheral cases utilizing the radial approach? Answer: We do. We have used the radial approach for a variety of non-coronary cases. Following are two examples.
In our experience, an actionable strategic business plan can aid in providing this focus, while ensuring all team members have a clear direction in how to move the service line forward.
Our invasive cardiovascular department consists of 3 invasive suites and a 6-bay pre and post holding area.