March 2013

Volume 21 Issue 3

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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We are currently constructing a hybrid lab in collaboration with the OR, which will be used as our peripheral vascular procedure room and to perform specialty procedures such as laser lead extractions, TAVR procedures or any other high risk procedure…
I look at these devices as being somewhat complementary. I think they are both exciting.
Compared with various other coronary imaging modalities, the greatest advantage of OCT is its high resolution, approximately 10 times higher than that of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).
Implementing a proactive peer review program for your cardiovascular program is one of the key elements to ensure quality outcomes.
With thirty-one years of practical experience in arterial access (38 years total in the lab), I have learned that developing the skills of proper access and being a diagnostician can be as important as the interventional cardiac catheterization itsel…
It has been over four years since Terumo began marketing transradial access. What has changed during that time?
The patient presented for revascularization of the RCA, felt to have most angiographic progression since 2009.
In the most basic sense, the engineer is challenged with matching human to machine, user to tool, and ultimately device to patient.
We present herein a case of refractory cardiogenic shock despite intra-aortic balloon support requiring a step-up to percutaneous left ventricular assist device for additional hemodynamic support with objectively quantified incremental cardiac output…
Congenital coronary fistula is an uncommon coronary artery anomaly. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), in the presence of a coronary artery fistula, may make the procedure more complex.