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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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April 2013

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Volume 21 Issue 4
In acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who receive stents in the cath lab, studies have demonstrated that if there is an inadequate amount of platelet inhibition despite the administration of dual antiplatelet therapy, many of these patients may g…
With profit margins narrowing, there has been increasing scrutiny of proper reimbursement, most particularly in the cath lab, since more and more procedures are shifting to the outpatient setting.
A heart team approach means that the evaluation of the patients, the assessment, the decision-making process, the analysis, everything, is done from beginning to end in a joint manner and the procedures are done together. That is what we emphasize an…
Under the FDA-approved expanded use protocol, the Structural Heart Team at Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute-NSLIJ Health System has successfully implanted the first CoreValve inside a degenerative aortic bioprosthesis (ViV) in the U.S.
We recently moved into The Ron and Carol Cope Heart Center, a brand new addition to our hospital in September 2012. It features 3 GE labs with two primarily used for cardiac, and one dedicated to peripheral and pacemakers. A fourth lab is currently s…