May 2013

Volume 21 Issue 5

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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Genesis HealthCare System is an integrated health care delivery system based in Zanesville, Ohio, located one hour east of Columbus, Ohio.
CTO revascularization is generally challenging, but even more so in an aorto-ostial location.
What we have observed in cardiovascular medicine is what I would term a “treatment paradox” both for bypass surgery and for percutaneous revascularization. Specifically, as disease burden and complexity increase, ironically, both among surgeons and a…
Use of a large lumen supportive guide, modification of certain techniques, and careful planning will allow successful management of LM disease via the radial approach in select cases.
After consultation with the interventional cardiologist, it was determined that the patient would undergo a percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a snorkel graft to preserve the left renal artery.
In hospitals with certified Primary Stroke Center or Comprehensive Stroke Center designations, the cardiac cath lab staff, by following the established protocols, can rapidly and effectively treat their cardiac patients who develop peri-procedure str…
Appropriate anatomy for transcatheter closure includes a VSD location remote from the tricuspid and aortic valves with an adequate rim.
I think physicians make a great effort to communicate with each other, but it takes a great deal of effort. It is better to have a structure that facilitates that kind of care.
Cardiologists performing diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures should be aware of and revisit the “dot” sign on the LV angiogram so as not to inadvertently miss anomalously arising coronary vessels.
The patient is 56-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus, peripheral arterial disease, and non-healing ulcer of the left lower extremity who was referred by a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) for further evaluation of his peripheral vascu…