July 2013

Volume 21 Issue 7

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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Cath Lab Digest would like to congratulate…
Scientists at University College London in the United Kingdom have developed new technology that reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously thought.
Elderly mice suffering from age-related heart disease saw a significant improvement in cardiac function after being treated with the FDA-approved drug rapamycin for just three months.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of aortic atherosclerosis can predict the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in otherwise healthy individuals, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas) have found.
What’s been happening with the SICP? The New Cardiovascular Horizons meeting, and more!
Many patients who come to the cath lab have an echocardiographic study as part of their routine work-up. The ‘echo’ often contributes significantly to clinical decision-making before and during the cath procedure.
We report a case of unusually early in-stent restenosis in a drug-eluting stent due to likely aggressive neoatherosclerotic degeneration.
We present herein a case of a large femoral artery pseudoaneurysm that was treated via transarterial thrombin injection and a covered stent.
This case demonstrates that pernicious anemia may cause significant cardiovascular complications due to hyperhomocysteinemia, and should be considered in the diagnosis of a patient with a thrombotic event and no evident atherosclerotic risk factors.
We were loaned a Star Board with no restrictions and with the purpose of a product review. It did seem to be a different approach to a common radial problem: “Okay, sheath in, catheter in, but can someone please keep this arm from rolling around?”