August 2013

Volume 21 Issue 8

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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A large 16-year study reported in Circulation finds men who reported that they skipped breakfast had higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease (CHD).
RCSA™, in collaboration with Simbionix™, provides medical solutions for certification requirements. Learners include cardiovascular medical specialists, vascular medical specialists, cardiovascular assistants, medical simulation educators and others.
Royal Philips announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its AlluraClarity live image guidance system in the United States.
SICP’s Signature RCIS & RCES Review Courses, Chapter conference calls, news from the SICP California Central Valley Chapter, and more.
Various factors impact the utilization of a cardiac cath lab: ownership, location, the physicians’ philosophy of care, their capabilities, and even the culture of the organization overall.
In the following case, cardiac catheterization proved to be the most sensitive and reasonable investigative tool in primarily diagnosing aortic root mycotic pseudoaneurym in the acute presence of chest pain and positive biomarkers.
We describe a case of middle aortic syndrome secondary to Takayasu’s aortoarteritis in a 20-year-old female and its successful management using percutaneous intervention with deployment of self-expanding stent.
Vasospasm should be thought of in the setting of acute coronary syndrome due to stenosis of the left main artery in order to avoid unnecessary bypass.