April 2014

Volume 22 Issue 4

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

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Editor’s Note: This abstract is reprinted with permission and was originally published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12/Supplement 1: S16, April 2013 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. ©McRoberts et al. 
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It’s 3 am and you’re finishing a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in a 61-year-old woman with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 (weight 256 lbs, height 5’2”) with a large pannus and protruding abdomen.
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The following case utilizes one femoral and one radial access. The patient had a recent complex peripheral revascularization performed, with some residual tenderness at the left radial site and left groin.
Author and editor of The Textbook for STEMI Interventions (http://www.stemiinterventions.com), Dr. Sameer Mehta is assisting numerous countries in the global pursuit to improve population-based ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care. CLD ask…