July 2014

Volume 22 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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During the next three decades, the cardiac program in Guatemala City grew from a service of a half a dozen beds to a modern department of cardiac surgery, which not only performed an important clinical task but also served as the first nucleus of tra…
It’s about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Among patients taking clopidogrel, the one-year mortality rate for African Americans was 7.2 percent, compared with 3.6 percent for Caucasians.
The rate of hospitalization for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) more than quadrupled in China between 2001 and 2011, according to new research published in The Lancet.
Northwest Community Hospital looked more closely into risk prediction post cath or PCI by evaluating a tool created to predict groin complications.
OTW systems can be retrieved without the use of guide wire extension by utilizing the “hydroglide” technique.
Recently, Dr. Herb Aronow, an interventional cardiologist at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Michigan, asked our interventional cardiologist group the following question about cardiac output (CO):
Ventricular septal rupture can be life threatening, and has a high mortality rate. According to the guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the best treatment for a VSR is urgent surgical intervention, regardles…
The first retrograde pedal access case utilizing the new 60 cm Diamondback orbital atherectomy device (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.) was performed in our lab in March of this year and received local media attention.
In patients receiving a large device, whether it is a percutaneous aortic valve such as the CoreValve, a thoracic stentgraft, or an abdominal stent graft for an aneurysm, one of the issues has always been access. Can we get there?