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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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August 2014

Volume 22 Issue 8
Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into “biological pacemaker” cells that keep the heart steadily beating.
Cath Lab and Beyond, an annual program offered in Sacramento, California, and held April 28-May 1, 2014, completed yet another successful program, with 25 staff from all over the United States.
Before we implemented structured reporting, we relied on the traditional physician phone dictation model. The process was cumbersome for the department.
Email notice of credentialing, job changes, promotions, etc., to us at cathlabdigest@aol.com. This month, Cath Lab Digest would like to congratulate….
Ensuring an adequate physician, nursing, staff, and leadership complement will be essential, as all clinical specialties are expected to experience increases in patient and procedure volume.
The recent announcement of a (soon-to-be published) 2014 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (ACC/AHA/SCAI) Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting for the Cardiac…
Data of same-day discharge and overnight-stay patients undergoing elective PCI in a high-volume center were compared. We specifically evaluated the incidence of net adverse cardiovascular events (NACE; ie, death, myocardial infarction, stroke, target…
With increased interest in revascularizing CTOs percutaneously, recent evidence has emerged that well-collateralized CTOs still demonstrate persistent chronic myocardial ischemia.
It’s July again. I am reminded that it’s not easy to teach cardiac catheterization. This revelation is not new as I scrub in with a brand-new trainee for his first time.
March-July 2014; Full articles are available online at invasivecardiology.com, or the Library of Congress website (pubmed.com).