October 2014

Volume 22 Issue 10

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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The following case is the third in a series of transradial-focused reports directed by section editor Dr. Samir Pancholy. This case series is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.
A 46-year-old female presented with a non-healing wound on the right foot. Duplex ultrasound suggested an occluded distal right superficial femoral artery (SFA). Single leg right lower extremity arteriogram runoff revealed the 100% occlusion in the d…
Alan Cribier, in Europe, has been doing a minimalist approach long before us, so the idea came from him. Dr. Babaliaros had trained with Dr. Cribier in 2004. We decided to try some of the things in the U.S. that Dr. Cribier is doing in France, which…
Mercy Hospital has five total cath laboratories. Two rooms are dedicated to electrophysiology, one room is predominately for peripheral intervention, and the other two rooms are dedicated for coronary procedures.
Raise your hand if your hospital is required to do more with less. Every facility feels the pressure to improve clinical outcomes, increase efficiency and reduce costs. The healthcare industry now appreciates the importance data plays in creating rea…
Kristin is a Decision Support Specialist with Corazon, Inc., offering a full continuum of services for the heart, vascular, neuro, and orthopedic specialties, with consulting, recruitment, interim management, and software solutions for hospitals nati…
“I just put two drug-eluting stents into a native vessel and a distal graft anastomosis in a patient who is already on clopidogrel AND who has an aspirin allergy that cannot be touched or addressed. What additional drug, if any, would you give him, a…
Performing RHCs via the antecubital vein is a prudent risk-mitigating and patient comfort strategy, particularly for patients receiving anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy. This paper examines the purpose of RHCs, reviews the experts’ consensus on…
We had a huge need to replace our systems, because everything was outdated and separate, including our echo, cath, and registry submission databases. It was very difficult to manage. In order to minimize downtimes, we wanted a virtual server environm…
Control Medical Technology, Park City, Utah, announced the FDA cleared, and the company began shipping, the new Aspire RX-LP6 Rapid-Exchange Mechanical Thrombectomy System to remove fresh blood clots and emboli from coronary and peripheral vasculatur…