November 2014

Volume 22 Issue 11

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 Miriam Hospital has a total of four labs. Two are primarily for coronaries, one is a coronary/peripheral lab, and one is a peripheral/electrophysiology lab.
Due to the patient’s symptoms, a decision was made to proceed with revascularization of the left popliteal artery. The location of the stenosis was not ideal for stenting and, therefore, the lesion was treated with directional atherectomy.
Coronary arterial fistulas (CAF) or malformations are connections between one or more of the coronary arteries, and a cardiac chamber or a great vessel. 
 A ruptured sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac anomaly. This patient’s diagnosis was made by recognizing abnormal oxygen saturations during a right heart catheterization shunt run and follow-up transthoracic echocardiogram using color Doppler.
Data from the prospective, randomized Excimer Laser Atherectomy versus Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis (EXCITE ISR) trial was presented on September 16th as a late-breaking clinical trial at the 2014 Transcath…
Once the wire is in place, I have yet to do a case where I have not been able to cross with the catheter. It is a much more user-friendly device than the wire-based systems.
As the next wave of Pennsylvania hospitals receiving Corazon accreditation for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with off-site open-heart surgery (OHS) await final notifications from the state, we begin to reflect on “how did we get here?”
TZ Medical is proud to be a service disabled veteran owned small business, founded and operating out of Portland, Oregon. It continues to enlist the help of veterans in the medical field to find the best medical device solutions at home and abroad.
A 76-year-old female with a history of hypertension and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease came to our community hospital for a pre-op cardiac evaluation.
This month, Cath Lab Digest would like to congratulate…