December 2014

Volume 22 Issue 12

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 recruitment of expertly trained specialty physicians to a new or growing hospital-based program or practice is critical in order to compete in today’s healthcare marketplace.
Similar in design and deliverability to standard IVUS catheters, the TVC System’s NIRS-IVUS technology enables physicians to quickly localize coronary plaques and immediately determine whether they are lipid rich and metabolically active (vulnerable,…
Michael Brutsky of Spencerian College, Louisville, Kentucky, just completed his studies, received his Associate of Applied Science Degree, and passed his RCIS exam. Congratulations, Michael! — Sent in by Vicki Lemaster, BSRS, RT (R)(CV), RCIS, Direc…
In procedures requiring LV mechanical circulatory support, high-risk PCI via transradial access is feasible, and might even be preferred over a “bi-femoral” approach.
Tortuous left or right subclavian arteries (SA) in patients with previous coronary bypass surgery make selective cannulation of the internal mammary artery (IMA) through the femoral approach very difficult.  We describe a helpful technique.
When people have clots within the veins of the legs or within the ileo-femoral arteries, inferior vena cava (IVC), superior vena cava (SVC) and right atrium (RA), these clots can be removed in a few different ways.
Emory is considered the birthplace of modern interventional cardiology. In 1980, Dr. Andreas Gruentzig joined with Emory’s faculty to vigorously research and refine the intervention known as angioplasty.
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Approved by the FDA in March 2014, iFR is a diagnostic tool used to assess whether a stenosis is causing a limitation of blood flow in coronary arteries with subsequent ischemia. This tool preserves the advantages of physiology-based assessments whil…
Do people think it's okay for the attending to be outside in the monitor area, intermittently engaged in other activities while trainees do cases?