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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2015

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Volume 23 Issue 10
We switched fairly abruptly over to performing TAVR in the cath lab and haven’t excluded anybody from the cath lab unless they required surgical access. Out of the last 35 TAVR patients, 31 have been done in the cath lab and just 4 in the hybrid OR r…
It seems anomalous that interventional cardiology remains such a male-dominated profession in light of the advancements that women have made within the medical field. Women now make up more than 50% of medical students and nearly 33 percent of the na…
The composition and scope of practice of the sheath management team is of concern to Dr. David Rizik, who asked our expert colleagues in the cath lab about sheath management in their hospitals.   
A coronary artery fistula is defined as a direct communication between a coronary artery and another vascular structure.