August 2015

Volume 23 Issue 8

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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Re: left radial cath/PCI in a recent Cath Lab Digest — I agree with all of those who find the procedure by this approach less than optimal — in fact, downright infuriating at times!
Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts — a risk factor for heart disease — than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for…
The training session featured more than 20 physicians and teams from 10 states who were able to watch two live TAVR cases, led by Dr. Daniel O’Hair, a cardiovascular surgeon, and Dr. Tanvir Bajwa, an interventional cardiologist.
Saint Agnes Medical Center is a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving center, with a combined cath lab/interventional radiology (IR) department. Housed within the department are three dedicated Philips cardiac cath suites and two IR su…
In 2011, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, South Carolina, was the first hospital to be nationally recognized with Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accreditation. They followed that accomplishment in February 2014…
The sweep depicted in these four images occurred in 5.5 seconds and rotated in a nearly complete elliptical motion, obtaining nearly 100 images
Marshall W. Ritchey, MS, MBA, RCIS, Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab, Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares his response to this Marie Claire article from a cath lab perspective. This letter was originally written to his staff at Piedmo…
The transradial approach for peripheral vascular interventions is gradually emerging as an effective alternative route to the transfemoral approach. 
The following case is part of a series of transradial-focused reports directed by section editor Dr. Samir Pancholy. This case series is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.
It is essential that we continue an open-mind approach to the CLI patient and always offer the best therapeutic option for the presented lesion.