September 2015

Volume 23 Issue 9

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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I would like to announce both Ivan Brown, RN, and Beth Woodall, RN, have successfully passed the RCIS certification examination. We are so proud of our certified staff! Way to go Beth and Ivan! Sent in by Angela Edgar, RN, MS, CCRN-CMC, RCIS, Manag…
We present two cases of complex anatomies treated using radial access where we have successfully deployed a bioresorbable vascular scaffold with a good outcome.
Perspectives from users four months after the transition to structured reporting.
The HVIL was formed from an integration of cardiac, electrophysiology and vascular staff, in a move to improve overall operating efficiency and patient flow, and consolidate costs. The staffing mix is flexible and based on patient acuity.
High-dose bolus tirofiban has been an excellent, cost-effective way to deal with patients who do not have optimal platelet inhibition at the time of PCI. It’s given us the flexibility to deal with that unmet need.
Initially, Piedmont’s length of stay was around the national average of 6 to 7 days and we felt there was room for improvement.
CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. 
The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, recently received programmatic accreditation from the national Commission on Acc…
Currently, manual injectors are used in addition to ACIST for dual injection during CTO PCIs. We introduce a novel setup for dual injection with the help of one ACIST. 
A huddle can be a tool to increase patient care and efficiency in the cath lab.