October 2016

Volume 24 Issue 10

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 following summary provides a high-level look at the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2017 changes in terms of financial and quality standards.  Understanding these updates can help hospital and program leaders, along with the cath lab staff, to be awar…
We present a case series of the use of the 21-gauge micropuncture needle in successful pericardiocentesis.
This case highlights the fact that the lack of utilizing vessel preparation appropriately can result in lower procedural success rates, higher complication rates, higher contrast and radiation doses, and increased cost.
The unique resolution of the ACIST HDi IVUS system allows for reliable evaluation of bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) expansion within our described technique of using the lumen and external elastic membrane diameters for sizing the BVS and the…
A new, more concentrated format of tirofiban will soon become available to deliver the FDA-approved, high-dose bolus of 25 mcg/kg at the start of treatment: pre-mixed, ready-to-use, 250 mcg/mL in a 15 mL vial.
We have compiled an updated list of suggested practices, in an uncomplicated form, as an updated reference for invasive staff and institutions.
In this interview, we showcase how one start-up company is focused on developing not only low profile, but ultra-low profile devices, for this unchartered territory. We, as critical limb ischemia (CLI) therapists, try to deliver the most relevant flo…
Multi-modality imaging is essential for successful treatment of many cardiac diseases, including severe mitral regurgitation (MR). The following four clinical images demonstrate mitral valve insufficiency treatment support. 
What if we could track where we were looking and focus the x-ray beam only where it is needed? That is the trick of this technology.
We want to do everything we can to help physicians and healthcare facilities improve overall patient outcomes.