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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2016

Volume 24 Issue 3
Hospitals usually hire consultants who are experienced at working under corporate integrity agreements (CIAs). These consultants will then have knowledge of organizations like Cardiovascular Peer Review (CPR) that they recommend to the hospital.
Our study included 281 patients undergoing treatment with the IN.PACT drug-coated in 366 limbs. We also have about 137 patients treated with the Lutonix drug-coated balloon in 168 limbs.
The extravasation of echocontrast into this patient’s ventricles after selective engagement of the septal perforators was indicative of severe, diffuse coronary-cameral fistulae.
A 72-year-old female had an abnormal nuclear myocardial perfusion stress test and underwent diagnostic cardiac catheterization, which revealed a mid left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) chronic total occlusion (CTO) secondary to in-stent re…
Nothing is more satisfying to an interventional cardiologist than seeing a thrombus disappear before their eyes. This can be achieved with GPIs, especially intracoronary abciximab, but also with thrombus aspiration.
Since 2008, our program has performed over 450 advanced transcatheter valve procedures including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement, and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr).  
The Invasive Cardiology Department at WakeMed Health and Hospitals consists of 11 procedure rooms, which include cardiac catheterization labs, a hybrid room, and EP procedure rooms.
Last month, I had the pleasure and privilege of hosting the U.S. Navy CVT school trainees in our VA Long Beach Cath Lab for a few hours.