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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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April 2016

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Volume 24 Issue 4
New research shows patients with a history of chest discomfort due to coronary artery disease who are subsequently diagnosed with depression are much more likely to suffer a heart attack or die compared with those who are not depressed.
While heart disease death rates have declined overall in the United States, there are dramatic differences in those rates among U.S. counties, including weaker declines found south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
[P]atients suffering the most severe type of heart attack have become younger, more obese and more likely to have preventable risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study…
The “power glide” technique uses the same principle as the initial “hydroglide” technique, but the indeflator is used to generate a high and controlled pressure that is not possible to generate manually with the 5 cc syringe.
SCAI has been traditionally known as a meeting with an emphasis on coronary interventions; however, the program features different tracks.
Because the patient was to undergo spine surgery, we preferred to avoid putting the patient on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) if possible.
Herein, we present a case-based approach in order to discuss the available treatment of NR and to review the clinical significance of ventricular unloading.
We describe a technique using one indeflator and a 4-way stopcock that ensures both pressure equalization and synchronization of balloon inflation when performed by a single operator
A short poem to reinforce the first critical minutes during a STEMI.
What does it mean to be branded as an “institute” in 2016?