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

Volume 24 Issue 4
We describe a unique case of AMI complicated by concomitant critical aortic stenosis where pLVAD was used for hemodynamic stabilization during PCI and valvuloplasty.
The most remarkable and unique thing about our program is that it has been a fairly successful, robust, and innovative program in a city of relatively small size and in a non-academic institution with private practitioners.
For bypass graft angiography, left radial artery (LRA) access has been recommended as a default access site, as the majority of these patients have an in situ left internal mammary artery (IMA) bypass graft.
HHI performs primary angioplasty without surgical backup. Our tertiary partner is located 20 minutes north and we have a transfer agreement with them to accept our patients.
I can attest from personal experience that running a cath lab is not intuitive.