May 2016

Volume 24 Issue 5

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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We present a case that demonstrates the versatility of the JETSTREAM Atherectomy System in treating a complex clinical and anatomical situation in a patient with critical limb ischemia (CLI).
In this report, we demonstrate that excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) can be performed robotically to restore flow to severely stenosed vessels. 
We present herein an interesting case of complex bypass graft angiography with multiple anastamoses supplying the entire myocardium.
News: Michigan Outpatient Vascular Institute, (Dearborn Michigan) recently became the first center in the state of Michigan to enroll subjects in the clinical trial (MIMICS-2) of an investigational nitinol stent for femoropopliteal artery disease (Bi…
I have a trick question that I ask of newcomers to the cardiac cath lab. How many major coronary arteries does the human heart have? Are there 2, 3, or 4 arteries?
Many centers are now exploring the feasibility of an expanded primary stroke program model — one that includes clot retrieval, but does not include treatment of hemorrhagic stroke via more advanced coiling and embolization procedures. As approximatel…
The current hybrid algorithm approach to CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) uses a combination of antegrade and retrograde techniques to facilitate wire crossing and procedural success. In the early stages of adopting this approach, some op…
Experts in error analysis tell us that the old adage “to err is human” is completely correct, and that anyone can make an error or slip, especially if placed in a challenging environment. The cath lab is a particularly stressful environment.
Between the RUNTHROUGH Extra Floppy Guidewire and the RUNTHROUGH Hypercoat Guidewire, I rarely reach for another wire. I am successful 98% of the time with those two wires alone.