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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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August 2016

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Volume 24 Issue 8
Our department was challenged on properly performed time outs. We struggled with obtaining all the staff’s attention during the time outs. [We] came up with the idea of incorporating the Tibetan gong in order to help ease the challenges of the time o…
Today’s product ads targeted to the baby boomer generation are lauding the transformative process of aging, implying that older can be better. If we think about how the field of invasive cardiology has matured, we can indeed see significant progress…
Percutaneous coronary intervention of aorto-ostial lesions presents a unique problem — to precisely locate the ostium of a vessel using 2-dimensional fluoroscopy.(1) We present a case demonstrating a “keep-out wire” technique to assist with the preci…
Starting in this issue, we will present a series of cases illustrating the clinical applications of each device followed by a brief discussion. In Part I, I will discuss laser atherectomy, which will be followed by rotational and orbital atherectomy…
The patient is a 58-year-old gentleman with multivessel coronary disease with a 40% ostial left main lesion, 50% proximal right coronary artery (RCA) lesion and a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the mid left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)…
[F]or many people, this is life changing, whether it is a single-chamber pacemaker, a stent, or simply something that allows them to go back to work or keeps them out of the hospital. They have been very happy with the services we offer and the outco…
Atrial myxoma is a benign, noncancerous tumor usually occurring in the left atrium. Lesion size differs widely among patients, but generally ranges from 2 to 6 cm. Depending on the size and location, it may cause mitral valve obstruction and pulmonar…
Here, we present a case of radial artery perforation during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction that illustrates the optimal management of this rare vascular complication.
In CLI, the CTO is never straightforward and tends to be associated with many additional obstacles. With us during this issue is Gary Ansel, MD, who has had a long history of treating CTOs and has pioneered many of the currently used CTO crossing met…
In order to grow our cardiology program, Jupiter Medical Center recently entered into an exciting partnership with Mount Sinai Heart New York. We are working toward beginning an open heart program within the next two years and are increasing steadily…