September 2016

Volume 24 Issue 9

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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A question on the portrayal of the human heart.
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) or rupture (VSR) after acute myocardial infarction is an uncommon but catastrophic event with poor prognosis. Immediate surgical closure with hemodynamic support (such as an intra-aortic balloon pump or IABP) is the tr…
As cath lab margins decline and competition grows, many programs are looking for ways to shore up business. Popular options for cath lab optimization include initiating a same-day discharge program for procedural patients, preparing for bundled payme…
People with cardiovascular disease or those who are at high cardiovascular risk need early detection, regardless of their economic realities.
Corazon experience has shown that programs that integrate novice staff within an inclusive learning environment, while encouraging the competent and expert staff to enhance their clinical and leadership skills, are the most successful with staff recr…
Low sonic vibroacoustic stimulation (VAS) has shown to enhance clot disruption and stimulate vasodilation. Moreover, transthoracic diastolic timed VAS (tdVAS) (50 Hz, 2 mm) has shown to enhance myocardial relaxation, improve left ventricular (LV) out…
In this second article in the series, we will present cases illustrating the clinical applications of each device followed by a brief discussion.
A team that has good situational awareness has all of their zones covered, and will win over any team that relies on a single star player. 
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is a severe form of deep vein thrombosis characterized by swelling, pain, and bluish discoloration.
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have increased both in number and complexity in the last two decades. Tackling complex coronary lesions in patients who have reduced coronary and central perfusion pressures, depressed cardiac output, and inc…