January 2017

Volume 25 Issue 1

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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Heather Bloodworth, Brittany McNeil, Kyle Sisak, and Tom Maloney got creative during a December 2016 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) case at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
The management of a patient with a large intracoronary thrombus during ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has remained troublesome and controversial.
We have 6 angio suites and a 12-bed pre/post area, including a multi-specialty interventional lab and a stroke encephalo-volumetry (EVM) center where we also treat pulmonary embolism and structural heart disease.
Reacting to a critical shortage of electrophysiology (EP) lab technologists and nurses who treat heart arrhythmias, SpringBoard Healthcare, Phoenix, Arizon, in collaboration with Duke Heart Center, Durham, North Carolina, has launched an online educa…
Interventional heart failure is a field that has been growing very fast over the last decade. It has been around for quite some time, particularly with the development of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), but as catheter-based technologies mat…
The Shockwave Medical Lithoplasty System uses lithotripsy to disrupt both superficial and deep vascular calcium.
With the “Transradial Revolution” in full swing, cath lab staff have also looked for new and innovative ways to contribute to this paradigm shift. One of these innovations is the Radial Access Sleeve (RAS) (Tesslagra Design Solutions, Staten Island,…
In many areas, STEMI and cardiac arrest care is delivered within regional systems organized in concert with pre-hospital emergency services. So, the expectation that shock is emergently managed and fixed in the cath lab is an increasing reality. Most…
In my interview with Ryan Graver, President of MedAxiom Ventures, we discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that will be facing many cardiac programs, but also look to the future, and how embracing and possibly expanding the mandatory bundl…
A CLI team was created using a multidisciplinary approach and a well-planned algorithm for treatment. Coordination of care between the different providers was improved though better communication between multiple disciplines, despite the inherent inf…