October 2017

Volume 25 Issue 10

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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Having advocated the use of the ulnar artery when the radial artery is not suitable1, we did exactly what we talked about and placed an ulnar sheath using ultrasound guidance after encountering a radial loop on the left arm in a patient having prior…
In this editor’s page, our colleague Dr. Sam Butman asks our group of cath lab experts, “What is your approach to a patient admitted with new-onset congestive heart failure (CHF) without recent myocardial infarction or angina?”
The benefits to patient care are that all physicians involved in invasive therapy are working side-by-side. Literally. We don’t have barriers.
Larry Sobal, MedAxiom Executive Vice President, and Nicole Knight, Director, Revenue Cycle Solutions, MedAxiom Consulting, share their qualified and experienced views and observations regarding what has become a contentious and incomplete understandi…
Team approaches are evolving, but require at a minimum advanced imaging, defined HCM protocols, and the full armamentarium of management options.
I use closure devices for nearly all antegrade access and with a very high success rate. I think operator experience and comfort are among the most important determinants of closure success.
Understanding these updates can help hospital and program leaders become aware of new criteria.
We present the case of a man who presented with an inferior STEMI that required RA for successful intervention of a heavily calcified right coronary artery (RCA).
We sought to analyze the impact of the SoloPath Re-Collapsible sheath on the occurrence of major vascular complications in contemporary TF-TAVI practice when used as a routine introducer. 
Results from OPTALYSE PE (OPtimum Duration and Dose of r-tPA with the Acoustic Pulse ThromboLYSis ProcEdure for Submassive Pulmonary Embolism) demonstrate that even lower doses of tPA and shorter treatment durations are safe and effective for interme…