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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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November 2017

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Volume 25 Issue 11
Given the infrequency with which we perform TSP, I asked my expert cath lab colleagues about the need for more heparin in TSP for only diagnostic purposes. In addition, I also asked, “Does the anticoagulation regimen differ for each type of procedure…
We are the only community hospital within a 25-mile radius and are located directly between two larger cities, Dayton and Columbus. Our cath lab is very busy. 
The cardiac cath lab generally evaluates aortic stenosis (AS) in subsets where the echocardiography is inconclusive, or on cases of low gradient/low output AS. While echocardiography is considered the diagnostic tool of choice for AS, the cath lab ma…
The cardiac cath lab generally evaluates aortic stenosis (AS) in subsets where the echocardiography is inconclusive, or on cases of low gradient/low output AS. While echocardiography is considered the diagnostic tool of choice for AS, the cath lab ma…
This is a simple tool that is easy to incorporate into clinical practice. Acknowledgement of the contrast threshold makes the entire cath lab staff cognizant of the importance of the contrast dosing to the patient and operators are able to stay under…
We reached out to Dr. Amin this month and asked him to consult with his colleagues about their opinions and clinical practices centered around same-day discharge and the complexity of procedures.  
I like to break down the crossing of CTOs into 3 phases, including 1) penetrating the proximal cap, 2) negotiating the body of the CTO, and 3) crossing the distal cap.   
Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, Colorado, was presented with an opportunity from Philips Healthcare to be one of the first facilities in the United States to have the new Azurion imaging system installed in our cath lab.
Bifurcation lesions, along with chronic total occlusion (CTOs), remain one of the more challenging lesion subsets for the interventional cardiologist.
We describe the successful endovascular treatment of a patient with a history of Paget-Schroetter syndrome who had a recurrent right upper extremity DVT due to acute thrombosis of the large right axillary to left jugular collateral vein.