March 2017

Volume 25 Issue 3

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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We prescribe these drugs to reduce the rates of stent-related thrombosis in both the short and long term, and we must weigh the risk of stent thrombosis against the risk of bleeding. This balancing act is not always straightforward.
This was a first-in-human study. We began working with this new investigational device approximately four years ago. The study itself was a single-center study and is a prospective cohort that we have been performing for slightly less than four years…
We recently renovated and expanded one cath and EP lab. The cath lab was built for use as a hybrid interventional lab, and in both rooms, we installed state-of-the-art equipment.
Over the past several years, a spate of scientific evidence has demonstrated the health risks that interventional teams incur while performing life-saving minimally invasive procedures. The health effects range from skin erythema to premature aging (…
We present a novel technique of extreme PCI support, as depicted in our case series, which allowed completion of PCI otherwise not possible by using conventional means. We describe a triple telescopic system, involving a smaller in a larger GuideLine…
Despite tremendous improvements in PCI devices, technology and pharmacotherapy, we have not yet streamlined care pathways to mirror these technological advancements. Thus, the current care pathways are leading to unnecessary high costs of care. If we…
In interventional cardiology, we are constantly forced to address real-life questions as to when, and not infrequently, when not to intervene. We must always remember that cath-stent is an unnatural reflex, which should also indicate “caution”.
Here we present a case of severe degenerative MR with complex anatomy that was initially treated using the first-generation MitraClip device, resulting in an single leaflet device attachment (SLDA) of the second MitraClip. The patient later returned…
We present a case of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock requiring intra-aortic balloon pump placement and acute renal failure due to contrast-induced nephropathy over pre-existing chronic kidney disease. The total…
A patient with rest pain and single-vessel runoff will be defined as CLI just as much as a patient with rest pain and/or skin breakdown with absent flow to the foot, usually referred to as desert foot.