April 2017

Volume 25 Issue 4

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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The Micro 14 catheter was able to traverse a very delicate and highly tortuous epicardial collateral without any damage being done to the vessel.
If you can perform a PCI procedure sitting in a cockpit a few feet from the patient, then there is really no reason you couldn’t increase that distance using modern technology. 
Interventional mitral valve repair provided an option for treatment of MR-related symptoms in this case where medical therapy failed to improve the clinical and functional status. 
This report highlights a coral reef aorta, of special interest because it was successfully treated in Japan with a self-expanding nitinol stent in October 2012 and followed up a year later, in October 2013.
Dr. Rollefson and his institute are great examples of how a high-volume, tertiary care center can utilize tranradial in conjunction with a same-day discharge care pathway to create the win-win environment for all stakeholders. 
Dr. Steven Kum of Singapore believes that patients with end-stage disease can still benefit from a unique procedure called arterial venous flow reversal. Dr. Kum, a vascular surgeon, developed an endovascular procedure to not only create the fistula,…
Corazon has long advocated the incorporation of a service line approach into a specialty program as a means to enhance clinical outcomes, improve financial performance, streamline operations, and differentiate a hospital with a competitive advantage.…
For patients in cardiogenic shock, LV mechanical support, depending on the hemodynamic profile of the device, can restore and support the systemic circulation, an especially beneficial effect if instituted early, an action that may improve shock mort…
Beaumont Hospital, Trenton is well known as a patient-centered community facility that provides compassionate, exceptional care.
The team published a case series in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions describing six patients who were scheduled for angioplasty and stenting for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (five of whom had a cardiac catheterization days…