May 2017

Volume 25 Issue 5

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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iFR is non-inferior to FFR and associated with fewer stents/CABG procedures. However, compared to FFR, there are no long-term outcome or independent ischemic testing validation data. Currently, FFR remains the comparative standard for iFR.
Einstein has maintained its position at the forefront of cutting-edge technology with two state-of-the-art hybrid cath labs, and integrated IVUS, OCT, and FFR assessment capabilities. We recently became one of the few sites in the region to purchase…
Architecture and design can actually be an enabler of multidisciplinary collaboration, by preventing the development of silos, architectural or geographic silos, and creating a milieu where everybody is literally working side by side.
Tibial veins are actually much larger than the tibial arteries accessed to treat arterial disease. Therefore, there is no anatomic reason to not utilize tibial veins to advance wires and catheters to reach occlusions in the lower extremity veins, esp…
Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy offers an alternative in critically ill patients. It can be viewed as a percutaneous variant of the subxiphoid approach to creating a surgical window; however, it is less invasive and less traumatic. 
In patients who had a successful PCI with optimal result, a transradial approach and same-day discharge is an option that is safer and more pleasant for the patients, and one that saves the healthcare system a great deal of money.  
The Rotablator preferentially ablates hard, inelastic material, such as calcified plaque, that is less able to stretch away from the advancing burr than is healthy arterial wall (differential cutting). 
We report a challenging case of a high-risk patient with complex valvular and coronary anatomy, who underwent successful pLVAD-assisted BAV with modest reduction in hemodynamic gradients, as well as complex PCI with atherectomy, angioplasty, and sten…
The AMPutation Prevention Symposium, to take place in Chicago, August 9-12, 2017, is where the world’s leading critical limb ischemia (CLI) operators gather to participate as a community of clinicians. 
We have noticed a significant reduction in access site bleeding rates. Our patients are spending less time in the hospital and getting discharged home without any access site complication delays.