June 2017

Volume 25 Issue 6

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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In this month’s article, we turn to Dr. John Coppola from New York. Dr. Coppola has been a pioneer in the U.S., recognizing over a decade ago that femoral complications had consequences. As a result, he sought out the experience and tutelage of one o…
This year, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) celebrated the “40 for 40” event; that is, the 40th anniversary of percutaneous coronary intervention and the 40th anniversary year of the founding of the SCAI. On May 11,…
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN)/acute kidney injury (AKI) is the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure. As diagnostic imaging increases in interventional procedures such as coronary and peripheral angiography, along with an…
Seeing an opportunity to unite the profession and improve the benefits and reach of current members of both organizations, Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) leadership agreed to combine forces with the Alliance of Cardiovascular…
In this case report, we present a unique case of a saphenous vein graft (SVG) to obtuse marginal I (OM1) occlusion that was successfully treated with an alternative thrombolytic intervention followed by aspiration. 
Congenital coronary anomalies are found in 0.2-1.6% of the population undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography.
Arterial disease can be imaged in many ways and in this issue, we are honored to have Dr. Constantino Peña from Miami, who will be sharing with us the different types of imaging currently available and the feasibility of each.
Mercy was recently approved for cardiothoracic surgery and our lab is part of a rapidly growing cardiology service line. Earlier this year, we hired an additional interventional cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon; this is a very exciting time…
This report illustrates a remarkable case of a native right coronary to left ventricular fistula.
While no strategy can be successfully implemented without the involvement and commitment of all involved, there is perhaps no more important partnership for achieving success in healthcare today than that of physician and hospital.While no strategy c…