October 2018

Volume 26 Issue 10

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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For STEMI patients, what labs (e.g., glucose, electrolytes, lactate or pH) are being obtained prior to the patient going to the cath suite? More importantly, are POC labs being done in the emergency department prior to the STEMI patient going to the…
Our department has a 20-bay pre/post unit, three cath lab procedure rooms, and utilizes a hybrid OR room as necessary.
We are performing more complex interventions via transradial access. Transradial access is here to stay.
As radial artery access becomes more common in coronary angiography, US guidance has benefits that may result in higher cannulation success rates, fewer total attempts, and decreased procedural time.
Fear of failure creates a powerful hindrance to adoption for a seasoned and respected interventionist. However, the learning curve to become a competent transradial interventionalist is neither steep nor arduous.
We demonstrate that immediate deployment of one or more adjacent clips, particularly to the remaining attached leaflet, may stabilize the flailing clip and be a possible transcatheter treatment option for single leaflet device attachment (SLDA) in th…
It was exciting to see complex CLI cases performed by some of the best CLI operators in the world, who were able to show us extreme, unique approaches to treat complex disease from the groin to the toes. 
Information wants to be free. Let information flow freely from patients to doctors and from doctors to patients, and when you have free-flowing information, healthcare is enriched.
“Tweetbook: Cardiovascular Interventions” gives us an opportunity to offer up cases for discussion on Twitter that are both peer-reviewed and accompanied by references.
Most staff know what to do. Our job, as management, is to lead, delegate and provide the tools to get the job done.