November 2018

Volume 26 Issue 11

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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Historically, compared with American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) guidelines, the ESC guidelines have been faster to change in response to new data, and t…
This is a strong point of the study — that it shows the potential safety in discharging elective PCI patients at least 45-50% of the time, because some hospitals are doing it safely, while other hospitals are lagging behind.
This was a very complex case where we had to deal with both a bifurcation and a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a patient at high bleeding risk.
We present this case of complex PCI of a subacute/chronic total circumflex occlusion at a Medina 1,1,1 bifurcation using a novel “Laocoön strategy” — a two-stent technique utilizing non-DES systems (Tryton bifurcation stent, Tryton Medical, and a Cob…
Everything is centered around a heart team approach for almost every patient sent to us for an evaluation, whether it is a valve, another structural procedure, or even a surgical procedure.
The patient was transported to Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Birmingham, Alabama) for intervention with cardiogenic shock, severe mitral regurgitation, worsening respiratory failure, and increasing pulmonary edema.
The greatest attributes of our staff include their flexibility in a quickly changing environment, and ability to attend to the complexity and volume of our cases.
A QI project was launched in order to develop and implement a preprocedural hydration protocol, with the goal of lowering the lab’s CIN rate.
In this case, we discuss the use of a vein graft that was not only degenerated, but also had a contained, ruptured pseudoaneurysm. The case review also addresses the various challenges posed by this conduit and the steps that were taken to overcome t…
We present a case that describes an additional application of the CrossLock catheter. In this case, we first access a superficial femoral artery (SFA) total occlusion via an antegrade approach using a standard sheath.