February 2018

Volume 26 Issue 2

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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When FFRCT and angio-derived FFR technology ultimately become more widely available, they will radically change the way diagnostic angiography is performed in the same way that invasive FFR changed the way we approach patients needing PCI.   
As a teaching facility, Methodist University Cath Lab serves as a model for the organization in integrating new technology.
There is evidence to suggest that as many as one in three patients are never screened for SCD risk; this is something that needs to be addressed. Interventional cardiologists are in the best position to identify and screen all patients who are potent…
The entire duration of the case took almost 6 hours and we were not able to establish flow until the very last stent.
Programs and providers may have different points of view on how and where to reduce unnecessary care and control the costs of healthcare; bundles have had success in reducing costs while meeting or improving quality benchmarks. Today, bundles are vol…
Treating complex lesions in tibial and plantar vessels require a unique combination of flexibility and strength. The operator needs to think about wires that can assist in crossing complex long lesions or chronic total occlusions (CTOs).
For those of us at Corazon who worked directly with Dr. Wharton, his loss is more than that of a friend and colleague, but of someone who was willing to challenge the establishment and status quo in true, unwavering patient advocacy.
We report a case of cardiac arrest caused by total occlusion of the left main coronary artery during Impella-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention. Manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation combined with revascularization of the left main coronary a…
Even though many cases of critical limb ischemia can be treated with either an endovascular or surgical approach, this small series discusses three cases that underwent a surgical approach that subsequently failed. In each case, the surgeon did not f…
Cardiologists at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, Netherlands, have succeeded in the localized cooling of the heart during a heart attack, a world first.