April 2018

Volume 26 Issue 4

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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This case demonstrates the feasibility and usefulness of intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) in infrapopliteal calcified stenosis to achieve improved acute results.
In everyone’s career life, including the nursing and technical staff in the cath lab, mentors take on a multitude of roles during the training periods and early work life, and continue to have an impact well into the future years of the daily experie…
It is important to note that our new lab is the only cath lab in the city of Mount Pleasant. This is key for patients and physicians who previously had to travel into Charleston, South Carolina for this service, and who can now respectively receive a…
Usually the Impella arterial access site (14 French) is preclosed with a Perclose ProGlide vascular closure device (Abbott Vascular). The problem lies in cases of emergency, if the access site is not preclosed, and/or if there is a failure of the pre…
Utilizing a stiffer, more directional catheter allows for controlled engagement of the left main in patients with difficult anatomy, especially dilated ascending aortas.
When surveyed, healthcare leaders continue to point to reducing unwarranted care variation as a goal for reducing costs and improving quality.
The pedal loop is the third and arguably most vital part of lower extremity perfusion and wound healing. It is known that outflow is correlated with patency, yet some would argue that we don’t pay enough attention to the distal foot circulation.
Myocardial bridge (MB) is a congenital anatomic variant that occurs when one of the coronary arteries tunnels through the myocardium instead of having a normal epicardial course.1
Unfavorable coronary anatomy, especially involving bifurcations, can preclude guidewire passage even when there is flow distal to the stenosis.1
We present the case of a 47-year-old female with typical angina and inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The patient underwent coronary angiography that showed a rare anatomical coronary variation, with left and right coronary arteries sharin…