May 2018

Volume 26 Issue 5

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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Dr. Paul Teirstein, Chief of Cardiology, at Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, asked our cath lab experts for their opinions on what to do with an asymptomatic executive who had a screening CTA (Figure 1).
We are one of 5 outpatient vascular labs in Alabama, and the only outpatient lab currently performing coronary angiograms.
In order to further understand procedural factors associated with radiation doses among nurses and technologists during cardiac catheterization, we recently conducted the SHIELD (Combining Robotic-Stenting and Proactive Shielding Techniques in the Ca…
We elected to attempt CTO PCI with dual arterial access, using right common femoral as well as right radial access.
In this issue, Najar et al have reported a truly heroic effort of grit, skill, and determination in tackling a complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the right coronary artery.
This month, we are joined by John Wang, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI, Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, and Cheryl Lunnen, Regional Vice President, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. T…
We present a case of a patient diagnosed with very late stent ‘thrombosis’ (VLST) that may have been caused by hyperplastic tissue versus progressive atherosclerosis and late plaque rupture, despite chronic immunosuppressant use.
The cardio-renal connection is coming more to the forefront in day-to-day practice.
A right heart catheterization (right heart cath) is considered to be the gold standard to definitively diagnose pulmonary hypertension.10 During a right heart cath, a venous access device is inserted in the patient and a specially designed balloon-ti…
In our patient, the alteration in cardiac hemodynamics after a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure made the oxygen saturation from the superior vena cava a more accurate representation of systemic oxygenation.