August 2018

Volume 26 Issue 8

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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“We have seen a proliferation of wound care centers, but still felt there was a lack specifically for the patients with diabetic wounds and critical limb ischemia.”
How we understand patients with aortic stenosis has changed as the therapeutic approach has evolved.
Anne Beekman, RN, BSN, NEC, focuses on a very relevant and growing challenge for many cardiac programs — competing and surviving in this new and rapidly changing healthcare environment, an environment that demands a population health focus with a hea…
The Mount Sinai Medical Center featured the first in-man MicroStent and has thus far completed 5 total cases, all with procedural success and no complications in up to 30-day follow-up.
The Saint Vincent Hospital Cath Lab is a combination cardiac and special procedures unit. Our department has a 6-bay pre/post unit, 3 procedure rooms, and will utilize a hybrid OR room as necessary.
The adoption and consistent use of evidence-based information, rather than reliance on subjective judgment and its inherent biases, requires considerable effort and tools that are easily utilized in the clinical environment.
A 42-year-old Caucasian female with a long history of chronic kidney disease status post living donor-related kidney transplant 18 years prior cautiously underwent angiography as part of her workup for a second kidney transplant due to significantly…
In increasing numbers, operators are choosing to treat their patients outside of hospitals within office-based labs (OBLs), and, equally importantly, patients are increasingly seeking these alternatives to hospital settings. 
Working with our client base around the country, trends of mediocre or poor quality scores is an issue regularly faced by many hospitals.
Although not common or rare, coronary bridging (myocardial bridge) is a congenital anomaly where a band of muscle lies on top of a coronary artery instead of below it.