September 2018

Volume 26 Issue 9

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 is the right time to accept the fractional flow reserve (FFR) during the adenosine hyperemic recording?” I thought this issue had been settled a few years ago, but after speaking with Arnold, we thought we should revisit some of the fundamental…
The NSUH cath lab shares the invasive procedural area with EP. The invasive cardiology suite consists of 5 cardiac catheterization labs (4 GE Healthcare, 1 Philips), 3 electrophysiology labs (GE Healthcare), 1 EP procedure room (C-arm), and one hybri…
Stroke is a persistent problem in TAVR, and while many of the early problems with TAVR, such as access site complications and perivalvular leak, have been dramatically improved by advances in devices and technique, TAVR stroke rates have remained fai…
We report the case of a migrated coil from the epigastric vein to the right ventricle requiring cardiac surgery and tricuspid valve replacement.
In this month’s TCT special edition, I wanted to draw attention to ongoing efforts to better understand the influences that transradial has had and will continue to have as it relates to the cardiac catheterization and intervention.
Some hospitals are meeting the challenge of improving PE outcomes head on by creating pulmonary embolism response programs, a model of care that builds upon the concept of rapidly activating and deploying a multidisciplinary team of specialists to ca…
At the time of our RHC education project, our team consisted of several members (registered nurses and technologists alike) who had never worked in the cardiac cath lab environment, and our team decided to formulate a right heart catheterization impr…
We report a patient presenting with new onset heart failure in which a fistula between the left anterior descending and the pulmonary artery was incidentally diagnosed. Issues regarding the diagnosis, management and long-term surveillance of such fis…
STEMI interventions have completely changed the global epidemiology. As a result of the amazing work by interventional cardiologists performing STEMI interventions, acute MI is no longer the biggest killer in the United States. 
At the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session held earlier this year, Dr. Jeffrey Olgin presented the results of the Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial (VEST) at the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial session.1