Issue Highlights

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:17
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 Catheterization Laboratory to Achieve Lowest Possible Radiation Exposure to Physicians and Staff) study.8 | Read More
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 22:55
We elected to attempt CTO PCI with dual arterial access, using right common femoral as well as right radial access. | Read More
Sun, 05/06/2018 - 22:11
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. | Read More


Thu, 05/17/18 - 2:00pm

Medtronic Received IDE Approval from FDA to Generate Clinical Evidence with Resolute Onyx DES to Support Future Application for Expanded I

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Wed, 05/02/18 - 10:11am

- Provides patients with access to latest-generation gold-standard heart stent through Japan's health insurance system

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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. This is a busy, dynamic program that has been utilizing transradial access with increasing regularity for the past eight years, which ultimately led to their decision to incorporate a same-day discharge lounge into their care pathway. I think you will find their story compelling and insightful for any program considering a same-day lounge.  — Gary Clifton, Vice President, Terumo Business Edge

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Volume 26 - Issue 5 - May 2018   |   3,368 reads

Cath Lab Digest talks with Anand Prasad, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI, Associate Professor of Medicine at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Health System, Co-Founder, Cardio Renal Connections Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

The cardio-renal connection is coming more to the forefront in day-to-day practice.

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Volume 26 - Issue 5 - May 2018   |   946 reads

Keith W. Volk, RN, MSN, CCRN

UC Health North – Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Colorado

Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado

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-tip catheter (e.g., Swan-Ganz catheter) is advanced into the central venous system.

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Volume 26 - Issue 5 - May 2018   |   425 reads

Chaya Levine1, MD, Sunday Olatunde2, MD, MPH, Norbert Moskovits3, MD

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.

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Volume 26 - Issue 5 - May 2018   |   171 reads

Shari Hill, RN, Cardiovascular Suite Manager, Fort Payne, Alabama

We are one of 5 outpatient vascular labs in Alabama, and the only outpatient lab currently performing coronary angiograms.

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Volume 26 - Issue 5 - May 2018   |   167 reads