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    Morton Kern, MD
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    Laurie Gustafson
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    Rebecca Kapur
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  • Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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  • October 2018
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    Volume 26
    Issue 10

    Compiled by Morton J. Kern, MD, from conversations with Steven R. Bailey, MD, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; James Blankenship, MD, Geisinger Cardiovascular Center for Clinical Research, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Kirk N. Garratt, MD, Christiana Care, Wilmington, Delaware; Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina; Jeffrey Moses, MD, Columbia University, New York City, New York; Gregg W. Stone, MD, Columbia University, New York City, New York; Bonnie Weiner, MD, University of Massachusetts, Worchester, Massachusetts; Barry Uretsky, MD, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas; Peter Ver Lee, MD, Bangor, Maine; Fred Welt, MD, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    For STEMI patients, what labs (e.g., glucose, electrolytes, lactate or pH) are being obtained prior to the patient going to the cath suite? More importantly, are POC labs being done in the emergency department prior to the STEMI patient going to the cath lab?

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   1,422 reads

    Ruben N. Filimonczuk, RCES, AS-PMD, CCEMT-P, Supervisor Invasive Cardiology, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Our department has a 20-bay pre/post unit, three cath lab procedure rooms, and utilizes a hybrid OR room as necessary.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   902 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with Samer Kazziha, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FSVMD, Executive Director Cardiovascular Services, and Jacqueline S. Jones, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CEN-CMC, Rochester, Michigan.

    We are performing more complex interventions via transradial access. Transradial access is here to stay.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   928 reads

    Abdulrahman Abu Aqil, MS, Richard J. Merschen, EdS, RT(R)(CV), RCIS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    As radial artery access becomes more common in coronary angiography, US guidance has benefits that may result in higher cannulation success rates, fewer total attempts, and decreased procedural time.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   527 reads

    Fear of failure creates a powerful hindrance to adoption for a seasoned and respected interventionist. However, the learning curve to become a competent transradial interventionalist is neither steep nor arduous.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   332 reads

    Chak-Yu So, MBChB;  Kun-Chong Tam, MD;  Yat-Yin Lam, MD;  Alex Pui-Wai Lee, MD

    We demonstrate that immediate deployment of one or more adjacent clips, particularly to the remaining attached leaflet, may stabilize the flailing clip and be a possible transcatheter treatment option for single leaflet device attachment (SLDA) in the tricuspid valve. 

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   57 reads

    J.A. Mustapha, MD, Founder and Director, AMPutation Prevention Symposium, Founding Board Member, CLI Global Society; Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    It was exciting to see complex CLI cases performed by some of the best CLI operators in the world, who were able to show us extreme, unique approaches to treat complex disease from the groin to the toes. 

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   287 reads

    Information wants to be free. Let information flow freely from patients to doctors and from doctors to patients, and when you have free-flowing information, healthcare is enriched.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2018   |   71 reads