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    Rebecca Kapur
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  • Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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  • August 2018
    Volume 26
    Issue 8

    Jeannie Yu1,2,3, MD, FACC, FSCCT, and Morton J. Kern1,2,3, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC

    How we understand patients with aortic stenosis has changed as the therapeutic approach has evolved.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   644 reads

    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 heavy dose of consumerism. 

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   367 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with Robert E. Beasley, MD, 

    Section Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and 

    Timothy E. Yates, MD, RPVI, Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 

    Miami Beach, Florida.

    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.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   658 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with Sameer Mehta, MD, Heather Harris, Cardiovascular Director, and Andrew Burke, Lab Supervisor, Denver, Colorado.

    “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.”

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   475 reads

    Kevin Tobin, RN, RCIS, Manager 

    Heart and Vascular Center, Erie, Pennsylvania

    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.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   4,646 reads

    Lloyd W. Klein, MD1 and William S. Weintraub, MD2

    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.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   105 reads

    Jimmy Locklear1, MD, FACC, Kevin Lee2, MD 

    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 declining kidney function.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   6,804 reads

    Athar Ansari, MD, Director, California Heart & Vascular Clinic, 

    El Centro, California

    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. 

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    Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2018   |   1,687 reads