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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 10
Write a 2-to-3 sentence biography that introduces you personally and professionally. I started my career in healthcare as a radiologic technologist (RT). I cross-trained in special procedures and found that I loved invasive procedures. I wanted to i…
Everyone has those moments in their life when they question the career path they have chosen. As much as I have adored my career in invasive cardiology, even I have doubted my path at times. I believe the doubt comes from the nature of the work (the…
In today’s healthcare marketplace, physicians are more time-challenged than ever, especially within the cardiovascular specialty. Patients are older, many have complex conditions and the shortage of heart and vascular doctors is affecting care delive…
Achieving vascular closure after diagnostic or interventional angiography continues to be a challenging process for catheterization laboratory staff and patients alike. Use of manual compression is time-consuming and often uncomfortable for patients,…
Barbara, in addition to your position as executive director of Bethesda Heart Institute (BHI), what other management is in place? Barbara: Right now BHI has an assistant nurse manager for the admission/recovery area (ARU), and Tracy Justice is the a…
In this time of terrorism and threats of danger in all areas of our life, do we consider the possibility of sabotage occurring in the cardiac catheterization laboratory? Sabotage is a word used to describe when disgruntled workers damage or destroy e…
In an effort to improve patient safety and utilization of resources, hospitals continue to research and implement various types of information technology. In particular, radio frequency identification (RFID) has been gaining traction in hospitals as…
Cath Lab Digest talks with Gregg W. Stone, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Columbia Universit…
The problems were familiar ones: days were hectic and unpredictable; the staff was constantly juggling the schedule in order to slot emergencies and urgent cases between scheduled ones; cases were too often bumped or delayed with unhappy and hungry p…
This monthly column in Cath Lab Digest reviews important points of distinction in drug-eluting stents, from characteristics to techniques, to provide valuable and relevant information about this technology. Dr. Feldman currently practices at Evanst…