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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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November 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 11
Mouse Study Shows Fetal Heart Can Grow Cells to Repair Disease Damage A recent study in mice shows the ability of the fetal heart to grow healthy cells to compensate for cardiac tissue lost to disease. The mice are normal at birth and their hearts f…
Multiple new and ongoing questions from readers. Your responses are welcome! Answer or pose a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com Inside the Cath Lab What do other labs do about hats, masks, etc., for setting up tables for cath/PTCA procedures an…
September 11, 2008 Dear Editor, RE: Article by Jackson Thatcher, MD, FACC, entitled “Groin Bleeds and Other Hemorrhagic Complications of Cardiac Catheterization: A List of Relative Issues” (Cath Lab Digest March 2008, Volume 16.) Available online…
SICP News Renew for 2009 today at www.sicp.com. Please make every effort to renew your membership prior to January 31, 2009. Remember, your membership is based on a calendar year! If you have questions regarding your membership, please email SICP H…
Technology and new information come to the cath lab nearly every month. The use of new stents and techniques in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (for example, bifurcation management or thrombus aspiration methods) continues to evolve. Years o…
Medtronic: Danish Study, SORT OUT III, Looks at TLR, Stent Thrombosis for Endeavor® and Cypher® Stents Medtronic, Inc. announced that the target lesion revascularization (TLR) rate for the company’s Endeavor® drug-eluting stent in the real-world Dan…
Recognition & Support through the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) I have been in and out of a cardiac catheterization laboratory since 1969. I received my start in the Navy by going through their cardiopulmonary technologist prog…
A 50-year-old male, chronic crack-cocaine abuser, presented with angina after a “binge.” He had undergone left anterior descending drug-eluting stent deployment 3 weeks earlier for myocardial infarction and admitted to medication noncompliance. Trans…
The Cardiovascular Institute of the South held the 9th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons and Management of the Diabetic Foot and Wound Healing Conference at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 10-13, 2008. The au…
Most hospital hospital leaders appreciate the difficulty in recruiting and retaining talented individuals to lead their cardiovascular programs. It is particularly difficult to find leaders for specialty areas such as the cardiac catheterization lab.…