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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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December 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 12
Radi Medical Systems AB and GE Healthcare Announce Cooperation to Integrate FFR and PressureWire® Aeris in GE Mac-Lab® IT Radi Medical Systems AB and GE Healthcare announced a development, marketing and sales initiative to integrate Radi Medical Sy…
SICP Chapter Spotlight The SICP has several established and developing chapters across the country. Chapters offer networking opportunities and grassroots advocacy opportunities for current issues in the invasive cardiovascular profession. They also…
Our work in the cath lab moves forward when supported by better patient outcomes, better safety and better cost savings. Much of what we used to do in the cath lab has changed based on comparisons between groups of patients treated in the ‘convention…
Damage Inflicted During Cardiac Attacks More Widespread Than Previously Thought, Researchers Find Cholesterol crystals released in the bloodstream during a cardiac attack or stroke can damage artery linings much further away from the site of the att…
Industry trends reveal that stroke care is the new ‘up-and-comer’ service, quickly moving onto the radar for many hospital leaders. As a result of growing consumer need due to an aging population, greater awareness prompted by the focus on stroke edu…
I am a health services manager with over 20 years experience in the fields of invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular services. I received my initial cardiovascular training in both invasive and noninvasive studies from the Army, and traditional educ…
__________________________ “Once in a while, when we are removing a sheath, the patient becomes sweaty, the pulse rate goes down and the BP goes down. The doctors say that this is a vasovagal response, but I thought it was the beginning of shock be…
It is my hope that the following story will help to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and growth. I would like to awaken your ability to see from our patients’ perspective and help you notice how an “old” way of speaking, combined along with t…
This monthly column in Cath Lab Digest reviews important points of distinction in vascular imaging, from characteristics to techniques, to provide valuable and relevant information about this technology. Dr. Kollmeyer is President and founding partn…
Pericardial effusion is the collection of fluid in the pericardial space around the heart. When the pressure in the pericardial space exceeds the pressure in the cardiac chambers, then cardiac function is impaired and the resultant hemodynamic crisis…