December 2008

Volume 16 Issue 12

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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Sameer Mehta, MD, FACC, MBA, is studying ST-elevation myocardial infarction interventions in his work with short door-to-balloon time primary PCI and the Single INdividual Community Experience REgistry for Primary PCI (SINCERE) database at 5 communit…
______________________________ Developing partnerships with local EMS providers to decrease door-to-balloon times Summary The American College of Cardiology guidelines for “door-to-balloon” time identify evidenced-based practice as less than 90 m…
__________________________ Implications for practice and what we need to know As cath lab professionals, our practice is constantly becoming more complex and diverse. We are also engulfed in technology in the pursuit of improving quality of life f…
____________________________ Making the transition from “the way it’s always been” to the lower-cost, higher-efficiency, better-care alternative Why should an operating room be like a desktop computer? A desktop computer can perform several fun…
WakeMed is an 804-bed private, not-for-profit health care system based in Raleigh, North Carolina. It operates two acute care hospitals (WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital), two healthplexes (WakeMed North and WakeMed Apex), two skilled…