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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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February 2009

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Volume 17 Issue 2
vProtect™ Luminal Shield Stabilizes Plaque Healthy Vessel Seen in 6-Month Follow-up Exam on First Patient to Receive Preventive Treatment for Vulnerable Plaque The first patient receiving focal preventive treatment for vulnerable plaque recently u…
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) Chapter Spotlight: Emerald Coast Chapter The Emerald Coast Chapter (ECC), located in northwest Florida, was established in April 2005. Most ECC founding members continue to work in northwest Fl…
You won’t hear them breathe In the cath lab. A calm silence usually Prevails, interrupted occasionally By some familiar sounds: A warm chatter with the patient As he is wheeled in; Witty remarks exchanged Between a young registrar And the twinkle-e…
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage (RPH) is a potentially fatal complication and is most often related to invasive cardiac procedures using the femoral artery access route. RPH rarely occurs spontaneously. For cardiac cath procedures, RPH is more often relat…
I am a cardiovascular technologist who has worked in several cardiovascular/electrophysiology labs since 1997, passing my invasive registry RCIS (Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) in 2006. Prior to coming to the cardiovascular lab, I hel…
You’ve traveled to cath labs all over the world. Tell us how that came about. I have been extremely fortunate over the years with the opportunities that presented themselves. My background was primarily ICU-CV and neuro. Early in my career, I signed…
Over the last several years, as hospitals build and renovate, industry trends have revealed that the goal is no longer to simply assure that procedural space can accommodate equipment and/or that rooms are sized according to code. Rather, organizatio…
Todd is the Cardiology Manager for Memorial Hermann Southeast in Houston, Texas. He also teaches an online RCIS Review course for Spokane Community College, in Spokane, Washington, and regularly presents with RCIS Review Courses. ___________________…
The Piedmont Heart Institute is a cardiovascular care center serving patients in the greater Atlanta area. It operates an innovative cardiovascular healthcare delivery model that integrates a continuum of care for patients from primary and secondary…