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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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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
Tell us about the cath lab at Ohio State University Medical Center. We are a facility in a heart-only hospital, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at the Ohio State University Medical Center. We have four cath labs, three of which are coronary rooms…
ABSTRACT: The hybrid approach to the therapy of congenital heart disease consists of the combination of surgical and interventional techniques in order to improve safety and to achieve better results. Here we report on a new application of this conce…
Pre Hospital Management & Establishing Transfer Networks LUMEN 2009, the world’s premier ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) meeting, will be held February 26-28, 2009 at the lovely Loews Hotel in resplendent Miami Beach, Florida. Lumen i…
It’s 11:00 in the morning and I am at a friend’s house. I develop severe chest pain, become short of breath and believe I’m having a heart attack. My friend calls 911 and EMS personnel arrive within four minutes. Within ten minutes of their arrival,…
Case 5 in a 5-part series Thrombus-containing lesions remain a clear and present danger for today’s interventionalists in the accomplishment of successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. Sianos et al1 demonstrated that patients…
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? We currently have one cath lab with a nurse manager, five registered nurses (RNs), one cardiovascular technologist (CVT)/registered cardiovascular invasive specialist (RCIS) an…