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Morton Kern, MD
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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2010

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Volume 18 Issue 3
Re: Dynamic Leadership in the Cath Lab, January 2010 Dear Dr. Kern,
Cath Lab Digest accepts notification of promotions, certifications and job changes at cathlabdigest@aol.com Congratulations! Olathe Medical Center located in Olathe, Kansas, would like to congratulate Rebecca Rose for successfully passing the RCIS…
Women Underrepresented in Clinical Trials Used to Formulate Guidelines More Affected Than Men by Lack of Social Support After Heart Attack Women are substantially underrepresented in clinical trials used to formulate women’s guidelines and are affec…
Phil is the Director of Invasive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Texas, which is located in suburban northwest Houston. He is also the current chairperson of the local chapter for the Society of Invasive Ca…
Dear Dr. Mehta, I work in a cath lab in Roanoke, Virginia. We are interested to know what 30-second Plavix test you use for the ten commandments for short D2B time STEMI interventions. Thank you! Christina Bryant, RN, RCIS Carilion Roanoke Memorial…
Multiple new and ongoing questions from readers. Your responses are welcome! Answer or pose a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com New Questions! Re: Infection Control and Recycling I work for a Magnet hospital. We are a great team with several proce…
According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), “Healthcare is fundamentally about people caring for people.”1 This is a statement that Corazon wholeheartedly agrees with! In fact, within healthcare organizations, people are THE most important…
Conflict Management Creating a healthy work environment has been demonstrated as one of the most significant factors in reducing medical errors, improving patient safety, reducing work-related stress, and enhancing patient care delivery systems. Cre…
Hahnemann University Hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory, based in an urban teaching hospital, is one of the busiest in the region, performing thousands of procedures each year. The cath lab consists of four laboratories and a 13-bed holdin…
“I am new to the cath lab and have been sitting in on some vendor in-services. I’ve heard ‘Frank Starling’ a few times already, and I think it has something to do with heart failure. Can you explain what that is?” – Received at http://www.facebook.co…