March 2010

Volume 18 Issue 3

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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As more and more hospitals transition from paper medical records to digital medical records, there is a need for a new role within the cath lab service area to support this transition and the accompanying tasks. One might be tempted to call this pers…
Introduction Patients with compromised left ventricular (LV) function benefit from LV unloading during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The Impella 2.5 (Impella, Figure 1) is a minimally invasive, catheter-based cardiac assist devi…
Tell us about your cath lab. There are a total of 6 cath rooms in our cath lab, with one room dedicated to pediatric cardiology. We have 2 separate electrophysiology (EP) rooms, and a total of 10 intake beds and 10 post procedure beds in the cath lab…