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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 2018
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    Volume 26
    Issue 2

    Morton J. Kern, MD

    When FFRCT and angio-derived FFR technology ultimately become more widely available, they will radically change the way diagnostic angiography is performed in the same way that invasive FFR changed the way we approach patients needing PCI. 

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   3,037 reads

    Derrick Bowen, BSN, RN, Team Lead; Roxanne Gardner, RCES, Lead  Invasive Cardio Tech, Angela Knox, MSN, Jason Weatherly, BSN, CCRN

    Rami Khouzam, MD, FACC, FACP, FASNC, FASE, FSCAI, Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Vice Chair of Medicine, Associate Chief of Cardiology, Associate Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship; Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab, Methodist University Hospital; President, Unified Medical Staff, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee

    As a teaching facility, Methodist University Cath Lab serves as a model for the organization in integrating new technology.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   1,234 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with David E. Kandzari, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, Georgia.

    There is evidence to suggest that as many as one in three patients are never screened for SCD risk; this is something that needs to be addressed. Interventional cardiologists are in the best position to identify and screen all patients who are potentially indicated for the therapy.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   5,149 reads

    Cath Lab Digest talks with Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Structural Heart Interventional Cardiologist, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

     

    The entire duration of the case took almost 6 hours and we were not able to establish flow until the very last stent.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   2,039 reads

    CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

    J.A. Mustapha, MD, Fadi Saab, MD, Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Amputation Prevention Centers, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Treating complex lesions in tibial and plantar vessels require a unique combination of flexibility and strength. The operator needs to think about wires that can assist in crossing complex long lesions or chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   1,157 reads

    Programs and providers may have different points of view on how and where to reduce unnecessary care and control the costs of healthcare; bundles have had success in reducing costs while meeting or improving quality benchmarks. Today, bundles are voluntary, but it looks like the concept is here to stay, so why not make 2018 the year to get informed and be successful in a bundle?

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   952 reads

    For those of us at Corazon who worked directly with Dr. Wharton, his loss is more than that of a friend and colleague, but of someone who was willing to challenge the establishment and status quo in true, unwavering patient advocacy.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   669 reads

    Edward H. Nabet, DO, Bora Toklu, MD, Kishore Nallu, MD, John T. Fox, MD, Ramesh M. Gowda, MD

    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York

    We report a case of cardiac arrest caused by total occlusion of the left main coronary artery during Impella-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention. Manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation combined with revascularization of the left main coronary artery and its branches led to a favorable outcome for our patient.

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    Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2018   |   1,560 reads