January 2019

Volume 27 Issue 1

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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Prior to the affiliation of a peripheral interventional cardiologist within BMC, the institution performed zero peripheral angiograms and 56 major amputations. In just a few short years, CVSCM facilitated an 87.5% decrease in the institution’s amputa…
Everything we do in cardiology stems from our desire to either improve the survival of our patients or improve their quality of life. Over the past several decades, cardiologists have been successful in doing so in many areas, such as acute coronary…
Southside Hospital is a 341-bed, Level II trauma center located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Our cath lab is part of the cardiovascular service line in the Northwell Health system.
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. announced that its CorPath technology was used to conduct the first-in-human (FIH) Telerobotic Intervention Study, December 4 and 5, 2018, in India. This study represents the world’s first percutaneous coronary interv…
The bamboleo technique is a novel approach for antegrade wire crossing that was successful in this case and maintained true lumen access.
Pioneered by Dr. Ferdinand Kiemeneij, the distal radial artery approach is proving to be a game-changer for left radial artery cases.
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the most aggressive form of peripheral vascular disease, with a lower survival rate than heart failure, stroke and most cancers. Yet inadequate attention is often given to a CLI diagnosis, with little regard fo…
In this month’s article, we welcome members of the nursing and medical staff at McLaren Bay Region Cath Lab to talk about what many might consider a controversial topic…non-physician vascular access.
We embraced HeartFlow technology for two reasons: one is its accuracy as a go-to diagnostic test, but the other is the power it holds in helping to plan interventions for patients before getting to the cath lab.
A poem by Samantha New, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC, Rochester, New York.