February 2019

Volume 27 Issue 2

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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People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes can lead to an increased risk of almost 50% in major bleeding episodes.
Gaining momentum as a differentiator, formal accreditation of either the service line or specific procedural components within cardiovascular, such as cardiac intervention, electrophysiology, peripheral vascular procedures, etc., can position a progr…
Koutouzis et al(1) offer one of the first reports in a journal of hematoma encountered after dorsal radial access, although several other reports of hematoma and even pseudoaneurysm(2) have already appeared on social media.
This is the first reported case of severe hand hematoma after cardiac catheterization through the distal radial artery, with the hematoma extending distally to the sheath insertion site.
The aim of the Code PE protocol was to: (1) rapidly identify patients with massive and submassive PE; and (2) triage appropriate patients directly to the CCL for endovascular treatment.
The culmination of a year’s work was realized at the 13th Annual Cardiovascular Educational Symposium of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP), held at the Kalahari Water Park and Resort in Wisconsin Dells on No…
Dr. Kirk Garrett, Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, asks the cardiac cath expert group about the way emergency medical services (EMS) transmits electrocardiograms (ECGs) to the hospital for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and ways…