May 2019

Volume 27 Issue 5

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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Our CCL contains six procedure rooms, three of which are peripheral capable and two of which are TAVR capable. We have a six-bed holding room that provides immediate pre and post procedure care to cath lab patients requiring increased monitoring and/…
AI can be incorporated into the various specific components of both the STEMI process and the procedure. It can foster large efficiency gains by simplifying each of the various components, be that at the individual patient, paramedic, ED, or the cath…
We have been using the R2P Destination Slender (Terumo) and the attendant equipment in over 2 dozen cases during the last 6 to 8 months. We present three case examples to illustrate the promise of these sheaths, wires, and balloons, as well as the ap…
From a clinical standpoint, there are many benefits to going radial, including patient comfort, a reduced risk of complications, and a shorter recovery time, at 1.5-3 hours with radial compared to 4-12 hours (usually 6-8 hours, on average) with the g…
Happy staff stay. Stressed, scared, or sad staff depart your cardiac cath lab in search of a better life.
Herein, we present a case of coronary steal from a previously coiled yet recanalized LIMA to pulmonary artery fistula, in combination with severe left subclavian artery stenosis, presenting as acute coronary syndrome.
Herein, we report a case where a WCD prevented sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation occurring during the gap in time between the index MI and the recommended timing for the decision making concerning an implantable cardioverter-defibr…
Last month(1), we reviewed the hemodynamics of mitral regurgitation and the changes seen with the mitral clip percutaneous repair on the left atrial pressure waves. In Part 2 of our brief hemodynamic review for structural heart interventions, we will…
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which reduces the risk…
I have always considered myself a very careful operator in a high-complexity PCI center. Although I had heard the horror stories of femoral cases gone wrong, I had yet to see it up close until now, and it was life/practice changing.