June 2019

Volume 27 Issue 6

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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Last week, after returning from the Scottsdale Interventional Forum and hearing about distal transradial (dTRA) access, particularly for left arm cath, I decided to give it a try.
Boston Scientific Corporation announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Lotus Edge aortic valve system. Delivered via a minimally-invasive procedure, this transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technolo…
TherOx, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on improving treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval for its SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2) Ther…
Remember, there’s a patient in the room.
Turnover in a hospital or physician practice setting is inevitable, but within the healthcare industry, continuity and consistency are the hallmarks of an efficient, effective service line — the foundation of all successful specialty programs. With c…
In the case presented herein, we discuss a patient who presented with right hand weakness and paresthesia following multiple previous coronary interventions using radial and ulnar arteries. She was found to have occlusion of both arteries, requiring…
How many years have you been performing complex critical limb ischemia (CLI) revascularization?
Your cath patient is in the lab and the electrocardiogram (ECG) shows a tall R wave in V1 (defined as an R wave amplitude that is greater than that of the S wave). What should you be thinking about and what is the differential for this finding? A ta…
Coronary perforation (CP) occurs in 2-8% of percutaneous coronary interventions.1-3 It is a rare but potentially fatal complication, should tamponade occur. The diagnosis is easily made by the extravasation of contrast agent from the damaged vessel d…