March 2020

Volume 28 Issue 3

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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Cath Lab Digest interviews this month's spotlighted cath lab, Saint Vincent Hospital Cardiovascular Interventional Lab.
We present a case demonstrating use of directional atherectomy technology below the ankle for revascularization of the pedal loop to demonstrate that atherectomy + PTA may be more beneficial to PTA alone in maximizing patient outcomes.
Gary Clifton talks with interventional cardiologists Jorge Emiliano Carrillo Guevara, MD, and Andrés García Rincón, MD, Head of Service, Hospital de Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional La Raza IMSS.
Clear diagnostic images are critical to the successful diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease (SHD), regardless of the patient.
CLD talks with Ryan D. Madder, MD, Section Chief of Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Cath Lab at the Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
CLD talks with Thomas Schneider, Vice President Global Product Management Surgical Workplaces, and Thomas Reichenbach, Director Global Product Management Hybrid OR Solutions, Getinge.
CLD talks with Alpesh Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI.
CTA fusion and synchronization in the cath lab while performing complex anatomical cases such as CTO PCI reduces complications such as perforations, along with providing for a reduction in contrast use and radiation exposure.
CLD talks with Arnold H. Seto, MD, MPA, Chief, Cardiology, Long Beach VA Medical Center, Long Beach, California.
With technology and practice advances increasing exponentially, quality transparency and program excellence will continue to garner the focus of hospitals and practices, governmental agencies, healthcare organizations, and regulating bodies.