May 2020

Volume 28 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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The 3-year data have shown us a continued, highly significant statistically but also very clinically meaningful difference in the outcomes of target vessel-related myocardial infarction, target lesion revascularization, and the composite of target le…
We suggest approaching the important topic of alternative arterial access with the following questions: 1) WHAT is it?; 2) WHY is it needed?; 3) WHERE are the access sites?; 4) HOW safe is it?
We offer the latest diagnostic and interventional procedures to our region, and are the only STEMI receiving center within a 25-mile radius.
Balloons are often used to measure the length of lesions to estimate lesion length and hence, choose appropriately sized stents. This practice is usually performed without complication.
Robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) technology has evolved to assist operators in simple and complex lesions. Robotic assistance adds precision, decreases radiation to the patient and staff, and reduces time wearing lead even wi…
Angiography showed a severe proximal subclavian artery stenosis adjacent to the origin of the left vertebral artery. There was concern that a stent might jail the left vertebral artery.
An increasing number of patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and there are significant implications for the cardiovascular care of patients.
The prevailing crisis with COVID-19 has unleashed a plethora of protocols, most of which are ridiculously complicated and take the reader through a labyrinth of rungs that recommend either unavailable resources or impractical pathways.
Although global dissemination of COVID-19 is multidimensional and non-homogenous, we hypothesize air pollution to be a mitigating factor.
Together with a group of innovative programmers, we created a digital, 3D model of the heart and diseases, and designed animations detailing various therapies. The goal was a fully interactive program, not simply showing movies or generic videos, but…