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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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June 2020

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Volume 28 Issue 6
In performing numerous interventions on both Covid-positive and Covid-negative patients, I have identified various tips and tricks that I have incorporated and offer here to readers.
A 49-year-old man presented with chest pain. The patient had diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery the year prior. Non ST-elevation myocardial infarction was diagnosed. The patient was sent for a coro…
Acute ischemic stroke during or after cardiac catheterization or percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI) is a rare but catastrophic complication with significant morbidity and mortality.(1) Stroke occurs in 0.05-0.10% of diagnostic catheterizations a…
Venous disease is a significant burden on the global medical system. It encompasses a variety of acute and chronic disease processes of both the deep and superficial vein system. Chronic venous insufficiency accounts for as much as 2% of Western heal…
Terumo Business Edge is excited to have the opportunity to interview the former CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Timothy W. Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE, who also has a long history with the cardiovascular service line and being the CEO…
Authors’ note to readers: Recommendations from national societies regarding ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patient care and protocols regarding COVID-19 and STEMI patients are not identical around the world.
This mask that I’m compelled to wear To help contain the spread This mask tries to suppress my smile Conjure images of fear and dread This mask that seeks to block my face My expressions stifle, deride This mask attempts to steal my joy Break…
The first quarter of 2020 has been less than stellar, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned the lives of healthcare workers upside down. In the United States, there has been over 831K cases with 46K deaths attributable to COVI…
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly transmissible viral infection of the respiratory system, which in later stages appears to have cardiovascular effects together leading to multi-organ failure and death in some patients. Accordingly,…
The normal functioning of our hearts is maintained by the brain via an intricate network of nerves. As an added layer of safety, the heart has its own ‘little brain’, called the intracardiac nervous system (ICN) to monitor and correct any local distu…