July 2020

Volume 28 Issue 7

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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Angio-derived FFR is basically an extension of computational fluid dynamics, whereby a computational algorithm creates a virtual FFR by evaluating certain parameters of the angiogram, such as the length of the lesion, diameter of the stenosis, and th…
Most cardiac patients fall under the high-risk category for AKI. Heart failure, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), cardiogenic shock, chronic kidney disease (CKD), age, and diabetes contribute to the higher incidence of kidney injury.(2)
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in stable coronary disease can improve quality of life and may reduce type 1 MI.1 Identifying significant coronary lesions that will benefit from PCI can sometimes be challenging.
As cardiologists have wondered about the reasons for the decline in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) cases globally, our facility has remained busy, with the hospital registering only a mild decrease in the number of these cases. My persona…
We describe the case of a 38-year-old woman with no traditional cardiovascular risk factors, presenting with myocardial infarction after a recent previous misdiagnosis of a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction as acute myocarditis.
This case involves a 59-year-old male with a diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2-confirmed atypical pneumonia (Covid-19) under invasive mechanical ventilation, vasopressor support with norepinephrine, and hemodynamic surveillance with an arterial line located in…
Abstract. Left main coronary artery atresia (LMCAA) is a rare entity that is not completely understood.  This case presents an adult patient with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction after an emotional event, with incidentally discovered LMCAA. Pr…
Abstract. Coronary artery bypass grafting continues to be a mainstay in treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease. Left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafts have the highest long-term patency rates, but due to the anatomic location, presence…
New and growing relationships can be challenged in times of crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Hospitals that work effectively and proactively to manage physician involvement and ensure continued communication will develop stronger programs as a r…
Like many of my contemporaries, I am a boomer (aka baby boomer), a member of the post World War II generation. I grew up in the 1950-60s, graduated college in the Vietnam War era (1960-70s), and had a millennial-generation (1980-90s) daughter. Each g…