August 2020

Volume 28 Issue 8

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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In this article, three unique clinical scenarios are presented in which endovascular therapy prevented major amputations and improved patient outcomes.
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We are in phase one of a multi-state office-based laboratory (OBL) program, but right now we are at one pilot lab, which has now been open for two years. We perform peripheral angiograms and peripheral interventions, which include a spectrum of iliac…
BD has now come out with the Halo One™ Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, which makes it possible for stents to be placed through a 5 French (Fr) sheath up to a 7 mm diameter, which is phenomenal, especially for someone like myself who really enjoys going p…
Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can accommodate the vast majority of procedures using a 6 French catheter system. In this case, we describe a transradial bifurcation stenting procedure guided by physiology. 
Working in an outpatient endovascular center, also known as an office-based lab (OBL), prompts certain considerations that do not exist in a hospital setting. The most important consideration is that there is no immediate availability of an operating…
In the OBL, we predominantly treat patients with disabling claudication despite optimal medical therapy, who have failed exercise walking programs. We do treat some patients with limb loss and ulceration in the OBL, but case selection is crucial.
Through Corazon’s work in developing and re-engineering cardiovascular, neuroscience, and orthopedic programs across the country, we have realized significant value when providers integrate planning efforts across these related specialties. In partic…
This “Conversation in Cardiology” focuses on how patients needing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure in a community hospital are best managed. It is a continuation of an older discussion about how the transmission of high quality, high volume lab t…