January 2021

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Volume 29 Issue 1

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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What do we know about the presence of calcium in the coronary and peripheral arteries?
Invasive pressure-sensing diagnostic wires have been used for decades to evaluate coronary stenosis functional severity in order to overcome the known limitations of visual angiography-based lesion severity assessment.1 
Note for readers: The online version of Tables 1-2 for this article differ from the print version. The numbers in Tables 1-2 have been updated as of Jan 12, 2021.  Table 2 is a large-size table. We encourage readers interested in a detailed review o…
Approximately 6.5 million people age 40 and older in the United States have peripheral artery disease.1 Femoral access has been the prevalent access site used to treat iliac and infrainguinal disease.
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula is an abnormal connection between a vein and an artery. This type of abnormal communication leads to redirection of the blood from the artery to the vein, which is from a high-pressure system towards a low-pressure syste…
Editor's note: Join Dr. Kern, Dr. Barry Uretsky, and Dr. Sunil Rao as they discuss this article in a 30-minute Clinical Editor's Corner Live presentation on Thurs, January 28th at 12pm ET. (Register)    
Calcific aortic valve disease is not only the most common valve disease in the elderly, it’s also the third leading cause of heart disease overall. For those affected, calcium starts to accumulate in their heart valves and vessels over time, until th…