April 2021

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Volume 29 Issue 4

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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Doing an iFR pullback identifies the physiologic impact of the distribution pattern of atherosclerosis in a particular vessel. We have a road map so we know where the lesions are. It is not adding a lot of time, but it adds accuracy to the procedure.
I truly believe in the value of prepping the vessel with directional atherectomy. I have seen better clinical outcomes since I began using directional atherectomy followed by drug-coated balloon angioplasty.
Herein, we present the case of a patient with no previous cardiovascular disease who presented with COVID-19 infection.
A 57-year-old male with a history of hypertension, end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, and diabetes mellitus type 2 was found to have an anomalous left coronary artery on coronary angiography that was initially performed for the evaluation of ob…
We describe a case of a right coronary artery (RCA) perforation that was successfully treated using a polyurethane-coated (PK Papyrus) stent (Biotronik).
As our old stock of Langstons is gone, I compiled a list of what I believe to be all the methods for aortic stenosis gradient assessment that involve only one arterial access and asked our expert colleagues about their alternative to the dual lumen p…
The Clinical Editor’s Corner in this issue of Cath Lab Digest highlights two important themes.
People with periodontitis are at higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events, according to new research from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University scientists and colleagues.