May 2021

Volume 29 Issue 5

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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We are the area’s only freestanding cardiac hospital and the only one in the region with a dedicated heart emergency room.
Healthcare workers are highly susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders due to the regular lifting, positioning, and transporting of patients, combined with a fast-paced work environment and a general collective quality of putting their patients’ heal…
The treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) poses a technical challenge for endovascular revascularization in both the coronary and peripheral arteries. Yet there has been significant progress made in the collective technical understanding of ho…
Although it is uncommon, acute aortic dissection (AD) is a challenging clinical emergency that develops rapidly, with an often fatal outcome. The typical presentation is characterized by an acute onset of severe chest pain, but clinical manifestation…
Abstract A 57-year-old male who had recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 presented with exertional dyspnea and fatigue for the last four weeks. His repeat SARS-CoV-2 was positive. The ECG noted complete heart block (CHB). Troponin, echocardiogram,…
The aim of this case study is to demonstrate how Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital cardiac catheterization lab’s willingness to improve by embracing change has provided the foundation for outstanding service delivery, operational efficiency, and pat…
Cath lab program expansion is usually accompanied by questions regarding whether to expand by adding additional labs or expand by widening the scope of clinical offerings. Often organizations considering expansion find themselves already successfully…
We had a puzzling case. A 37-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with 1 day of anterior chest pain at rest, somewhat positional. Three months ago, he had COVID-19 flu syndrome without hospitalization. He had none of the traditional atherosclero…