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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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August 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 8
I am often asked how I acquired my catheter-based endovascular skills, not because I am such a skilled operator, but primarily because my background training was as a classically trained cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, who almost two decades ago…
For the Performance of Diagnostic Invasive Cardiology Procedures: Report of the International Society of Advanced Level Medical Imaging Physician Specialists (ALMIPS) and the Committee on Training Standards© Writing Committee Members Jack P. Chen,…
The governor of Missouri, Matt Blunt, signed new legislation on July 12, 2008, that requires emergency medical services to transport acute stroke and heart attack patients to a designated stroke or ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care cent…
A study out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center demonstrates emergency room doctors are correctly identifying patients who are having a heart attack, even when laboratory tests haven’t yet confirmed it. The study used data from a regi…
Two interventional cardiologists at Bryn Mawr Hospital are among the nation’s leaders in performing and training other physicians in advanced laser treatments for coronary and peripheral artery disease. Dr. Antonis Pratsos and Dr. Sean Janzer have pe…
Abbott announced the start of the XIENCE V™ USA post-approval study, with six hospital centers already recruiting and enrolling patients just one week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Xience V™ Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Sten…
Although acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is rare in women of child-bearing age, pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of heart attack 3- to 4-fold, according to a study published in the July 15, 2008, issue of the Journal of the American College of…
Vascular Solutions, Inc. recently launched the Axis Wire, a 0.035” specialty guidewire that combines an extra stiff proximal shaft with a long super-floppy distal tip. The Axis Wire is designed to offer the benefits of easy delivery combined with the…
The common practice of administering heparin soon after cardioembolic stroke is associated with an increased risk for serious bleeding, according to an article posted online that will appear in the September 2008 print issue of Archives of Neurology,…
RADI Medical Systems announced improvements to their latest generation pressure-sensing guidewire, PressureWire® Certus, which will begin shipments immediately. The latest generation of the PressureWire Certus features a new, ergonomically designe…