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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2009

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Volume 17 Issue 10
Congratulations! Winter Haven Hospital cath lab (Winter Haven, Florida) would like to congratulate Brian Cardona, RCIS, and Jessica Myrice, RCIS, for passing their RCIS exam. — Sent in by Orlando Marrero Congratulations to the following four tec…
Black Patients Have Lower Rate of Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Compared with white patients, black patients who have an in-hospital cardiac arrest are significantly less likely to survive to hospital discharge, having lower rates of suc…
Last fall, I visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and was shown their marvelous hybrid cath lab/OR. An interventional procedure was underway, to be shortly followed by a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) procedure,…
Transradial Education Draws Eager Crowds at TCT Meeting Interventional cardiologists call for growth in U.S. of wrist access procedure offering low rate of bleeding complications, earlier ambulation and greater patient comfort Transradial access…
Can you tell us about your cath labs and the community that you serve? I supervise both cath labs at Appleton and Theda Clark Medical Centers. Appleton Medical Center, where we do the majority of our cardiac procedures, has two interventional cardia…
When the Clinical Advocacy Message Hits Home: A Terumo Sales Representative Requests Transradial Intervention for Two Family Members Monday through Friday, and sometimes on weekends, I find myself in my south Florida cath labs engaged in clinical d…
Todd is the Cardiology Manager for Memorial Hermann Southeast in Houston, Texas. He also teaches an online RCIS Review course for Spokane Community College, in Spokane, Washington, and regularly presents with RCIS Review Courses. “I am manager of a…
The number of Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers continues to grow across the country. Often, the decision to implement a formal stroke program is driven by local and regional market shifts, community need, and/or a desire on the part…
Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC/HCA) in Orange Park, Florida, has transitioned its diagnostic-only cardiac cath lab to a fully functional interventional lab. Our cardiac services now include diagnostic catheterizations, interventional percutaneous c…
At Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the focus on delivering the highest-quality cardiovascular care is coupled with a focus on patient comfort and satisfaction. As a result, Forsyth Medical Center has been recognized for qu…