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

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Volume 17 Issue 11
Maquet Cardiovascular Announces Dedication of Its New United States Headquarters in Wayne, NJ Relocation of manufacturing of cardiovascular medical devices from Puerto Rico to New Jersey creates 350 new jobs Maquet Cardiovascular LLC, a global pro…
Multiple new and ongoing questions from readers. Your responses are welcome! Answer or pose a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com A Cath Lab Digest Editorial Board Discussion Should an IABP be Required in the Cath Lab? I am the Director of Clinica…
Your cath lab director is on the speaker’s bureau for a pharmaceutical company that promotes antiplatelet agents. Does this mean you cannot buy this drug to use in the cath lab? Does this mean the doctor cannot perform a procedure with this drug beca…
A Proposal for the Core Curriculum for Credentialing and Training of Cardiac and Vascular Medical Specialists and Specialist Assistants to Perform Invasive and Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures with Medical Simulation Training Programs: Part I…
We first spoke with Dr. Sharma in March 2008, after he had been using the Runthrough wire for a few months, then again in September 2008, after 2,000 uses of the wire. Today, after 10,000 uses of the wire, he shares why the Runthrough has risen to be…
When it comes to a hospital’s image in the marketplace, differentiating characteristics can do much to solidify a positive reputation. Leaders at all levels of the organization, especially those within the cardiovascular service line, must consider t…
Can you tell us about your current practice and community? I moved to the Las Vegas area nearly a year and a half ago, after finishing my interventional fellowship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently, I am practicing as an interventional cardiol…
Abstract Stent dislodgement is a rare but potentially lethal complication that can result in coronary embolization, emergent coronary artery bypass graft surgery, or death. Improvements in equipment design have drastically lowered the incidence of s…
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. “When you have an a…
Whether you are talking about proper handling and storage of drug-eluting stents, plasma supplies, or protecting anticoagulants from humidity-caused deterioration, there is a wide range of drugs and other supplies in the typical cath lab that need to…