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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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November 2009

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Volume 17 Issue 11
Can you describe the cath lab at John Peter Smith Hospital? Dr. Weiss: We are a 500-bed county hospital in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas, mostly serving an indigent population, and county funded. We started developing cardiovascular services abo…
Abstract Quality control is essential to providing optimal staff and patient safety, as well as the best procedural outcomes possible. While it may seem tedious and mundane at times, high-caliber quality control is necessary to keep the lab operatin…
Direct percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the optimal method of reperfusion for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), when performed in a timely manner by experienced operators. The Level 1 program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ANW)…
What is the size of your interventional lab and number of staff?   Our interventional laboratory department is made up of six interventional labs that service cardiac cath, electrophysiology, interventional radiology, interventional neuro…