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

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Volume 17 Issue 4
Lumedx and Mennen Medical® Announce Agreement for a Strategic Cooperation Partnership marries Lumedx’s CVIS and PACS software modalities with Mennen Medical’s hardware products for the cath lab Lumedx Corporation and Mennen Medical® signed a stra…
SICP Chapter Spotlight: Illinois Chapter When was the Illinois Chapter established? The Illinois Chapter was established in October 2006, bringing together SICP members from Chicago, surrounding suburbs and the northwest region of Illinois. How…
Multiple new and ongoing questions from readers. Your responses are welcome! Answer or pose a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com New Questions! STEMI Callback Times Does anyone have information about what the “national standard” is for callback t…
This Editor’s Corner is directed at those practicing in labs with biplane angiographic capabilities. For those without biplane imaging, this discussion might be helpful for your next lab. “Two heads are better than one,” the adage goes, and it appl…
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 was involved in…
My name is Cary Bailey and I am starting my ninth year as a registered nurse in the cardiac catheterization lab at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois. I studied for and passed the registered cardiovascular invasive specialist (RC…
This year, the United States inaugurated our 44th President. During the campaign, both political parties vowed to tackle the economy, the war in Iraq, and our continually-increasing healthcare costs. Just focusing on healthcare alone, consider the fa…
A small cath lab has a big impact in Louisiana Green Clinic Surgical Hospital is an acute care hospital with ten inpatient beds, located in northern Louisiana in the heart of Ruston, which is home to Louisiana Tech University. The hospital opened it…
My husband and I were on vacation in Florida for two weeks. We had a place on the ocean and it was beautiful. The first week was cool, then it started warming up on Saturday and Sunday, and it was 80 and sunny. The forecast for the second week was th…
Partnering two systems at Florida Hospital provides improved inventory management and charge capture Florida Hospital has long been interested in applying information technology to internal processes. So when it came time to evaluate systems for its…