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

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Volume 17 Issue 5
Congratulations! The staff of the Cardiovascular Radiology Department at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire is very proud of their youngest technologist. Mary Alexander, RT(R)(ARRT), who has worked in Frisbie’s cath and angio lab…
Action Products, Inc. Recognized in Imaging Study In a newly published research poster, Action® OR overlays were found to successfully manage patient positional pain during interventional CT procedures lasting 45 minutes or longer, without impactin…
SICP Chapter Spotlight: North Carolina Chapter By Michelle Eggleston with contributions from Chris Jolly The SICP has several established and developing chapters across the country. Chapters offer networking opportunities and grassroots advocacy o…
CEUs offered by NACCME, LLC and Cath Lab Digest FREE! Available on www.naccme.com All following FREE activities are sponsored by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME). • Tips and Tricks for Prevention of Contrast Ind…
My interventional cardiology recertification is due this year. To fulfill my American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) requirements of training, practice and didactic material, I need 100 self-evaluation points obtained from practice improvement mod…
HMP Communications, publisher of numerous interventional cardiology resources online and in print, has created a website focusing specifically on ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), based on its successful February 2009 LUMEN meeting. LUMEN…
A commentary from Boston Scientific Corporation After two years of intense debate in the interventional cardiology community, drug-eluting stents (DES) saw more and more positive clinical data and began the process of restoring confidence in 2008. T…
“We had a patient that came to the cath lab with a non-ST-elevation MI. The patient had been in the ICU overnight before coming to the cath lab. The physician stated that the troponin levels were rising. I’m not really sure what that meant.”…
Multiple new and ongoing questions from readers. Your responses are welcome! Answer or pose a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com New Questions! Medications & Sterile Field What is the practice of placing medications on the sterile field. Spe…
Upon graduating from the cardiovascular technology program at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in Milwaukee, WI in 2002, I began my cath lab career working in the Heart and Vascular Center at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, IL. I had the…