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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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Rebecca Kapur
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Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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June 2009

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Volume 17 Issue 6
How do women and men compare in risk for heart disease? Heart disease is more prevalent in men than women, but remains the leading cause of death for both sexes. Cardiovascular disease, on the other hand, which also includes heart failure, hypertens…
How does the renal sympathetic system help to regulate blood pressure? The sympathetic system fuels the release of certain hormones that are an augmenter to blood pressure. These hormones are typically used in the “fight or flight” type mechanisms i…
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? St. Anthony’s Hospital has three cath labs. Two inpatient cath labs offer a six-bed holding and recovery area. One lab is used primarily for peripheral interventions and the o…