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May 2010

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Volume 18 Issue 5
On March 1, 2010, Aurora Health Care opened the Aurora Medical Center-Summit in Summit, Wisconsin. The hospital was opened for tours on Saturday, February 27, 2010. Approximately 8,000 citizens and dignitaries toured the facility. Emergency medical…
Introducing Carolinas SICP Carolinas SICP is a newly formed chapter incorporating the SICP members in North Carolina and South Carolina. This merger of NCSICP with members in SC is an effort to include SICP members in South Carolina in chapter lea…
With current or anticipated physician shortages in nearly all clinical specialties, hospitals across the country must be committed to recruitment and retention of their doctors. Failure to find, and then keep, top-quality physicians — especially in…
I have a question about sheath exchanges. We did a radial access case with Terumo Glidesheaths for the first time. We started with a 5 Fr Glidesheath. Then, when we determined that we wanted to do the intervention radially, we realized that the 6 Fr…
On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the Foundation for Cardiovascular Medicine, La Jolla, California sponsored the First Southern California Cardiovascular Professional Conference. The authors (except for Trevor Smith, HM-1 USN, who had to report for duty…
I don’t work in the cath lab, but I do read the articles in CLD. I work in an EKG department at a small hospital. When performing stress tests, the cardiologist often tells me to listen closely for the “thumps” when I am taking a blood pressure. Is h…
The University of Kansas Hospital-Center for Advanced Heart Care opened October 2006 and houses the Lynn H. Kindred, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Labs. There are three dedicated interventional labs with an additional shelled room for future use. The f…
Disclosure: Dr. Palmer reports that he has received honoraria from Volcano Corp. for IVUS training services. Reprinted with permission from The Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2010;22:84–91. ABSTRACT
ClearWay (Atrium Medical, Hudson, NH) is a low-profile, rapid-exchange therapeutic infusion catheter and is indicated for localized perfusion of various diagnostic and therapeutic agents into the coronary and peripheral vasculature. The ClearWay ther…
Labs beginning radial artery procedures want to know, “What is the best way to set up the arm, drape, position the biplane tubes, and after the case, apply the hemostatic band?” How does your lab drape the arm and wrist for a radial case? Conventio…