Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
HMP Communications, 70 E. Swedesford Rd
Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355
Telephone: (440) 717-0418

Fax: (866) 896-8762
Email: rkapur@hmpglobal.com

September 2010

|
Volume 18 Issue 9
[Editor's Note: This article was published in the September 2001 issue of Cath Lab Digest, and is being posted under September 2010 as a reader reference only) If we say that someone other than a cardiologist can and should perform a percutaneous st…
Congratulations! Congratulations to Jennifer Dunifon, Daven Remly, Brittany Gibbs, and Toby Austin for passing their RCIS exam! — Sent in by Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Florida. Spencerian College is proud to announce graduate Stefanie…
Physicians performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) frequently encounter a number of challenges during the procedure. Among the complications is retroperitoneal hematoma, a condition associated with high mortality and morbidity. Identifyin…
High-risk patients undergoing a coronary procedure such as placement of a stent who electively received an intra-aortic balloon pump prior to the procedure did not experience a significantly lower overall rate of events such as heart attack, revascul…
The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center opened an advanced hybrid, robotic operating room. The new suite integrates advanced robotics, imaging and navigation with surgery to offer patients the least invasive and safest surgical and interven…
Endovascular and Open Interventions for Recurrent Superficial Femoral Artery Disease Studied Researchers from The Methodist Hospital’s DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, Texas have studied outcomes of patients who had endovascular and ope…
For ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, delay in the time between first contact with emergency medical service to initiation of therapy such as balloon angioplasty is associated with an increased risk of death, according to a…
Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) currently accepting applications for accreditation of carotid artery stenting programs The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the American College of Cardiology Found…
What’s the purpose of the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) organization? The overall purpose is to accredit facilities performing invasive cardiovascular and endovascular procedures. By doing so, we hope to set an objective, independ…
Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. The transradial approach has been used more commonly in Europe than the United States. In some invasive laboratories in Europe, the transradial approach is used in…