June 2002

Volume 10 Issue 6

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
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Anti-clot Drug Powerless During Some Heart Attacks The drug t-PA proved ineffective when given during cardiac arrests in which patients had no pulse, according to a study. We found no evidence that the administration of t-PA during CPR improved the l…
June 13-14, 2002 A Live Symposium of Complex Coronary & Vascular Cases Location: New York, New York Course Director: S. Sharma Co-Directors: Mark Reisman and Michael Marin Sponsor: The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School of Mount Sinai S…
Clear Heart, Clear Mind Another risk factor for age-related dementia may have been uncovered. New research reveals that people with cardiovascular disease have an increased risk of developing dementia. It’s exciting to me because I’ve been saying th…
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a Harvard University-affiliated teaching hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1980 as a merger of three Harvard hospitals: Boston Lying In, Peter Bent Brigham and Robert Breck Brigham. It is a f…
NOTE: To view an image in a larger size, please click on the image. What is Ad5FGF-4 and how does it aid in the treatment of cardiovascular disease? Ad5FGF-4 is a human recombinant adenoviral vector, which encodes an FGF-4 transgene, one of the membe…
The Miami Heart cath lab staff is continually looking for ways to improve patient care. They recently completed a study using Angiomax® (bivalirudin) and the SyvekPatch®, testing early sheath removal with this treatment combination while monitoring b…
CardioGenesis Corporation Mark Hodge, General Manager, CardioGenesis Corporation, Foothill Ranch, California, with input from: Emerson Perin, MD, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, and Samuel DeMaio, MD, Austin Cardiovascular Associates, Austin,…