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August 2002

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Volume 10 Issue 8
August 31 - September 5 European Society of Cardiology Location: Berlin, Germany Contact: webmaster@escardio.org Website: www.escardio.org September 4 - 7 Atlanta Intervention 2002 A National Cardiovascular Symposium Location: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead…
Study Shows Pre-Hospital Administration of RETAVASE® Can Accelerate Important Treatment of Heart Attack Patients A recent study has found that the time required to begin the treatment of heart attack patients could be cut by more than half by hav…
Subject: We've always done it that way (Engineering Standards) Does the statement, We've always done it that way ring any bells…? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number.…
This year alone, Cath Lab Digest has covered cardiac gene therapy, homocysteine and coronary restenosis, new imaging procedures, and alcohol septal ablation. That list covers only a few of the paths that are opening up to cardiac cath labs everywhere…
Thursday Evening, June 6th: ASOCC Education Begins Dr. Richard Myler of San Francisco, California, officially opened the symposium with his keynote lecture, You want to put a catheter where and do what!?!. Dr. Myler took us on a walk through time a…
Cross-training in Missouri Misrepresented in CLD Discussion Group I work in the Kansas City, Missouri area. I have been involved in four programs. In two of the programs, RNs and technologists had identical roles. There were no differences in their…
Drug-eluting stents, like many breakthrough technologies, may present a tremendous opportunity for hospitals, both in terms of potentially advancing the quality of patient care and the efficiency with which they provide health care services. This new…
Although the treatment of CTOs via conventional percutaneous intervention is a well-established modality with reasonably predictable results, the failure to cross using conventional guidewire technology frequently precludes subsequent repair of the l…
Therefore, it is logical to consider coating a metal stent with an agent that allows uniform coverage of both internal and external surfaces, does not increase the profile or affect deliverability of the device, remains stable during manipulation, al…
Photodynamic therapy involves the following basic process: 1. A medication is administered intravenously; 2. It is taken up by inflammatory cells in the vessel wall; 3. The medicine is activated using a specific wavelength of light;…