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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2002

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Volume 10 Issue 10
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Preferable Anticoagulation Therapy For Procedure To Re-Establish Heart Rhythm Using the low-molecular-weight heparin drug enoxaparin (Clexane®/Lovenox®) to prevent blood coagulation while performing cardioversion of atr…
In the June 2002 issue of Cath Lab Digest, there was a table outlining the states and who cross-trains where according to your Email Discussion Group. In Oregon, you stated that only RNs give drugs. Is there a precedence that anyone knows of? I work…
Why and how did you become an educator? After many years of being a clinical preceptor and classroom instructor, I became the Director in February of 2001. I enjoy teaching because I can share my experiences from my career and teach the students the…
One new heart center, The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, is bringing together new design options in a physical setting that will provide both total care and convenience for inpatients and outpatients. Facility completion is projected for January 2004. Th…
What is the size of your cath lab and number of staff members? Overall, there are a total of six rooms and one pre-op/recovery area. We have three fully dedicated cath labs utilizing the Siemens Coroskop Hi-P and HICOR (Iselin, NJ) with a Witt moni…
I was assisting Dr. Kang W. Lee at our hospital with a diagnostic coronary angiogram on a patient with whom I was familiar. The patient was Dr. Julius Gray, a very popular OB/GYN that has delivered countless babies in the southern California area for…
At HCOR, we perform diagnostic and some therapeutic procedures, including: Cardiac and peripheral angiography; Dobutamine stress-echo (DSE); Transesophageal echo (TEE); and Cardioversions. The lab itself is physically connec…
We agreed, as we were both part time, and thought the extra cash would be nice. I had expertise with the equipment side, including networked systems and the cath database. Denise knew the supplies and purchasing side inside out. Between the two of us…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? I was employed as a staff nurse in the MICU and was approached in 1987 by the Medical Director of the Cath Lab. He asked if I would be interested in transferring to the cath lab and helpin…