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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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November 2002

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Volume 10 Issue 11
2002 December 8-11 Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease Program Director: William C. Roberts, MD Location: Williamsburg, VA Contact: 1-800-253-4636, ext. 694 Website: www.acc.org December 13-15 The 35th Annual New York Cardiovascular Symposium…
MADIT II Type Patients Successfully Risk Stratified By MTWA Microvolt T-Wave Alternans Negative Patients are at extremely low risk of sudden cardiac death. New clinical data demonstrate that MTWA can risk stratify MADIT II type patients to determine…
Medtronic Advances Technology for Coronary Angioplasty with ‘Zipper’ Multi-Exchange Delivery Platform FDA Approves New Device That Facilitates Easy Exchange of Guidewires and Catheters; CE Mark for European Release Also Includes Stent Delivery Me…
Thanks to Stanley Krawczyk for this month’s Cath Laughs! 1. I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it, so don’t waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eve…
The annual turnover rate resulting from cath lab professionals leaving for industry presents a serious staffing concern. Why is this happening? Here are reasons some people may consider working for industry: 1) I feel underappreciated, underpaid,…
Budget Players A sound budget is crucial to having a successful program. Let’s review some of the issues that a research manager may encounter. Several players influence the budget. These are the physician investigator, the study sponsor and the hos…
Designed to provide the most up-to-date information in the field of interventional cardiology, the daylong seminar featured presentations by the clinical and administrative staff of the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs at WHC, a ta…
We participated in three days of conferences, beginning April 5, 2002. Our first day held the 7th Teaching Course in Cardiac Catheterization, focusing on acute coronary syndromes. During the next two days, we attended the 4th Thai Cardiovascular In…
LVNs in the Cath Lab Does anyone have any information on staffing a cath lab with LVNs? I currently have a LVN working as a scrub and in the holding area. Can’t the LVN monitor cases? Any policies or protocols out there? Thanks, Kathy.Nugent@Lone…
Prior to the cineless systems, QA was done on processing equipment and on imaging equipment. The primary reasons were to detect any changes in the cineradiographic equipment for radiation safety guidelines. I spoke with our medical physicist, who che…