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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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December 2002

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Volume 10 Issue 12
2003 January 12-15 12th Singapore LIVE (Live Interventions in Vascular Endotherapy) Course Director: Yean-Leng Lim Location: Suntec Singapore, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore Website: www.singlivecourse.com January 1…
Nurse Workload Tied to Surgery Patients’ Survival The shortage of nurses that has plagued US hospitals for the past decade may be affecting patients’ survival after surgery, a study suggests. Dr. Linda H. Aiken from the University of Pennsylvania in…
Protein Predicts Heart Risk Better Than Cholesterol Measuring levels of a protein linked to inflammation may identify people who have a high risk of heart disease but whose risk might otherwise go undetected, according to study findings. In fact, in…
1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way. 2. How do you put…
There are many practical concerns that must be addressed in order for a facility to create or expand their diagnostic and interventional cardiology services. In this article, we will examine two main questions: 1. What is the best facility design…
Roger Siegfried, President of SICP, is requesting that SICP members nominate people to the SICP Board of Directors (for terms to begin in 2003). Nominations should be based on valuable service to SICP or contributions to the field of Invasive Card…
Putting a successful procurement process in place at your facility can yield higher returns than any lucky slot machine in Las Vegas. Before discussing our successes at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), I should first share the det…
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…
Has it become clear that there’s a cause and effect role between homocysteine and restenosis? Up until now, the research community was trying to link homocysteine as a new cardiovascular risk factor in the development of atherosclerosis. Of course,…
At our facility, all support personnel are required to dress in appropriate surgical attire, which includes scrubs, hats, and masks. Chuck Williams, Cardiac Cath Lab. Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA All our staff & MDs wear scrubs…