January 2002

Volume 10 Issue 1

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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Hug a cardiovascular professional! The week of Valentine™s Day is officially designated as a time to celebrate the contributions cardiovascular professionals make each day to the health and well-being of our society. If your lab normally lets the wee…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? After I came back from Vietnam in 1969, I was angry at our American society with its attitude and behavior towards myself and other returning veterans. I bought a Harley-Davidson and joined…
Held at the Wyndham Palace Hotel March 3-5, the conference is co-sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP). These two groups are pairing up with for the third year to arm cardio…
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? Our cath lab currently has three patient procedure rooms and a five-bay prep/recovery area. Each lab is equipped to perform cardiac catheterizations and interventions. One room…
Released in 2004, this important report, the ACCF/AHA/HRS/ SCAI Clinical Competence Statement on Physician Knowledge to Optimize Patient Safety and Image Quality in Fluoroscopically Guided Invasive Cardiovascular Procedures, A Report of the American…
For patients requiring percutaneous vascular access procedures, the event is seldom limited to a single occurrence. Frequently, after the procedural catheter is removed and the arteriotomy closed, the event is considered over and done that is, unti…
By significantly reducing restenosis rates, drug-eluting stents (DES) have allowed interventional cardiologists to approach longer and more complex lesions, as well as multi-vessel disease patients. This dramatic reduction in restenosis has led to th…