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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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January 2003

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Volume 11 Issue 1
Study Reports Increased Cardiovascular Risk from Mercury in Fish A study directed by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University weighed the cardiovascular benefit of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) derived from fish consumption, as compared to the…
Local Cardiologist Publishes Book on Inflammation and Heart Attacks Dr. Richard Frink, Principal Investigator of the Heart Research Foundation of Sacramento, has recently published his findings in his new book Inflammatory Atherosclerosis: Character…
Through an orientation given via a computer terminal in the Suite’s pre-cath training area, a student receives a simulated case as if it were coming directly from a hospital emergency room. A doctor appears on the screen and shares vital case informa…
17 cath labs responded to the question above. If you’d like to join our group, please send an email to cathlabdigest@hotmail.com Group Members’ Responses: lunch case reviews We do lunch case reviews about interesting procedures. The cathing phy…
Hi Folks, Just a few lines in a follow-up from November’s Cath Lab Digest Email Discussion Group question... (re: Daily QA on Imaging Equipment). In reading back through the discussion, I wanted to let you know where we are in implementing a QA p…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? What do you like best about it? During CVT school, I was introduced to the cath lab and I was intrigued by and attracted to the fast pace and technology. I loved the team approach and the…
If there is an event or educational meeting you would like us to list, please email us: cathlabdigest@aol.com January 26-29 CRT 2003 Location: Washington D.C. Website: www.crtonline.com February 6-8 Lumen 2003 Location: Miami, Florida Website…
Perclose A-T Simplifies Vessel Closure After Cardiac Catheterization Procedures Abbott Laboratories has launched the Perclose A-T (Auto-Tie), the latest generation in suture-mediated vessel closure systems from Abbott Vascular Devices. Many physic…
Our cover article by Dr. Dean Kereiakes sounds a warning note in the midst of the buzz. In many corners of invasive cardiology, excitement about this technology has been changing to concern. What will this expensive device mean for the American healt…
We have a one-unit diagnostic/interventional lab with 3 RNs, 1 PA and 3 cardiologists (one of whom is an interventional cardiologist). Our Chief of Cardiology is from Detroit and our interventionalist and other cardiologist are both from St. Croix, t…