February 2015

Volume 23 Issue 2

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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 My interest in CIN began about 12 years ago, partly driven by a patient who presented with an ischemic leg as the result of an embolization from an aneurysm.
Too many of us are jumping on the bandwagon to say that all limb salvage procedures, and all patients who have claudication, are candidates for endovascular procedures. However, there are a substantial number of patients where endovascular procedures…
I. A coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) case performed by Zaheed Tai, DO. A 74-year-old female presents with a history of multi-vessel coronary artery disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and renal insufficiency.
Do people think that aggressive hydration combined with typical procedural blood loss could push the Hgb down by 3gms, or am I fooling myself?
Every year, the month of February is an exciting time for cardiac programs across the country – it is National Heart Month, and also the traditional time for “Go Red for Women” recognition. These efforts across the country are aimed at promoting awar…
In the delivery of high quality healthcare, patient safety is always a major concern of providers and the public. The safety of healthcare workers frequently receives significantly less attention.
The anatomic nature of percutaneous stenting of aorto-ostial lesions remains an angiographic challenge for interventional cardiologists. There are greater than 300,000 aorto-ostial stenting procedures performed worldwide each year.1-2 Herein, we pres…
Dr. Andrej Schmidt, cardiologist and angiologist from Leipzig, Germany, pioneered many of the new access techniques that have led to increases in procedural success rates. Chronic total obstruction (CTO) crossing is a major obstacle encountered durin…
A 67-year-old male with diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and known coronary artery disease presents with progressive exertional dyspnea, peripheral edema, and intermittent chest discomfort.