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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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April 2003

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Volume 11 Issue 4
Imagine a sign on your cath lab that says, We meet minimum standards and allow unlicensed personnel to administer emergency medications. What questions would that generate among your patients? Teamwork is essential to a well-run cath lab. However, cl…
Why and how did you become an educator? From 1972 to 1976, I was the supervisor of the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. I discovered I enjoyed explaining the various procedures to the new residen…
1. We increased membership in the SICP from 523 members to over 1400. We have improved communication with our members and potential members by getting out to different symposiums and telling you about the SICP, updating our website, and increasing o…
Actually, invasive cardiology chose me. Ever since I was 16 years old, I have worked in various medical fields: emergency room, clinical lab, and chronic dialysis. In 1982, a cardiac cath lab was interviewing technologists in our area (at the time, P…
Cardiac Catheterization 2003 Regional meetings for cath lab professionals Upcoming locations: April 12-Chicago, IL May 17-Philadelphia, PA May 30-Houston, TX Website: www.cathlabdigest.com Contact: 800-766-6014 May 7-10 SCA&I 26th Annual Sc…
Medical Ventures Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Angiometrx Medical Ventures Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Angiometrx Inc. (www.angiometrx.com), a privately owned medical technology company foc…
The primary endpoint was the 30-day incidence of death, MI, urgent revascularization and major hemorrhage, which occurred in 9.2% of patients in the bivalirudin arm and 10.0% of patients in the heparin-IIb/IIIa arm. The trial had a non-inferiority de…
For nearly thirty years, cardiac surgeons have rerouted blood around blockages in the coronary arteries by using blood vessels from other parts of the body and attaching them with needle and suture in order to restore circulation to the heart. Althou…
(Thank you to Judy Parham, Cath Lab Manager, Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens. GA, for our current discussion group question, below). Are any cath labs using a site verification process for diagnostic or interventional access sites? Our hos…
The following activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Cordis Corporation. Topics: Part I. Late Loss and Target Lesion Revascularization: The New Measurement Criteria; Part II. Significance of Late Loss and Target Lesion…