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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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May 2003

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Volume 11 Issue 5
From March 2003: Patient Follow Up Our lab is going to start following patients after discharge to home. The plan is to call patients at home and ask them various questions about their post-hospital recovery period. We’d like to know what other labs…
Editor’s note: Reader Mike Martin wrote us regarding the article recommended in CLD’s March Email Discussion Group on drug-eluting stents (DES), pages 60-64. The article reference is reprinted below. Gunn J, Morton AC, Wales C, et al. Drug eluting…
Cardiac Catheterization 2003 Regional meetings for cath lab professionals Upcoming locations: May 17 - Philadelphia, PA May 30 - Houston, TX September 6 - Cincinnati, OH Website: www.cathlabdigest.com Contact: 800-766-6014 May 7-10 SCA&I 26t…
FDA Approves Cordis’ CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent, making it…
H&P incomplete Yes. Our hospital (lab) was cited for incomplete admission History and Physical. This was not specific to the lab, but an overall hospital problem. H&P too brief We were cited because our physicians used the very brief rev…
Cath Lab Digest is pleased to report that approximately 160 cardiac cath professionals enjoyed Cardiac Cath 2003, a traveling educational one-day seminar which most recently took place in Chicago, Saturday, April 12th. Attendees were riveted by e…
Many hospitals across the country are in the process of writing policies and changing procedures to comply with National Patient Safety Goals that are relevant to the services that the organization provides. JCAHO expects these organizations to have…
Dear Colleagues, SICP Members and Friends, I would like to take a few moments to speak with you as we transition into a new era of cardiovascular medicine. I would first like to say thank you to Roger Sigfried, Past President of the Society of Inv…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? What do you like best about it? I spent quite a bit of time in college preparing for a career in basic research. During my senior year, I decided that I wanted a career with more personal…