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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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August 2003

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Volume 11 Issue 8
It was impossible not to become excited at the sight of over 400 cardiac cath professionals gathered together at ASOCC. Hearing that you are part of a vibrant professional community is one thing; seeing it in person is another entirely. Each professi…
Introduction Professor Eduardo Sousa, Sao Paulo, Brazil, gave everyone a glimpse of the potential of drug-eluting stents when he presented the early findings from the First-in-Man (FIM) 1 feasibility study at the American College of Clinical Cardi…
New Technology Bodes Well for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Study Shows Tissue Doppler Imaging Has Advantages Over Biopsy Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are testing an emerging technology that may…
The following activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Cordis Corporation. This presentation contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Neither HMP Communications…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? Congress had closed my former employer (a government hospital) and while working in a transition position, I saw an advertisement that the local tertiary hospital was starting a School of…
The formation of the local professional organization was the idea of Lynne Jones, Director of Cardiology Services at Twelve Oaks Medical Center in Houston, and Scott Hardin, Cath Lab Manager at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas. After s…
Pre/Post Procedure Units I am in the process of researching articles about pre/post procedure units for the cardiac cath lab. We are looking at setting one up at the institution where I work. I am working on my Masters degree and looking at finding…
Cardiac Catheterization 2003 This one-day symposium will cover such topics as adjunctive pharmacology in PCI, coated stents and emerging technologies. Attendees will be given opportunities to interact with leading cardiovascular care companies who w…
Thursday April 24, 9:32am Place: unknown location FDA announces the approval of the Cypher DES by Cordis. The waiting is over! Thursday April 24, 10:10am Place: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab Hallway Call comes in from our Cor…
What type of procedures are performed at your facility? Our cath lab performs all types of diagnostic and interventional procedures. We use all of the diagnostic technology available, including IVUS. We perform interventional procedures, including…