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September 2003

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Volume 11 Issue 9
The following abstracts are reprinted with permission from the March 2003, April 2003 and May 2003 issues of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. Taxol-Based Eluting Stents From Theory to Human Validation: Clinical and Intravascular Ultrasound Obs…
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…
CPR Pioneer Dr. Peter Safar Dies at 79 Dr. Peter Safar, a pioneer in emergency medicine who also was regarded as the father of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, died August 3rd, of cancer. He was 79. Safar, who died at his home in suburban Pittsburg…
Speakers from around the world continue to make this an outstanding course. The long-standing relationship between both TCIS and SICP continues to bring the best of both societies together in shaping the design and topics for the course. Topics prese…
My own experience started easily enough. I first started noticing small changes sometime in early May of this year. I would leave the hospital and walk up two flights of steps into the parking garage. After getting to my car, I would find myself wind…
(Thank you to Charlene Houston RN, Winchester, VA, for the current discussion group question, above). We use 2,000U of heparin in 1L of NS for our flush bowls and 1000U of heparin in 500 of NS for the flush bags. This flush bag comes as a standard…
Minimizing nephrotoxic effects What is your protocol for minimizing nephrotoxic effects of radiocontrast media in angiography patients? We use Mucomyst and adequate pre-hydration. What about iodixanol (Visipaque)? Do you have a stated protocol for u…
More than 60 million people in the United States suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in deaths from cardiovascular disease. Although no one…
Suggested Guiding Catheter Characteristics Drug-eluting stents are now the gold standard for treating obstructive coronary artery disease intravascularly. Several guiding catheter characteristics prove to be invaluable in delivering these devices to…