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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2003

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Volume 11 Issue 10
S.M.A.R.T.® Stent Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of Iliac Artery Disease Cordis Endovascular has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for primary stenting of the iliac arteries with the S.M.A.R.T. ® Nitinol Stent and the…
She then returned to Thailand, and after establishing the cardiac catheterization laboratory, CCU and cardiology training program at Vajira hospital, she became a pioneer in coronary angiography and interventional cardiology with very low complicatio…
-Dear SICP members, colleagues, and friends, As the lazy days of summer roll into cool fall evenings I wanted to take a few moments to touch base with you. It has been six months since the SICP leadership changed and I wanted to extend a summary o…
Mel was playing racquetball when he first experienced the dull substernal pressure. When it persisted, he decided to call off the game and head home. Debbie knew something was wrong the minute he came in. While Mel waited on the couch she called 911.…
ASOCC is in Orlando! Join your fellow cardiac catheterization professionals at the educational event of the year! HMP Communications and Cath Lab Digest are pleased to announce: The 2004 Cath Lab Digest Third Annual Symposium on Cardiovascular Ca…
(Thank you to JCha602066@aol.com for the current discussion group question, below). Is there anyone out there that can give me some idea as to how many techs (RNs, etc.) insert sheaths in the cath lab these days? How do policies cover this? Gr…
Boston Scientific Delivers Drug Stent Trial Data Physicians had expected Boston Scientific’s Taxus IV trial to show a restenosis rate of 9% to perhaps as high as 11% in patients receiving the company's drug-eluting stent. Instead, the in-segment rat…
Why and how did you become an educator? My background is, I think, unique for my current profession. I attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. I then enrolled in…
About the International Andreas Gruentzig Society The International Andreas Gruentzig Society is an international educational society of physicians and scientists interested in the health sciences in the cardiovascular and related fields. Society m…
The following items are from readers responding to What Do You Think? questions from the August 2003 issue. Usage of FemoStop I am looking for information on usage of the FemoStop device, either post diagnostic or interventional procedures. When…