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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2004

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Volume 12 Issue 3
I have been a nurse for 20 years, with 18 years in coronary critical care. I have had many roles in these years, including staff, manager, director, and CNS. Out of all the places I have worked, I have most enjoyed the cath lab. Why did you choose…
Correction: The following abstract is from page 13 of the Cath Lab Digest February 2003 Supplement A, Opening New Channels: The Revascularization of Vessels with Chronic Total Occlusions. The conclusion was inadvertently omitted from the abstract. Ca…
Guildford Pharmaceuticals Launches U.S. Marketing Program for Aggrastat® Injection Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has launched marketing efforts for Aggrastat® Injection (tirofiban hydrochloride) in the United States. Guilford acqui…
Examining how the use of integrated information management technology has improved reporting timeliness, information accessibility and workflow at the University of Washington Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory The UW Medicine Regi…
This article is reprinted with permission from the Journal of Invasive Cardiology: J INVAS CARDIOL 2003;15:693-698 From the Primary Angioplasty versus Thrombolysis in a Community Hospital (PATCH) Study, Acute Myocardial Infarction Care Improvement…
The call of the road is whispering to you. Visions of adventure and riches flash before you while you stare at the same old monitor you have now been looking at for years. The life you dream of does exist, but, my friends, the road is as fraught with…
Over the past several years, MetroHealth Heart & Vascular Center has undertaken numerous steps to streamline its operations. Today, the facility prides itself on being a leader in adopting new technologies. The following article describes the Cen…
What is the IntraVascular MRI (IVMRI) catheter? We have all heard about the wonderful things that can be done with MRIs in cardiology. The problem is that these scanners are bulky and expensive, and it is very hard to imagine cath labs transforming…
In order to decide how best to interpret presented information, we need to be able to place it within a context. Cath Lab Digest works hard to provide readers with the facts, and part of that effort includes publishing author disclosure data when aut…
Howard Regional Health System (HRHS) has successfully implemented a PCI program in the absence of an on-site cardiothoracic surgical presence. This article will show that our outcomes and length of stay are better than national and local numbers and…