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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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May 2004

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Volume 12 Issue 5
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Dear Friends, As winter melts away and the change of seasons jolt us into spring, I would like to take a few minutes to share some news about the Society of I…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? I’ve always had a passion for studying the healthcare field, although initially I wasn’t quite certain what area I wanted to venture into. I knew I wanted to specialize in a certain area a…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? I’ve always had a passion for studying the healthcare field, although initially I wasn’t quite certain what area I wanted to venture into. I knew I wanted to specialize in a certain area…
Continued from previous page Surgeons Who Play Video Games Err Less All those years on the couch playing Nintendo and PlayStation appear to be paying off for surgeons. Researchers found that doctors who spent at least three hours a week playing vi…
Your institution has made the decision to include percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), with or without open heart surgical back-up, in their cardiology service line. While you are addressing construction, equipment and personnel issues, attenti…
The article Moving into Interventional Cardiac Procedures: A Foundation for an Education Plan brought a neighboring city’s experience to mind. About fifteen years ago, their hospital decided to start a diagnostic lab. Under an agreement with my hospi…
What questions still remain open about the Taxus stent? We certainly need long-term follow up, to make sure that the device is safe and effective over extended periods of time. From favorable long-term results of animal studies we expect that to be…
ABSTRACT: Heart catheterization is frequently applied in patients with coronary artery disease for diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Using the femoral approach, post-procedure bed rest of 4-6 hours is recommended to prevent groin complications…
Did you watch the show The Apprentice? I was a fan, but I didn’t see every episode. However, I think it has brought to life some interesting ideas about how to conduct your work life as well as implement ideas in the workplace. (By the way, you know…