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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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June 2004

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Volume 12 Issue 6
Morton J. Kern, Editor. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, An Affiliate of Elsevier Science, 2003. 650 pages, with 496 illustrations. Softcover $49.95 ISBN:0323022472 www.elsevierhealth.com The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 4th Edition is designed…
*Betty Ashdown has since left her position at the Sentara School. Why and how did you become an educator? Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed teaching. When I started in the field of radiologic technology, I became interested in the instruct…
Abbott Vascular Devices Launches Perclose® ProGlide Next Generation Suture-Mediated Vessel Closure System Abbott Vascular Devices, a division of Abbott Laboratories, announced the launch of the next generation Perclose® suture-mediated vessel closu…
It is two o’clock in the morning when your pager goes off. The sound of this obnoxious device awakens you from warmth of your bed. You fight the darkness, trying to put your thoughts together to partake in the normally simple task of dialing the phon…
Michael Savage is a first-year student in the Cardiovascular Technology Program at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. On October 17, 2003, one day after his 54th birthday, he was at home alone studying for an exam. The exam was to cover the a…
Cross-training There is some controversy over the role(s) available in the cath lab for different credentials and just to what extent they can and should be cross-trained. What do you feel are the proper role(s) or responsibilities for RNs, RCISs,…
Those of us who have been in the cath lab setting for the past 15 years or more have witnessed dramatic changes, the majority of which are for the better, but some of which we may not be too sure. However, there are certainly many positive developmen…
I am honored to acknowledge all Cath Lab Digest Annual Symposium on Cardiovascular Care (ASOCC) attendees in Orlando, Florida, June 3-5. Thank you for attending ASOCC! The Cath Lab Digest Annual Symposium provides a chance to learn, network and ask q…
I am a Navy-trained Cardiopulmonary Technologist with 18 years experience in the invasive cardiovascular field. I recently earned my fellowship with the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP). In 2002, I designed and developed the Or…