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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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June 2004

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Volume 12 Issue 6
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? We have five suites with a total of 44 staff members, including technical and nursing staff, support personnel, and students. We only have two credentials in our lab: ARRT-regis…
Purpose: To describe how the cardiac catheterization lab at Westchester Medical Center increased hospital revenues as a result of changing its groin management protocol. Methods: In June 2000, Westchester Medical Center (WMC) implemented an arteri…
It is now widely accepted that early sheath removal after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces femoral access site complications and leads to earlier ambulation, possibly earlier discharge, and improved patient satisfaction. Heparin-based…
This presentation contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Neither the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education nor Cordis Corporation recommends the use of any agent outs…
Smaller, sleeker technologies in conjunction with increasingly sophisticated medical procedures have changed the face of cardiac catheterization labs. Changing Spaces In the above floor plans, which represent a health care provider both in the mi…
What is transvenous annuloplasty? Transvenous annuloplasty, conceptually, is an alternative to conventional surgical annuloplasty. Currently, it is only an early development stage activity at multiple companies and centers; no products of this type…
Why do you think that distal embolic protection has only relatively recently become a topic of interest in invasive cardiology? In 1977, before Gruentzig did his first catheter-based angioplasties during bypass surgery, he evaluated for arterial deb…