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

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Volume 12 Issue 8
What characteristics do you find important in regard to guidewire construction? Even with the many changes in angioplasty, the one thing that still hasn’t changed in terms of guidewire characteristics is the ability to torque and maneuver your wire…
Initially, the cath lab’s Calysto Series IV system (Witt Biomedical, Melbourne, FL) was used exclusively for physiomonitoring procedural notes and supply tracking in the cath lab control rooms, as well as patient assessment and nurse charting at work…
I have really enjoyed my time on the road (on the commercial side) where I had great exposure to different ways of working, including setting up cardiac imaging departments in Europe, consulting across the U.S., and building new state-of-the-art cat…
Boston Scientific Launches Cardiovascular Patch with Low Porosity Boston Scientific Corporation announced the worldwide launch of its Hemashield Platinum Finesse Ultra-Thin Knitted Cardiovascular Patch for vascular or cardiac patch grafting. W…
Robert J. Rogers, MD, wrote Cath Lab Digest in reference to the following text from the June 2004 cath lab design article, At the Heart: The first diagram illustrates a spatial width of 19 feet, extremely tight given that an anesthesiologist with a…
Topic Under Discussion: How do you charge for two stent lesions? My understanding is that you cannot charge for an additional vessel if lesions are in the same vessel or if it is in the same system. For example, we do not charge for additional le…
It is important to note that the proof of carotid endarterectomy had little to do with acute results but rather the outcome over a period of years following the procedure.6 While the surgical techniques that are the foundation of carotid endarterecto…
We have 17 staff members, comprised of RNs and RTs. We also have one medical secretary and a scheduling coordinator. Our staff experience ranges from 20 years to two months. Our Cardiac Cath Lab Director is Dr. Kevin Olsen. We established our heart p…
Coronary thrombus dissolution after intracoronary1 or intravenous2,3 abciximab administration has been angiographically proven in previous clinical reports. The present report shows dissolution of coronary thrombi with eptifibatide, a pharmacological…
How frequently are you performing carotid stenting cases? At the Cleveland Clinic, we typically do five to ten per week. What are your criteria for patient selection? Currently we are treating patients who are at increased surgical risk for carot…