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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2004

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Volume 12 Issue 10
Individuals requiring the services provided in a cath lab are often under stress. Their medical condition also creates stress for their families and often for those providing treatment. Two overriding considerations guide cath lab design staff eff…
Sutter is proud of our many cardiovascular firsts in the greater Sacramento region: First successful open heart surgery on adults and children, first heart transplant, first coronary angioplasty, first electrophysiology study, first transmyocardial l…
Case No. 1. Figure 1 is from a live case. It was in a famous course earlier this year, and shows a female, 58 years old, who had PCI of a severe left circumflex stenosis. The physicians accidentally found a 50% stenosis in the mid-RCA. They measured…
Should angioplasty and stent placement (PCI) be done in a hospital without on-site open heart surgery? This question is plaguing the entire United States right now. However, when you are an island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea and you do not hav…
Topic Under Discussion: IABP removal by registered nurses I am trying to find information about the practice of removing IABP by registered nurses. Do you have any information about this practice within the cath lab or ICU areas? Luz Kuilan, RN, M…
Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Our lab was reading your Letter from the Editor (Have you spent 10 years in the cath lab? Cath Lab Digest, September 2003) and was amazed at the idea that 10 years or more experience is elite. We have 15 staff in…
How does the TAXUS VI clinical trial fit into the TAXUS Stent clinical trial series?> The TAXUS VI clinical trial is the most recent of six clinical trials over four years to study the safety and efficacy of Boston Scientific's TAXUS Express® Pa…
The Glendale Memorial Heart Center was established in 1992 by a core group of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, who believed in the need to provide exceptional cardiac care to the community. Today, the Heart Center is recognized for its dedication…
Case Report. We present the case of a 74-year-old male with a history of hypertension and smoking who was urgently referred for evaluation after he suffered a cardiac arrest after a transurethral prostate resection (TURP) in a community hospital with…
Fall always means a sharp increase in the amount of invasive cardiology-related information, news, and reported research. It’s tough to travel to the many fall meetings on a regular basis (empties the budget fast), let alone follow the research that…