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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2002

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Volume 10 Issue 3
The staff includes:  Dan, a RN with broad CCU experience;  Anita, a RN with extensive ER background;  Terry, a RT(R) with former cath lab management experience. We also utilize Debbie, a LPN from the physicians Heart Center Clinic, and Kim, a RN who…
A Randomized Trial of the Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Certoparin to Prevent Restenosis Following Coronary Angioplasty Eric D. Grassman, MD, Fred Leya, MD, Jawed Fareed, PhD, Bruce E. Lewis, MD, Peter Bacher, MD, *Henry S. Loeb, MD, **John F. M…
The primary purpose for the development of the Rotablator was to tackle the rock-hard, calcified lesions that standard angioplasty balloons have failed to effectively treat. It is the belief of many physicians that the selective tissue ablation effec…
FEATURED MEETING: Because a technician knows how, but a technologist knows why. The Mid South Association of Cardiovascular Professionals (MSACP) invites you to attend a seminar especially designed for the Cath Lab Professional. The MSACP is a not-f…
InfiMed Announces Release of New Cardiovascular DICOM Server InfiMed, Inc.has released a new data communication and temporary storage system named the CV Server. The CV Server integrates seamlessly into any cath lab, allowing transfer of DICOM data…
Actual Writings on Hospital Charts 1. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night. 2. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. 3. On the second day the knee was better,…
(Thank you to Roberta Sparks of Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, for last month’s discussion group question, below). I am doing research on the actual daily operations of a cath lab: 1. What are normal hours of operation? a. Do…
In order to facilitate HIPAA compliance, what requirements should be considered essential for a cardiology information network? HIPAA establishes standards for electronic data interchange and includes many provisions that hospitals must address. Hea…
On Call Definition: Is there a concrete definition of on call? Isn’t it for emergencies after hours? Our lab expects the staff to stay late to finish any elective cases without question. This sounds more like mandatory OT to me. Especially since the…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? I sort of stumbled into the field. My wife (then fiance) Cathy worked part-time for the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Schoolcraft Community College in Livonia, Michigan. They had just star…