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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2005

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Volume 13 Issue 3
Datascope Interventional Announces the Launch of Safeguard 12 cm and the X-Site® Suture-mediated Vascular Closure Device Safeguard is now available in two sizes, 12 cm and 24 cm. Safeguard is a versatile access site management device that can b…
Genes Can Influence Where Plaque Happens in Heart Arteries Heredity sometimes influences where fatty deposits develop in a coronary artery, researchers reported. Different locations of disease show different degrees of inheritance, said Ulrich Bro…
1. Have you had to take days off from work because of an injury? Shoulder_______Arm______Wrist_____________Hand______ Neck________Back________Hips_____________Knees______ 2. Did you think this injury was work-related? 3. Did you need t…
Other Physicians in CCL Do any of your cardiac cath labs have physicians OTHER than cardiologists and EP physicians performing procedures in the cardiac cath lab procedure rooms? Judy Parham jparham@armc.org Standard of PP Outcomes? Hello!…
As a physician, what do you consider the most clinically significant measure or measures of efficacy in drug-eluting stent (DES) clinical trials, and why? In patients undergoing intervention, TLR (target lesion revascularization) is the most clinica…
Fenoldopam, a rapid-acting vasodilator of the renal vasculature along with coronary, mesenteric, and peripheral affects, is used to treat severe hypertension. This agonist for D1-like dopamine receptors, which lowers systolic and diastolic systemic p…
A common misperception is that an allied health professional who is suffering from an addictive disorder to drugs or alcohol is usually clinically incompetent and easy to identify. The fact is, however, job performance is usually one of the last indi…
In October 2003, the first phase of the Providence Heart Institute opened. The Heart Institute now offers complete, centralized cardiac diagnostic services, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiac testing, catheterization labs, electrophysiology,…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? I grew up thinking that it would be good to be involved in the healthcare field. I worked my way through two years of college in the dietary department of a busy hospital and then decided…
We did a bypass study of the RCA. It was bypassed by a RIMA. The cathing physician said it could also be bypassed by an artery from the stomach. What did he mean? The physician was referring to the gastroepiploic artery. The gastroepiploic artery f…