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Rebecca Kapur
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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
Key Issues Circulation is one of the most important issues because it greatly impacts patients and staff. Access to cath labs is usually determined through one or two circulation paths. When possible, two circulation paths are always recommended. A…
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? Saratoga Hospital is a 174-bed community hospital with a cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) that includes one procedure room and 10 holding/recovery bays. The angiogra…
Case Study A physically active 57-year-old man presented to his primary cardiologist with complaints of substernal chest pain occurring at rest. Subsequent angiography revealed a high degree of narrowing in the proximal left anterior descending, and…
Why is appropriate stent sizing important? Dr. Movahed: There are many reasons why appropriate stent sizing is important. There are many studies available in the literature showing that undersizing or underdeployment predisposes the patient to a hig…
Combining minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), often referred to as the hybrid procedure, or integrated coronary revascularization (ICR), was first described in the mid 1990’s. The g…
Interventional cardiologists have increasingly translated their coronary skills to the field of peripheral interventions. Patients with cardiovascular disease frequently have associated PVD. This places cardiologists at the vanguard of carotid, subcl…
Supply Cost Reductions Supply cost reductions is probably the first thought that comes to mind when cost reductions are deemed necessary. Although supplies are still a good place to begin, they are no longer the great frontier of cost reductions. Ca…
This article is about making sure that our workplace and work of the day is as safe and ergonomically sound as possible, so that we can stay healthy and do our work. It is important to periodically revisit and update the information on workplace ergo…
There is a lot to talk about in the invasive cardiology field today. Clinical and research issues are always ongoing a thrilling, never-ending frontier. Yet the political challenges of working in invasive cardiology are always with us as well, and b…