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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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April 2005

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Volume 13 Issue 4
The March article, Facilitated Planning of Intracoronary Stenting Using a 3-D Vessel Reconstruction Program by Neil Kleiman, MD, Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Te…
Beaumont Treats First U.S. Patient in Trial of New Heart Valve Implanted Without Open-heart Surgery Cardiologists at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., announced they have treated the first U.S. patient in a new clinical trial of a heart…
Ah, the cath lab professional. What sort of being are you? Are you RN, RT(R), RCIS, CVT, CCRN, RT and so on...? I’d have to answer yes, all of those things, or just one or two, or five. But to be honest, the most widespread distinguishing characteri…
I completed training as a radiologic technologist in the Program of Radiologic Technology, Washington Hospital, Washington, Pennsylvania and in the Program of Radiologic Technology, United States Air Force, Homestead, Florida, in 1966 and 1968, respe…
Dear Members and Friends, As winter melts away and we launch into spring, I would again like to take a few moments to speak with you. The past year has been very busy for the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) and we want to sh…
Chapter News If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area please contact board member Lynne Jones, ljcathnurs@houston.rr.com or membership director Nicole Shore, membership@sicp.com. Gulf Coast Chapter: For more information, please…
Preamble The purpose of a code of ethics is to acknowledge a profession's acceptance of the responsibility and trust conferred upon it by society and to recognize the internal obligations inherent in that trust. It applies to those health care profe…
I am probably just new to the lab and probably just need to get used to it, but I have been having backaches and headaches that I think are from wearing the lead for a long time. Any advice in the meantime until I get used to it? It's not something…
Heartlab Introduces Ascentia, a Full Web-based Cardiovascular Information System and Announces OEM Distribution of TomTec 3D/4D Clinical Application Package Heartlab previewed its new Ascentia cardiovascular information system at the 54th Annual Sc…