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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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May 2005

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Volume 13 Issue 5
Update In June, SICP is going to Vegas! The SICP is hosting a mini review course on Saturday, June 4th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mini review course is in conjunction with the Cath Lab Digest Annual Symposium on Cardiovascular Care (www.asocc.com).…
I have been working in the field of cardiology for the last 18 years. In 1988, I came to Bay Regional Medical Center located in Bay City, Michigan, to help start up their cardiac catheterization lab. I am a father of three children who make me proud…
May 24-27 EuroPCR 05 Paris Course on Revascularization Location: Paris, France Website: www.europcr.com June 2-4 2005 ASOCC: Cath Lab Digest 2005 Annual Symposium on Cardiovascular Care Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV Website: www.asoc…
One of my family’s favorite places to go for a long weekend (or week) is Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Lancaster is a family destination, so make sure to bring the kids. If you visit the website www.padutchcount…
Discussion group members responded to the questions below, and emails are included for any questions readers may have regarding a particular lab’s policies. If you’d like to join our group, please send an email to: cathlabdigest@hotmail.com Topic…
What types of evidence do clinicians use to examine drug-eluting stents (DES)? There are several types of clinical studies that are used to examine DES. First and foremost, we should be looking at prospective, randomized, blinded studies, which comp…
When the 60-bed, 127,000-square-foot Wisconsin Heart Hospital opened its doors in early 2004, it was widely thought to serve as a national model in cardiac care. In fact, the design recently garnered a Health Care Award of Merit in the Best of 2004 c…
The benefits of the transradial approach have clearly been documented in numerous studies in the past ten years.1-9 Access site bleeding complication rates are lower and early ambulation results in a significant reduction in patient morbidity and a l…
The National Society of Radiology Practitioners Assistants (NSRPA) held their Sixth Annual Conference at the Orleans Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 31-February 1, 2005. Founded in 1999, the NSRPA conference is an annual meeting of a g…
I am about to graduate from my CVT program and I need to get a job. This is the first time I have had to write a resume. What tips could you give me? A good resume is very important for finding the job that you want. With a good resume, you should h…