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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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April 2002

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Volume 10 Issue 4
(Two months earlier, Philadelphia) Friday night 11:00 pm. My head aches with tension from another day of working on the talks for this year’s regional workshops. I guess I never realized exactly how much work went into this conference. Now that I h…
CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LARGER VERSION CASE TIME AND PRODUCTIVITY DATA In the CathSource Operational program, case time is defined as the amount of time elapsing between patient arrival in the procedure room and patient departure from the pro…
TO VIEW LARGE-SIZE IMAGE, CLICK ON IMAGE. 1. TO BEGIN A PROCEDURE, simply select the New icon and enter the patient’s demographics. DICOM Worklist Management and HIS/HEMO interfaces are also available to eliminate redundant data entry. 2. D…
Cook Consolidates Drug-eluting Stent Program Cook Inc. is consolidating its U.S. drug-eluting coronary stent programs. As part of its consolidation efforts, Cook is choosing to cancel its PATENCY clinical trial for its Cook Logic PTX drug-eluting c…
While in stable angina, static coronary luminal narrowing by atherosclerotic plaque and dynamic vasoconstriction lead to limitation in coronary blood flow during stress, in the acute coronary syndromes, it is believed that the central causative event…
Sheath Removal Our cath lab wants to start having RNs being responsible for sheath removal. Are there any sources or articles you could recommend to assist us in training and putting together a hospital policy for sheath removal? Your help would be…
LUMEDX Announces CardioImage, Digital Imaging Review Technology for Apollo Free Cardiology Imaging Kit with Demo CD Lumedx Corporation announces CardioImage, a new digital image review solution that enables physicians to access digital images from t…
It will be impossible to reflect on the events of 2001 and not realize that it will be a year permanently etched in American history. The election of a new president provided some of the greatest drama in political history, with an unlikely winner em…
President Roger Siegfried discussed the society’s continued relationship with HMP Communications and our newly formed alliance with Allied Health Technology Associates (AHTA) (Julie Hillier). Mr. Siegfried also introduced two new board members, Mr.…
Why did you choose to work in the field of invasive cardiology? I spent a lot of my early employment years in various medically-related positions. At age fifteen, I landed my first job working in radiology on weekends in Lexington, Kentucky. There w…