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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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June 2005

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Volume 13 Issue 6
I currently work in the cardiac cath lab at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona, as a Registered Nurse. I have been with the Banner System for twenty-seven years since relocating from New Jersey in 1978. Although I have over twent…
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 Cur…
Educational Update The SICP’s South Padre Island Cardiology Symposium 2005 will take place October 6-9, 2005. Registration and hotel reservation information will be available in June. The exhibitor prospectus will be available in May. Please visit…
The challenge of achieving and maintaining femoral arterial hemostasis following Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) counterpulsation therapy can be daunting. It is therefore essential to use the right tools and techniques to overcome the potential risk…
Held at the 2005 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Orlando, a satellite symposium on new imaging and treatment technologies brought together leading names in cardiology to discuss technological breakthroughs in imaging, navigation…
A patient we had said he noticed when he worked out he would get dizzy. He went through a battery of tests and they finally came to the conclusion that it was subclavian steal syndrome. Can you explain this? Subclavian steal syndrome is a lesion in…
Navigating through Turbulent Seas was the title of this year’s Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals’ CV Management Conference, held in Orlando immediately preceding the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions of M…
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), located in Charlotte, NC, is the flagship hospital of Carolinas HealthCare System, the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas, and the fourth largest public hospital system in the nation. CHS was recently recognize…
The major limitation of percutaneous therapy (PCI) for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the inability to cross with a wire. We report successful recanalization of a CTO situated at the ostium of the left anterior descending artery.…
Coronary artery occlusion during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) causes regional myocardial ischemia. There are few reports or experimental studies about new onset of transient acute mitral regurgitation (MR) during PCI. However, there were…