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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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October 2005

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Volume 13 Issue 10
Hot, hot, hot! I’m talking not only about this month’s issue, but also the actual temperatures in Washington, D.C., and Miami Beach, Florida. Nevertheless, Cath Lab Digest will be front and center for thousands of attendees streaming to these cities…
Left upper arm discomfort after a PCI Have any of you noticed swelling of the upper extremities on patients who have had prolonged cuff blood pressure monitoring during and after PCIs? One of our cardiologists had a patient who complained of left up…
Introduction Historically, cardiologists and other heart health specialists have employed cardiovascular X-ray in the cath lab to help diagnose blockages and place stents. Two new innovations the use of CT and X-ray together, and the addition of 3D…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? It should be made clear to every new employee this job is not for everyone. However, it certainly does excite me. Having the mental toughness to overcome the daily obstacles of invasive…
Oftentimes, rural and community hospitals face many challenges when it comes to decisions about the scope of cardiovascular (CV) care they provide. Space constraints, regulatory issues, internal politics and financial limitations are all factors that…
The American Film Institute (AFI) recently published AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes, which was also made into a three-hour television special shown on CBS. It is amazing to discover that so many of the expressions used today, at various times and o…
Imagine a city on the eastern coast, 61 square miles with a population of half a million people, with abundant white marble and limestone buildings everywhere you turn, and you will find yourself in Washington, D.C. Even if you have a week to spend i…
Dr. Kimmelstiel is the Director of Interventional Cardiology at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from M.D. State University, followed by residencies at Kings County Hospital- Downstate Medical Center…
Over the past decade, as the trend continues to grow for noninvasive and minimally invasive catherization treatments, as well as for more aggressive invasive treatments, so does the quest for modern, well-equipped and profitable catheterization labor…
Adjunctive Therapy Angiographic and Intravascular Ultrasound Findings of the Late Catch-Up Phenomenon after Intracoronary Beta-Radiation for the Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis Authors: Fausto Feres, Juan Munoz, Alexandre Abizaid, Rodolfo Staico,…