October 2005

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Volume 13 Issue 10

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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Suite 100, Malvern PA 19355
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Email: rkapur@hmpglobal.com
Cardiovascular Associates (CVA) is a freestanding outpatient cardiac cath lab located in Kingsport, Tennessee. Our lab is one of only three outpatient cath labs in the state, and one of fewer than 60 in the entire country. The lab is owned and manage…
I recently had the opportunity to read and review a new book by Sandy Watson and Kenneth Gorski, entitled Invasive Cardiology, 2nd Edition - A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel. This book was particularly interesting to me because I worked this book’s fi…
You have had a wonderful career, with many highlights. Where is it that you feel you have been able to be most influential? Well, I hope I’ve been able to help a few patients along the way, because that is a doctor’s first love. I have also been com…
Despite the advances in both percutaneous and surgical treatment for coronary artery disease, there remains a significant patient population for whom these treatments either fail or inadequately resolve refractory angina. In this no-option patient po…
Drug-eluting stents (DES) have defined a new era in the successful treatment of coronary artery disease. However, like any therapy, DES results are not always what are predicted or expected. This article outlines strategies for optimizing stent deplo…
In modern healthcare facilities, there is a growing need to establish cultural competency in order to deliver excellent care to patients from different cultures. This paper focuses on the methods employed to assess, educate and medically manage cardi…