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

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Volume 13 Issue 12
KLAS Ranks Witt Biomedical Number One for Hemodynamics and Clinical Reporting KLAS, an independent research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting performance of healthcare information technology vendors, announced that Witt Biomedical has ac…
In the ongoing trend to show the improved outcomes of patients who receive percutaneous coronary intervention versus thrombolytic therapy for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (MI), Crestwood Medical Center of Huntsville, Alabama has been…
See what Joint Commission inspectors are focusing on in advance of your JCAHO inspection. Make sure you have your procedures and processes up to JCAHO standards and expectations. Cath Lab Digest will feature regular Joint Commission Inspection tidb…
Major Advances in Techniques, Devices, Medications Spur Update of PCI Guidelines Multidisciplinary document benefits from broad view of generalists, detailed focus of interventionalists Updated guidelines on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)…
The following professional societies sent representation: American College of Cardiology Joseph Messer, MD American Society of Echocardiography Ken Horton, RCS, RDMS, FASE Nelson Schiller, MD British Society of Echocardiography Kevin Fox, MD…
I’ve been in the cardiology business for 20 or so years. Although I have found the diagnosis of our patients interesting and feel a sense of accomplishment after an intervention, what I have also found interesting is our patients’ past. Every day i…
The CVRPC, under the direction of Group Captain Gumpanart Veerakul, MD and Air Vice Marshall Obkaew Dabpetch, MD, has participated in many local and international studies, including: Primary angioplasty for acute MI, Sudden Death, and more recently,…
SICP Industry Members The SICP would like to welcome EV3 Inc., Boston Scientific and Schering-Plough Corporation as SICP Industry Members. Please mention to your representatives that you appreciate their continued support of the SICP. A special tha…
We recently completed a successful conference in South Padre Island, Texas, and the ever-busy Gulf Coast SICP Chapter just had their end-of-year bowling tournament. Currently, the SICP is working on its conference schedule for 2006, and we hope that…