December 2005

Volume 13 Issue 12

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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You should pay attention to everything. Not the answer you wanted to hear, I’m sure, but it’s true. While it’s true that schoolwork is a lot of theory, you need to have the theory from which to work. Not every case is going to be the same, so if you…
Overview of AngioJet Rheolytic Thrombectomy System Another mode of treatment for acute myocardial infarction is the AngioJet® Rheolytic Thrombectomy System (Possis Medical, Inc., Minneapolis, MN). AngioJet is a thrombectomy catheter used to extract…
Dr. Hermiller received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and earned his MD from Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the National Naval M…
Hospitals today are strapped for cash and often times, one of the first things to go is staff education. In my hospital alone there were twenty-two staff educators in 1992; today there are two. Hemodynamics, EKG, ACLS and emergency cardiac drugs are…
An RFP, or Request for Proposal, can set the course for either a successful or disappointing new construction or expansion project, before the selection of a design team. That’s because to get the right answers, healthcare providers must ask the righ…
Our original 2001 article generated a substantial response from Cath Lab Digest readers across the nation. It seemed that many cath lab programs were also looking for methods to improve revenue recovery at that time. (We would be interested in learni…
This time of year, media commentators in various fields tend to summarize the highlights of the past year into a neat, tidy package (perhaps one with lots of bullet points). As viewers, readers, or listeners, we then gain a sense of being able to mov…
Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship facility of Carolinas HealthCare System. As one of the Carolinas’ largest hospitals, it serves as a quaternary referral center for a 29-county multi-state region and portions of the Southeast and beyond.…