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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 3
What can you tell me about Xanthelasma? Xanthelasma is a condition in which the patient has yellowish, raised spots around their eyes. This can be the result of uncontrolled hyperlipidemia, but does not necessarily have to be related to it. They can…
Industry Sponsorship The SICP wishes to extend our appreciation and thanks to Edwards LifeSciences for their generous donation to SICP’s education initiative. Please extend your thanks when the Edwards LifeSciences’ representative visits your cath…
After three years of dedication to the SICP, the time has come for me to say goodbye as president. I would like to take a few minutes to reflect back on the Society’s accomplishments over the last three years. Keep in mind, as we travel down memory l…
The Top 10 Songs You Would Not Want to Hear if You Were on the Cath Table Having Chest Pain: 10. I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight Cutting Crew 9. Take Another Piece of My Heart Janice Joplin 8. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John + Kiki Dee 7.…
Boston Scientific beats J&J in Battle for Guidant Heart device maker Guidant Corp. agreed to be bought by Boston Scientific Corp. for $80 per share, or about $27 billion, and terminated an agreement to be acquired by Johnson & Johnson. The m…
In attendance were: 200 Certified Radiology Practitioner Assistants (RPAs); Several RPA students from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; One ARRT-certified Radiology Assistant (RA); Three officers, Cathy Parsons, Christine Lung, and Kevi…
Even with positive findings in the existing fee-for-service methodology, overall health expenditures have continued to increase, which is directly related to the demand for better technology and experienced personnel. There is also very little data t…
Clinical Experience with a Circumferential Clip-based Vascular Closure Device in Diagnostic Catheterization Hermiller J, Simonton C, Hinohara T, Lee D, Cannon L, Mooney M, O'Shaughnessy C, Carlson H, Fortuna R, Yarbrough CA, Zapien M, Chou T St. Vi…
Dr. Lasala received the Outstanding Cardiology Alumnus Award from Yale University School of Medicine in 2000, where he did his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. Currently, Dr. Lasala is Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington…
In January 2005, I returned from a 120-day deployment to Balad, Iraq. My job there was as an officer in charge of the Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) crew management cell. Our seven-person crew management cell was responsible for ensuring that our five A…