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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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April 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 4
St. Jude Medical Launches New Vascular Closure Device; Angio-Seal VIP Seals Arteries in Both Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of its next generation…
These were older labs with older equipment and they were definitely in need of eventual replacement. We decided to get a modular lab because we saw a major shift in our market. Our volumes underwent an incredible increase as a result of a cardiology…
At the Crossroads offers a change of pace from our usual clinical fare. Here we can read about the life endeavors of our patients. It may help us remember that this patient in front of us on the cath table is not #5 for the day in this room with Dr.…
We no longer have just a cardiac catheterization lab for cardiac catheterization procedures, surgical labs for vascular surgery procedures or interventional radiology labs for angiograms. Peripheral stents are not just performed by the interventional…
Submitted March 2005: We had a 4-day surprise inspection for the hospital and our angio/cath lab the end of January. We certainly did not expect it so soon in the year. The following are some of the "biggies" that inspectors really went over with a…
Abbott Reports Positive Results From First Human Clinical Trial Featuring ZoMaxx Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent Abbott announced the first clinical results for its investigational ZoMaxx Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent System. Data from ZOMAXX IVUS, a 40-p…
Industry Sponsorship The SICP wishes to extend our appreciation and thanks to Datascope for their generous donation to SICP’s education initiative. Please extend your thanks when the Datascope representative visits your cath lab. Have Your Lab…
I want to start studying for my registry. Can you suggest any resources I could use to study? Sure. I went a couple of routes. First, I used Wes Todd’s review books. They were a great help and I would recommend them to anyone who is taking the regis…
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? We have six invasive suites: 3 cardiac catheterization, diagnostic/interventional 1 multi-purpose 1 electrophysiology (EP) lab 1 peripheral angiography lab…
Setting the Scene: Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is part of Inova Health System, a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of six hospitals and other health services includin…