May 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 5

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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SICP Chapter News Gulf Coast Chapter Please join the GCSICP at their next chapter meeting May 18, 2006 at Maggiano’s Little Italy. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Todd Ginapp, tginapp@houston.rr.com. One CEU will be provided. Ma…
This being my very first President's message, I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you to: All SICP members. You recognize the importance of being active in your profession. You take the time to contribute as well as broaden your own knowl…
D.G. is a 68-year-old African-American female who presented to the North General Hospital Emergency Department (NGH ED) with chest pain that has been present intermittently for several months. The chest pain that drove her to the NGH ED was different…
PAD Endovascular Device Market Exceeds $1 Billion A recent analysis published by The Sage Group found that from 2003 to 2005 the dollar value of endovascular devices employed to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) increased by almost 50%. This…
What type of procedures are performed at your facility? > We do coronary angiograms, angioplasties and stenting, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and Pressure Wire® (Radi Medical Systems, Wilmington, MA), intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion…
Medical robotic equipment is emerging as a solution to this problem. The Siemens-designed digital imaging system (AXIOM Artis dFC Magnetic Navigation, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, PA) can work with magnetic navigation systems to help cardiolog…
Upon arrival, I am still struggling to wake up as I punch in a little before 6:30 am. The schedule has 12 cases on for two rooms to complete. This caseload is over our average daily caseload of 10, and is much more than other days of the week. You se…
Can you help your fellow professionals with the following NEW questions? RCIS Acceptance I am currently a traveler and am running into more job openings across the country that are only accepting RTs/ARRTs for tech positions in their labs. I have a…
Dear Editor, I am a new graduate of Cardiovascular Technology from the National School of Technology in Miami, Florida. After finishing my internship at Miami Children’s Hospital (in the cath lab), the last part of school requirements, I am despe…