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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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May 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 5
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…
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…
Beyond Success In the new and explosive era of today’s healthcare, technologies have become the dominant institutional focus for success. Yet The Toledo Hospital relies on a different sort of foundational blueprint, one that has led our cath lab te…
I recently had the good fortune to attend TCT 2005 in Washington, D.C. At the opening session of the nurse and tech conference, I could not help but notice that there were less than five hundred people present. Of those present, I talked to directors…
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…