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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
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…
Where is there the most room to improve efficiency in the lab? I believe it is in communication. Better communication will improve efficiency between and among all team members. Let’s look inward first. Communication within oneself is not always appr…
Presently, in many laboratories, the anticoagulant of choice in PCI is unfractionated heparin (UFH). Heparin inhibits reactions that lead to the clotting of blood in the coagulation cascade. In combination with antithrombin III (heparin cofactor), it…