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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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May 2006

Volume 14 Issue 5
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…
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…