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Rebecca Kapur
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Editorial Correspondence

Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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September 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 9
When finally asked specifically about this latter patient, I informed our quality assurance people of the following. The patient was an 82-year-old man with two days of stuttering chest pain, anterior ST elevations with some coving, borderline blood…
This report represents the first guidelines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of anaphylactoid reactions to contrast media occurring specifically during cardiac catheterization. The incidence of contrast media complications in the catheterizat…
New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is returning to New Orleans this year, after being forced to relocate to Miami last year due to Hurricane Katrina. What can attendees expect in the post-Katrina city? Barring the wrath of any other feminine hurric…
The SICP is proud and pleased to announce that the SICP’s Signature RCIS Review Course will play a significant role in the curriculum at the 7th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons and Management of the Diabetic Foot & Wound Healing conference. Th…
Abbott Enrolls First Patient In New Clinical Trial Of Xience V Drug-Eluting Stent Abbott announced enrollment of the first patient in its SPIRIT IV clinical trial for the continued evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the Xience V Everolimus Elu…
When reading this very interesting report by Truscott regarding lint and particle contamination in the cath lab, I couldn’t help but flash back to scrubbing into my first cath lab cases in the late 1980’s after my formal training as a cardiac and vas…
We are dramatically changing the way we approach the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Practitioners and patients alike demand progressively less invasive treatments, with better results. For some this is simply a matter of convenience, but in loo…
Expense reduction is a primary concern for any facility. With the ever-changing state of reimbursement conditions, it is not clear from one year to the next what will be reimbursed, how much and for how long. It is up to us as cath lab managers and s…
Can you help your fellow professionals with the following NEW questions? Young Female Patients Do other cath labs have policies on pre menopausal female patients? We are seeing more and more young women needing cath and EP procedures. Do other lab…
One of the patients that we had come in with chest pain actually had normal coronary arteries. The physician decided to rule out PE to help explain the chest pain. What can you tell me about that? Great question. Amazingly, there are a large number…