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Morton Kern, MD
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Laurie Gustafson
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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
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…
The credentials of our staff are made up of: 4 RNs 2 RNs, BSNs 1 BS, RT(R), RCIS 1 RT(R), RCIS 1 RT(R)(CV)(CT), BS 1 RT(R)(CV), RCVT/RCIS* 2 RCISs 1 certified respiratory therapist (CRT) 1 certified nursing assistant (CNA) II *…
The purpose of cardiac catheterization has advanced significantly over the decades from one of supportive diagnostics, to one more of treatment. Rashkind was the first to report a successful corrective procedure when he described the use of catheteri…