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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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October 2006

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Volume 14 Issue 10
PCI Evolves, Bringing New Problems for Operators PCI has evolved significantly during the last quarter century. According to a market report prepared by Morgan Stanley, the number of global PCI procedures is expected to exceed 2.6 million cases by 2…
While catheterization has become the staple of minimally invasive cardiac interventional procedures, new methodologies go beyond capabilities that were unheard of a few years ago. The continued trend toward less invasive interventional procedures dep…
Bifurcation lesions are common and have been reported to make up approximately 23% of currently treated lesions. In a series capturing ‘real world’ experience with drug-eluting stents, bifurcation lesions were associated with a greater than six-fold…
In 1988, Alton Memorial Hospital, a 222-bed non-profit community hospital, opened a diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab to supplement non-invasive testing, which included holter monitoring, echocardiography, and nuclear and pharmacologic stress te…
Our staff includes 16 members total. Nine are registered radiology technologists, five of which hold the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Professional (RCIS) credential. Two techs work in both EP and cath. Our lab also includes 7 registered nurses,…
Two carotid artery stent systems consisting of a self-expanding stent and compatible embolic protection filter device have marketing clearance by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Guidant Corporation Acculink® Carotid Stent Sy…