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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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January 2007

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Volume 15 Issue 1
SICP members receive a complimentary subscription of Cath Lab Digest. The society also provides the opportunity for members to submit articles to be published in CLD which can lead to fellowship status in the SICP. It is an exciting time to be i…
Non-SICP member cost is $100; SICP member charge (and student charge) is $50. The education hours for this program are 8 RN/8 RT(R) State of Florida/HRS. Please contact Mark Bowles at angiermark@aol.com. You must be a 2007 current SICP member to rece…
The HSRT has actively opposed the CARE Bill over the last 4 years (a timeline and other information is posted at www.hsrt.org). The HSRT Board was neutral during the HSRT membership vote. The HSRT Board decided to allow its membership to vote on whet…
The FDA panel met on December 7-8, 2006. Over the course of their meeting, it was agreed that the use of DES is not detrimental in approved cases. The panel acknowledged the data showed that DES did increase the likelihood of clot formation in some p…
Extended Use of Clopidogrel in Patients with Drug-Eluting Stents Associated with Lower Risk of Death or MI For patients with drug-eluting stents who are event-free at six months follow-up, the extended use of clopidogrel is associated with a signifi…
There are a number of different ways to pull sheaths and it would be helpful for you to learn the techniques of each. The end result will be the same; the idea is to be as proficient as possible with each of the techniques. I like the techniques that…
The Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) will host the 2007 Cardiovascular Leadership Conference (CLC), to be held March 22-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference. This year’s CLC will uni…
The current definition of stent thrombosis, as put forward by Dr. Donald Cutlip and the Academic Research Consortium at the October 2006 TCT meeting, places subacute thrombosis occurring in the first 30 days, late thrombosis occurring after one month…
We all have a peripheral lab that can be used for coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures. Our recovery area is a separate unit with 14 bays, of which five are used to admit outpatients. We have 23 licensed staff: 15 RNs (1 is RN, RCIS)…
Two cannulae are inserted: one long, 21F cannula in the left atrium, and one (15 or 17F and sometimes two 12F arterial cannulae) in the femoral artery. The cannulae are connected to the pump, which is driven by an electromagnetic motor. The pump is c…