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Rebecca Kapur
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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2007

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Volume 15 Issue 3
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) maintains that all invasive cardiovascular professionals, with or without formal cardiovascular academic training, should demonstrate knowledge and competence through education and certifica…
Gary Clifton, Marketing Manager, announced, Terumo is very excited and honored to be part of the SICP and their mission to bring education and training to their membership through their varied programs and initiatives. We feel it is essential to iden…
New Questions Post-Transradial Procedure Care We are interested in what is being done post procedure for the radial artery approach: how long until discharge? How is the site managed? What kind of dressing is used? Thank you for any help you can p…
Tryton Medical Completes Enrollment Phase of First-in-Man Study 30 Patients With Coronary Bifurcation Lesions Treated Using Company’s Side-Branch Stent Tryton Medical, Inc., a developer of stents designed to treat bifurcation lesions, announced i…
Why Do We Need Such Technology? While the currently available guide catheters, highly specialized guidewires, and transit catheters have allowed operators to gain access to distal vasculature not reachable five years ago, we still run into the case…
My name is Belinda Trollinger, RN, RCIS. I have been an RN for 23 years. I work in the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Lab at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. I am one of the charter members of the Emerald Coast Chapter of the SICP. I recentl…
What do you first tell a patient who will require treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD)? I like to begin with a discussion of the benefits and risks of each treatment option so that we can together decide if a catheter-based therapy is ideal f…
With the advent of advanced hemodynamic monitoring systems, the dependency on catheterization lab staff and physicians to perform waveform analysis and hemodynamic calculations is slowly dwindling. We no longer work in an era where new staff are sitt…
The Michigan Congenital Heart Center (MCHC), located within C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan, has earned the reputation as a national and international leader in providing comprehensive care for congenital heart patients. W…
To facilitate the transition, the hospital applied in the spring of 2005 for involvement in the Cardiovascular Patient Outcomes Research Trial (C-PORT). C-PORT was organized to gauge the feasibility of performing percutaneous coronary interventions (…