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

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Volume 15 Issue 4
This is a popular question and has been asked at nearly every review course in which I have participated. While the exact scope of what you need to know about the catheters referenced on the exam is too much information for this short article, we can…
This is a story of the marriage between two very different worlds; a modern, cutting-edge cath lab and a gracious classical guitar by the name of Carmen. It also illustrates the value of such a marriage. Of how two such opposite worlds illuminate the…
The Emerald Coast Chapter The Emerald Coast Chapter would like to welcome all cardiovascular professionals in Northwest Florida to join us for our local chapter meetings. Please contact us at angiermark (at) aol. com See you soon! Angie Bowles,…
New Questions Free-standing Cath Labs I am looking for data on free-standing diagnostic cath lab expense benchmarks. I need this information for the purposes of doing a business evaluation of a cath lab. I was wondering if anyone has this type of…
SPIRIT III Clinical Trial Demonstrates Positive Performance for Both Taxus® and Promus Drug-Eluting Stent Systems Results of the pivotal SPIRIT III clinical trial reaffirmed prior safety and efficacy data for the Taxus® Express2 Paclitaxel-Eluting C…
CircuLite Closes $20 million Series B Private Placement Funding Foundation Medical Partners Led Round CircuLite Incorporated, a medical device company focused on the development of a proprietary circulatory assist technology for the management of c…
Held at SCAI’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, May 9, the Judkins Cardiac Imaging Symposium offers a comprehensive mix of both fundamentals and innovations from the basic need-to-know imaging facts and techniques to…
Case Presentation and Description of Technique A 63-year-old gentleman underwent diagnostic cardiac catheterization at an outside hospital for acute coronary syndrome. He was found to have an eccentric, 95% right coronary AOL with preserved left ven…
Drug-eluting stents (DES) were introduced in 2002. Why is this technology considered revolutionary for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD)? The primary reason DES have such a major impact on the treatment of CAD is the marked improvement…