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

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Volume 15 Issue 5
Yes, they often do. We'll try to explain why, briefly. A detailed explanation of the ECG identification of what is non-compensatory versus compensatory can be complex and is beyond the scope of this article. We would like to know whether the cause…
The 2007 Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill, or CARE bill, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., on March 30. The bill is supp…
How can a perfectly healthy woman wind up in a cath lab in the middle of the night? Case study: A 52-year-old woman with no cardiac history, non-smoker, non-diabetic, some family history, height and weight appropriate and physically active, arriv…
RCIS Cruise Review. Enjoy a group cruise discount with the Emerald Coast Chapter. Let Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) cook your Thanksgiving dinner while we help you prepare for the RCIS test. The Emerald Coast Chapter of the SICP is inviting everyone…
In 1978, Dr. Gruentzig performed the first PTCA cases in the United States with Dr. Richard Myler in San Francisco and Dr. Simon Stertzer in New York. If you currently work in a cath lab, chances are you have heard of Dr. Gruentzig, who unfortunat…
Spectranetics Announces Commercial Availability of Turbo Elite Product Line Spectranetics Corporation announced the commercial availability of the Turbo elite product line for excimer laser ablation to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). Driven b…
Do you think drug-eluting stents (DES) would have made a major difference? No, not a major difference. Everything always tends to balance out. Obviously, everyone is well aware of the recent concerns about late and very late stent thrombosis with DE…
The field of interventional cardiology has drastically evolved over the past 30 years. Where have you seen the most evolution? From my standpoint, the evolution from angioplasty to stenting has had the most impact on the field of interventional card…
On March 31-April 1, 2007, Wake Medical Center (WakeMed) in Raleigh, North Carolina continued its long tradition of supporting cath lab professional education by hosting its second Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Board Review Cou…
This article is reprinted with permission from J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2007;19:113-122. It is available online at: http://www.invasivecardiology.com/articles/hand-held-device-measure-oxygen-uptake-performance-characteristics-patient-selection-and