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

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Volume 15 Issue 10
Few Americans Aware of Dangerous Peripheral Arterial Disease Three out of four people aren't aware of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), affecting approximately 8 million Americans, according to a new study published in Circulation: Journal of the A…
Yes, it is important to understand how breathing affects pressure waveforms to obtain the most accurate readings. To do this, we have to revisit the basic mechanics of normal respiration. Let’s bring out an experiment that you should remember from…
Carnegie Institute was recently privileged to have a visit by the Boston Scientific (Natick, MA) simulation van and the SimSuite (Medical Simulation Corporation, Denver, CO) hands-on demonstration team. Our invasive cardiovascular technology (CVT) in…
Attendance is voluntary, but students enrolled in our Accelerated Cardiovascular Technology Training Program (through our affiliation with Howard Community College in Maryland) and less-experienced staff are strongly encouraged to participate. Many o…
MARCH 2007 The Angiographic Step-Up and Step-Down: A Surrogate for Optimal Stent Expansion by Intravascular Ultrasound Haldis TA, Fenster B, Gavlick K, et al. Background. Standard high-pressure stent implantation frequently results in suboptimal…
Re: Question Gauging Interest in Cardiology Physician Extender Program Dear Sir or Ma'am, I would definitely have an interest in the development of a cardiology physician extender program. I supervise a cath lab in an Army Medical Center, and I kn…
By combining a realistic environment for fluoroscopy with a radiological/ cross-sectional anatomical reference tool, Vycaria's virtual cath lab viewer (VCL) may help to: Increase the efficiency and safety of diagnostic and interventional procedure…
How important is the impression you make with your resume? What elements can cause a resume to "stand out" among the rest? In this month’s column, we will address these and other questions about making sure the first impression you have on a potentia…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? For me, the cath lab is the best place to work. Where else in life can you get instant gratification and patient satisfaction? Can you describe your role in the cath lab? I have had a…