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

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Volume 15 Issue 11
The August Indiana Chapter meeting was held at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis and as always, we enjoyed great topics, good discussions and, most importantly, excellent comradeship. We learned about closure devices, a topic presented by Ed Mo…
Some time ago, a patient remarked after the completion of his exam that he had rarely seen such a smooth execution of duties. He had apparently been watching our activities closely and come to the conclusion that in spite of the variety of tasks and…
As volumes had increased at the Flordia Hospital cath lab, frequent delays and bottlenecks had become more common, prompting a growing chorus of complaints from physicians and patients. Patients would be upset about having to wait too long for an ava…
The Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential is increasingly becoming a standard in cath labs. As governmental agencies and healthcare insurance companies look for a standard of care or minimal credentialing, the RCIS is the mo…
The open position is a perfect match to your skill set and experience, and you meet all the application criteria. How can you maximize the results of the face-to-face time? How can you prepare yourself to best perform under the pressure of your first…
Tryton Medical’s Side-Branch Stent Demonstrates Unparalleled 6-Month Angiographic Restenosis Reductions Professor Patrick Serruys, MD, PhD, Presents Cardialaysis Core Laboratory Review of Tryton 1(First-in-Man Study) (n=30): No Side-Branch Restenos…
New Questions Ambulation, T&S Questions 1. Does anyone ambulate patients to the lab (elective outpatients only)? Do they have criteria to assist with the decision to wheel or walk? 2. Do other labs require a type and screen on all patients pr…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? Honestly, I just wanted to learn more about cardiology. I had seen the surgical aspect and I wanted to experience the less invasive side of cardiology. I had no idea it would lead to a ca…
It provides a very easy-to-interpret value that helps physicians determine the significance of a coronary lesion seen on angiography. Its most important role is to help us to understand whether or not a lesion is capable of resulting in ischemia. Thi…