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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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December 2007

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Volume 15 Issue 12
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Celebrates Opening of Newly Renovated Cardiac Catheterization Lab Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center (PBGMC) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, recently celebrated the opening of its newly renovated cardiac catheterizat…
Clinical Study Shows 50% Reduction in Median Time-to-Hemostasis for Vascular Solutions’ D-Stat Dry Hemostatic Bandage Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced the published results of a 376-patient, five-center, prospective randomized U.S. clinical study…
The Emerald Coast Chapter was proud to have Dr. AlSheikh and Dr. Neilson as speakers on November 28, 2007, at the Atlas, Pensacola, Florida. The topic was Atrial Fib and its treatment options in the EP lab and the OR. The Emerald Coast Chapter SICP w…
A patient in the room is a given. Patience among the staff is not, and here is why. Constant interruptions, complete unpredictability and countless details. If you add these three things together, you come up with the wrenching and all-consuming frus…
In a TCT 2007 presentation summarizing all of the trial and registry data to date, Dr. Gregg Stone (Columbia University) concluded that the bulk of the data are largely reassuring. Would you agree? Yes, I would agree with Dr. Stone’s conclusion. The…
Correction from the original print publication: The following article is reprinted with permission from http://www.naham.org/files/public/How_to_Celebrate_and_Appreciate_Healthcare_Professionals.pdf This article was originally published by Jody Urqu…
Once mainly performed at large teaching hospitals, clinical research has spread into community hospitals, private physician offices, and independent research companies. The growth of clinical research provides hospitals and doctors the necessary tool…
T'was the night before Christmas and all through the lab, Not a creature was stirring, no patients on the slab. The catheters were hung in the guider room with care, Hoping no STEMI soon would be there. The nurses and techs all snuggled in their b…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? The first time I saw a cardiac catheterization performed I was hooked, totally fascinated. Over the last 30 years I have rarely been bored. There is always new technology, always a new ch…