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December 2007

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Volume 15 Issue 12
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…
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…
New Questions for December 2007 No. of Peripheral IVs How many peripheral IVs are inserted prior to catheterization procedures? We have always placed two, but some in our lab feel it is not necessary, and others feel it is. We were hoping to get s…
Beta-blockers are used for a variety of different situations. You will see them used for heart rate control, blood pressure management, long-term angina treatment and cardiomyopathy, just to name a few. This topic can generally be a 2- to 3-hour lect…
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…