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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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January 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 1
Answer or pose a question at cathlabdigest@aol.com. Pressure Tubing Open? I am a critical care nurse by background. For years, I have learned through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) that pressure tubing should never be left o…
Abiomed Receives FDA Approval for the Combination iPulse™ Circulatory Support System Abiomed, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for U.S. commercial distribution of the company’s combination…
Professionally, I have been a registered nurse since 1995, and have worked in cardiology the entire time. I started in the Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology (EP) and Specials Lab in 2001, and took on the role of supervisor in early 2005. Personally, I…
Introduction This article is written for cath lab staff and physicians. It is written for the government agencies and insurance carriers that look for ways to prevent injury and must pay the bills for those injuries that happen anyway. It is written…
The Emerald Coast Chapter of the SICP held a meeting in Pensacola, Florida on November 28, 2007. Dr. AlSheikh and Dr. Neilson spoke on atrial fibrillation therapies in the electrophysiology lab and in the OR. The meeting was well attended by over 45…
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) held a signature Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) review course as part of the New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) 2007 conference, held September 5-7, 2007, in New Orlean…
My name is Cassidy Lilienthal. I am a second-year cardiovascular student at Spokane Community College (SCC) in Washington state. The invasive cardiovascular program at SCC started in Spokane around the late 1970’s. The program is the only Commission…
Case Study A 66-year-old female presented to the ED complaining of 8/10 retrosternal chest pain and dyspnea. She was triaged quickly and her initial ECG, done within minutes of arrival, showed possible lateral infarct, T wave inversion in the precord…
There is nothing like a nice snowstorm in Portland to get you started writing an article. It doesn’t snow in Portland, you say? Well, sometimes it does, and the effect is total chaos. The end result is a three-hour transportation delay and time to wr…
Commentary: I. ‘False Positives’ In the December 2007 issue of Cath Lab Digest, I provided an editorial comment to the exceptional quality of scientific work that was performed with short door-to-balloon (D2B) ST-elevation myocardial infarction (S…