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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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January 2008

Volume 16 Issue 1
This monthly column in Cath Lab Digest reviews important points of distinction in drug-eluting stents (DES), from characteristics to techniques, to provide valuable and relevant information about this revolutionary technology. What was the motivatio…
Happy New Year! Hopefully your new year’s resolution includes not only improving yourself, but facilitating improvement in the skills of your staff and department as well. There are so many ways you can help the educational growth of your team and st…
“Sometimes the cardiologists perform an ACT exam when the patient comes to the cath lab from the emergency room, and sometimes they wait and perform the test after the patient has had a heparin bolus. Why?” — CVT student, Houston, TX I’ll…
A 59-year-old man with high blood pressure has progressive angina over the last six weeks. The patient’s angina occurs while brushing his teeth as well as during easy walking. He is admitted for cardiac catheterization immediately after an office vis…
How big of a problem is contrast-induced nephropathy in the cath lab? Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has traditionally been somewhat ignored. Only in the last few years has there been some light shed on this complication. We knew as early as 10…
What is the size of your cath lab facility and number of staff members? Central Baptist is a 374-bed tertiary hospital. The invasive cardiology department includes 5 cardiac cath labs, 3 electrophysiology (EP) labs and a 28-bed observation unit.…