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Rebecca Kapur, Managing Editor, Cath Lab Digest
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March 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 3
Baystate Cardiology's most recent digital lab installation was the Siemens Artis zee digital cath lab. Dr. Schweiger and Dr. Giugliano discuss how the lab makes it easier to visualize the femoral head to help with sheath insertion, as well as its erg…
What are “cardiac perfusion MRI” and “delayed enhancement imaging”? Perfusion imaging with MRI is very similar to perfusion imaging with nuclear tracers (single photon emission computed tomography [SPECT] imaging or positron emission tomography [PE…
This month’s review of the recently published work from Ottawa, Canada, entitled ‘A Citywide Protocol for Primary PCI in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Elevation’(NEJM, 2008; 358:231–240, see article abstract on next page), provides an opportunity t…
On a recent visit to a hospital on the mid-California coast, a senior cardiologist and director of the cardiac cath lab at a community hospital asked me, ‘How do I manage it when a doctor seems to be taking an excessively long time to perform a CTO a…
IntroductionDuring President Bush’s final State of the Union address January 29, 2008, he stated that Americans’ primary concern is the economic future of the United States. This has been evident in almost every aspect of our home life, from median h…
My left arm hurts – I don’t feel well Think I better sit down for a spell Starting to sweat – I know something is wrong Upon my chest feels like King Kong I grabbed the phone to dial 9-1-1 Fumbling with the numbers But I couldn’t dial…not one!…
Bayer HealthCare Affiliate MEDRAD and Possis Medical Sign Definitive Merger Agreement Bayer HealthCare affiliate MEDRAD, Inc., of Warrendale, PA and Possis Medical, Inc., of Minneapolis, MN, have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant…
Abstract Background. If primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is performed promptly, the procedure is superior to fibrinolysis in restoring flow to the infarct-related artery in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. T…
Congratulations to Brad Loyd, RCIS, of Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas, for passing the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) exam! Alan McPherson, manager of the invasive labs, writes, “We are very proud of his accomplishment.”…