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March 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 3
Disclosure: Dr. Saltiel and Dr. Fischell hold a financial interest in Ostial Solutions, Inc., which owns the Ostial Pro. Introduction As the field of interventional cardiology has continued to progress, the need for lesion-specific devices for co…
Why did you choose to work in the invasive cardiology field? Critical care nursing is one of the most stable positions when compared to any other nursing job. After 11 years, a change seemed in order. Cardiology was always a favorite subject and thi…
There is significantly more peripheral vasculature than cardiac, and often disease in one area indicates disease in another. Furthermore, many of the diagnostic and interventional procedures to treat cardiac and vascular disease are based on the same…
As the range of today’s cardiovascular procedures continues to expand and their sites of service shift, familiarity with coding and reimbursement changes is critically important to assure compliance with CMS’s regulations and appropriate integrity of…
Pegasus Lectures, Inc. presented an extensive board review courses for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Basic Science Review, Echocardiography, and American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Stenographers (ARDMS) Ultrasound Exams in…
You’ve heard about the spring cleaning. You have heard about organization. But have you heard about cleaning up your act? In the cardiac catheterization laboratory, a great deal of clutter seems to accumulate. Unnecessary items, duplicate, triplicate…
Dr. Adhir R. Shroff is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois – Chicago Medical School; Director of the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Illinois – Chicago Medical Center; and Attending Physicia…
Hemorrhagic complications of cardiac catheterization remain one of the most common adverse outcomes of the procedure. Along with cerebrovascular events and contrast-induced nephropathy, bleeding complications far outweigh the cardiovascular complicat…
Amyloidosis (am’i – loy- doh’sis) is a disease characterized by extracellular accumulation of amyloid in various organs of the body.1 The cause of this disease is the deposit of amyloid, a type of protein, that when abnormally present in the body, ca…