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July 31, 2012
Registry data regarding patients with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) was recently published in Circulation.1 Cath Lab Digest talks with Pam Mace, RN, FMD patient, Executive Director, Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America, Rocky River, Ohio, about the registry and her long experience with FMD.
June 29, 2012
Sally Madden’s “An alternative treatment approach to mitral regurgitation” appeared in the November 2011 issue of Nursing Standard.1 Ms. Madden discusses transcatheter mitral valve repair and her experiences in taking care of these patients.The MitraClip (Abbott Vascular) received CE Mark approval in 2008. It is not yet approved for use in the United States.
May 31, 2012
Along with Kawkab Shishani, PhD, Drs Froelicher and Madan published an article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing1 based on their experience caring for patients with coronary artery disease. We talk with them about the psychosocial concerns that can be suffered by these patients, how depression should be assessed in patients with heart disease, and how cath labs can help.
March 28, 2012
CardioSolution offers a “hybrid” solution to rural or regional hospitals with diagnostic-only cath labs. What does that mean?Perrin Peacock, CEO: We guarantee comprehensive interventional cardiology service lines, specifically to rural and regional hospitals. Our unique model allows us to attract the most talented and experienced interventional cardiologists in the country, and we bring those…
February 1, 2012
Cath Lab Digest talks with Henry E. Wang, MD, MS, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.The only Level 1 trauma center in Alabama, the 908-bed University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital initially implemented a therapeutic hypothermia program in the spring of 2009. Dr. Wang and colleagues…