Cath Lab Digest

Jun 8, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Code ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction-COVID-19: A Detailed Management Protocol

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a huge burden on global healthcare systems. The cardiovascular community, along with other specialties, is facing unprecedented pressure.

Jun 8, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
A Cath Lab Technologist’s Story During COVID-19

The first quarter of 2020 has been less than stellar, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned the lives of healthcare workers upside down.

Jun 8, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Management of Ischemic Stroke During Cardiac Catheterization: A Case Report and Literature Review

Coronary angiography and cardiac catheterization have become the gold standard for the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease. Acute ischemic stroke during or after cardiac catheterization or percutaneous cardiac intervention (PCI) is a rare but catastrophic complication with significant morbidity and mortality.

Jun 8, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
First-Year Experience With a Dedicated Venous Stent in a Community Hospital Vascular Interventional Practice

Venous disease is a significant burden on the global medical system. It encompasses a variety of acute and chronic disease processes of both the deep and superficial vein system.

May 11, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Alternative Arterial Access in the Endovascular Management of Critical Limb Ischemia

Most cardiovascular specialists realize that the majority of patients presenting with ischemic rest pain and non-healing wounds have already progressed to a multilevel occlusive arterial disease by the time they seek help.

Apr 14, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
An Ultra-Simple and Uncomplicated Decision Tree for Managing STEMI in the COVID-19 Era

The prevailing crisis with COVID-19 has unleashed a plethora of protocols, most of which are ridiculously complicated and take the reader through a labyrinth of rungs that recommend either unavailable resources or impractical pathways.

Apr 3, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
SCAI and CAIC Announce the Formation of the North American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry (NACMI)

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology (CAIC) have announced the formation of the North American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry (NACMI).

Apr 2, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Hyper Adducted Right Radial Artery (HARRA) Method to Reduce Radiation Exposure and Promote Ergonomics

Radial access continues to increase worldwide across multiple medical specialties due to its superior safety profile and presently accounts for approximately 40% of all cardiac catheterizations performed in the United States.

Mar 10, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Use of the Versatile Medtronic SilverHawk DS Plaque Excision System to Recanalize the Pedal Arterial Loop for Maximal Luminal Restoration

Current estimates suggest that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) may already affect up to 200 million people worldwide and approximately 8.5 million people in United States alone.

Mar 9, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Improving CTO PCI Outcomes Using Coronary CTA Fusion and Synchronization in the Cath Lab

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO) has been considered the final frontier in percutaneous intervention.

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