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Casella, et al. (2014) The growing culture of a minimally fluoroscopic approach in electrophysiology lab. Journal of atrial fibrillation 7(2): 1104.

The growing culture of a minimally fluoroscopic approach in electrophysiology lab

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Author: Casella, Michela1; Russo, Eleonora1; Pizzamiglio, Francesca1;
Organizations: 1CardiacArrhythmia Research Centre, Centro CardiologicoMonzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy
2Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu
3Department of Radiology, University of Oulu
4Laboratory of immunology and functional genomics, Centro CardiologicoMonzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy
5Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
6Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive H 2146, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
7Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David"s Medical Center, Austin, TX, USA
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Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Cardiofront, 2014
Publish Date: 2018-03-12


Most of interventional procedures in cardiology are carried out under fluoroscopic imaging guidance. Besides other peri-interventional risks, radiation exposure should be considered for its stochastic (inducing malignancy) and deterministic effects on health (tissue reactions like erythema, hair loss and cataracts). In this article we analized the radiation risk from cardiovascular imaging to both patients and medical staff and discusses how customize the X-ray system and how to implement shielding measures in the cath lab. Finally, we reviewed the most recent developments and the latest findings in catheter navigation and 3D electronatomical mapping systems that may help to reduce patient and operator exposure.

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Series: Journal of atrial fibrillation
ISSN: 1941-6911
ISSN-E: 1941-6911
ISSN-L: 1941-6911
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Article number: 1104
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Copyright information: © 2014 The Authors. Creative Commons 2.5 Generic.