X-Ray Exposure in Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Retrospective Analysis in 8150 Patients Over 7 Years of Activity in a Modern, Large-Volume Laboratory

Journal of the American Heart Association

8 Giugno Giu 2018 6 months ago
  • Casella M, Dello Russo A, Russo E, Catto V, Pizzamiglio F, Zucchetti M, Majocchi B, Riva S, Vettor G, Dessanai MA, Fassini G, Moltrasio M, Tundo F, Vignati C, Conti S, Bonomi A, Carbucicchio C, Tondo C

Only a few studies have systematically evaluated fluoroscopy data of electrophysiological and device implantation procedures. Aims of this study were to quantify ionizing radiation exposure for electrophysiological/device implantation procedures in a large series of patients and to analyze the x-ray exposure trend over years and radiation exposure in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation considering different technical aspects.

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1. Casella M, Dello Russo A, Russo E, Catto V, Pizzamiglio F, Zucchetti M, Majocchi B, Riva S, Vettor G, Dessanai MA, Fassini G, Moltrasio M, Tundo F, Vignati C, Conti S, Bonomi A, Carbucicchio C, Di Biase L, Natale A, Tondo C. X-Ray Exposure in Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Retrospective Analysis in 8150 Patients Over 7 Years of Activity in a Modern, Large-Volume Laboratory. J Am Heart Assoc 2018 May 22;7(11). pii: e008233. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.008233. → Download PDF