1 Section of Surgery and Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet4 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey
The purpose of the survey was to evaluate physician's and authorities policies and clinical practices when using occupational X-ray during ablation procedures and device implantation. This survey shows infrequent use of lead gloves, radiation absorbing pads, and lead glass cabins, but increasing use of three-dimensional mapping systems to decrease X-ray radiation hazards. Digital fluoroscopy with decreased frame rate is not used by approximately one-third of responding centres.
Europace, 2013, Vol 15, Issue 3, p. 444-6
Catheter Ablation; Defibrillators, Implantable; Europe; Fluoroscopy; Guideline Adherence; Health Surveys; Humans; Occupational Exposure; Occupational Health; Pacemaker, Artificial; Physician's Practice Patterns; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Prosthesis Implantation; Protective Clothing; Radiation Dosage; Radiation Protection; Radiography, Interventional; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Societies, Medical