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
Journal Article; 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