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  1. Use of a remotely controlled mechanical pump for coronary arteriography : a study of radiation exposure and quality implications.

    Article - En anglais

    Background-Exposure to radiation is a hazard of invasive cardiology.

    To minimise the risk it is essential to keep the doses received as low as possible.

    Aim-To assess the effect on cardiologist radiation exposure and the quality of coronary artery opacification of the use of a remotely controlled mechanical pump for coronary arteriography.

    A secondary aim was to assess any disadvantages and safety.

    Methods-319 patients were randomised to have coronary arteriography carried out with contrast injected either by hand or by a remotely controlled mechanical pump.

    Six cardiologists participated: two catheter laboratories were used and both brachial and femoral approaches were included.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Angiocardiographie, Exposition professionnelle, Rayon X, Prévention, Pompe, Distance, Médecin, Source RX, Médecine travail, Homme, Radiodiagnostic

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Angiocardiography, Occupational exposure, X ray, Prevention, Pump, Distance, Physician, X ray source, Occupational medicine, Human, Radiodiagnosis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0102095

    Code Inist : 002B24A03. Création : 199406.