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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Cote : 94-0102095
Code Inist : 002B24A03. Création : 199406.