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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Radiation Safety During Interventions of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion

Author(s): Phillip Tran, Hung Phan, Sara R. Shah, Faisal Latif and Thach Nguyen

Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015

Page: [314 - 316] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X11666150909112057

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During percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO), prolonged procedures increase the risk of excessive radiation exposure. These situations harbor a major concern to protect patients and personnel in the cardiac interventional laboratory (CCL). Important questions regarding radiation safety for interventional cardiologists performing PCI for CTO lesions are discussed and concrete applications are suggested.

Keywords: Chronic total occlusion, radiation safety, percutaneous coronary intervention.

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