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OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the efficacy of low rate fluoroscopy at 7.5 frames/s (FPS) versus conventional 15 FPS for reduction of operator and patient radiation dose during diagnostic coronary angiography (DCA) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via the transradial approach (TRA). BACKGROUND TRA for cardiac catheterization is(More)
A meta-analysis of data on a 2 year psychological treatment in patients following a cardiac event performed by Linden et al. found no benefit on morbidity and mortality in women. Speculation included higher prevalence of obesity, physical inactivity and major depression, lower levels of social support and higher marital stress in women, and different coping(More)
BACKGROUND Riata™ and Riata ST defibrillation leads (St. Jude Medical, Sylmar, CA, USA) are susceptible to insulation defects with conductor externalization. Cine-fluoroscopy is considered to be the gold standard for the documentation of insulation defects, but similar detection rates have been reported for posterior-anterior (PA)/lateral chest x-ray (CXR)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare radiation exposure during transradial diagnostic coronary angiography (DCA) using standard single- or multi-catheters with different shapes. BACKGROUND Transradial DCA can be performed using single- or multi-catheters to canulate left and right coronary ostia. To date, it remains unknown whether there are differences in radiation(More)
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