Prevalence of spinal disc disease among interventional cardiologists.

  title={Prevalence of spinal disc disease among interventional cardiologists.},
  author={A. H. McL Ross and Jerome M. Segal and David Borenstein and Elaine Jenkins and S B Cho},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={79 1},
A suspected, but undocumented, excess of axial skeletal disease among interventional cardiologists (possibly a consequence of lead apron use) was investigated by comparing questionnaire responses from cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and rheumatologists (n = 714). Cardiologists reported more neck and back pain, more subsequent time lost from work, and a higher incidence of cervical disc herniations, as well as multiple level disc disease (all p <0.01): "interventionalist's disc disease" is a… CONTINUE READING

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