A "prospective" and "retrospective" view of the hazards of a career in interventional cardiology

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov;86(5):925-6. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26245.


Surveyed interventional cardiologists reported frequent occupation-related health hazards including orthopedic injury (49.4%), radiation-related skin disease (4.8%), cataracts (5.5%), and hematologic and malignant conditions (4.8%) Further advances are needed to increase operator and staff safety to prevent future orthopedic injuries and radiation-related diseases. Each individual interventional cardiologist needs to weigh the hazards of the profession with the benefits which are substantial as well.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology*
  • Humans
  • Occupational Exposure / prevention & control*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiation Protection
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome