SCAI Consensus Document on Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Pregnant Cardiologist and Technical Personnel

Patricia J M Best, Kimberly A. Skelding, Roxana Mehran, Alaide Chieffo, Vijayalakshmi Kunadian, Mina Madan, Ghada W. Mikhail, Fina Mauri, Saeko Takahashi, Junko Honye, Rosana Hernández-Antolín, Bonnie H. Weiner

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Abstract

Concerns regarding radiation exposure and its effects during pregnancy are often quoted as an important barrier preventing many women from pursuing a career in Interventional Cardiology. Finding the true risk of radiation exposure from performing cardiac catheterisation procedures can be challenging and guidelines for pregnancy exposure have been inadequate. The Women in Innovations group of Cardiologists with endorsement of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions aim to provide guidance in this publication by describing the risk of radiation exposure to pregnant physicians and cardiac catheterisation personnel, to educate on appropriate radiation monitoring and to encourage mechanisms to reduce radiation exposure. Current data do not suggest a significant increased risk to the foetus of pregnant women in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory and thus do not justify precluding pregnant physicians from performing procedures in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory. However, radiation exposure amongst pregnant physicians should be properly monitored and adequate radiation safety measures are still warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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Occupational Exposure
Cardiac Catheterization
Physicians
Radiation Monitoring
Pregnancy
Cardiology
Pregnant Women
Fetus
Cardiologists
Radiation Exposure
Guidelines
Radiation
Safety

Keywords

  • Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum
  • Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Haemoplasma
  • Haemotropic Mycoplasma
  • Real-time PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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SCAI Consensus Document on Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Pregnant Cardiologist and Technical Personnel. / Best, Patricia J M; Skelding, Kimberly A.; Mehran, Roxana; Chieffo, Alaide; Kunadian, Vijayalakshmi; Madan, Mina; Mikhail, Ghada W.; Mauri, Fina; Takahashi, Saeko; Honye, Junko; Hernández-Antolín, Rosana; Weiner, Bonnie H.

In: Heart Lung and Circulation, Vol. 20, No. 2, 02.2011, p. 83-90.

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Best, PJM, Skelding, KA, Mehran, R, Chieffo, A, Kunadian, V, Madan, M, Mikhail, GW, Mauri, F, Takahashi, S, Honye, J, Hernández-Antolín, R & Weiner, BH 2011, 'SCAI Consensus Document on Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Pregnant Cardiologist and Technical Personnel', Heart Lung and Circulation, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 83-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2010.11.006
Best, Patricia J M ; Skelding, Kimberly A. ; Mehran, Roxana ; Chieffo, Alaide ; Kunadian, Vijayalakshmi ; Madan, Mina ; Mikhail, Ghada W. ; Mauri, Fina ; Takahashi, Saeko ; Honye, Junko ; Hernández-Antolín, Rosana ; Weiner, Bonnie H. / SCAI Consensus Document on Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Pregnant Cardiologist and Technical Personnel. In: Heart Lung and Circulation. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 83-90.
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