Documento di posizione SICI-GISE sugli standard e linee guida per i laboratori di diagnostica e interventistica cardiovascolare

Translated title of the contribution: SICI-GISE position paper on standards and guidelines for diagnostic and catheterization laboratories

Sergio Berti, Emanuela Piccaluga, Alfredo Marchese, Ferdinando Varbella, Gennaro Sardella, Gian Battista Danzi, Alessandro Salvi, Alberto Cremonesi, Antonella Merelli, Lorenzo Ciarma, Beatrice Magro, Francesco Bedogni

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Abstract

In the last few years, the activity of cath labs has undergone some notable changes, at present largely focusing on diagnosis and invasive therapy of a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases. Technological and pharmacological advances have allowed for procedures to be performed in patients who are increasingly complex, and cath labs have become the preferred venue for endovascular treatment of coronary artery disease, in particular acute coronary syndrome, as well as the treatment of structural heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. This position paper is an update of the 1996 and 2008 versions, given the present level of experience and the situation in Italy. It aims to provide the quality standards required to maintain adequate conditions of know-how and safety, as well as the structural and organizational requirements that are fundamental to obtain the best possible use of human and technological resources. Position papers should be a stimulus and guide for operators in the field as well as for those who govern health policies. This should allow for an improved and more rational allocation of cath labs in Italy, based on the real need for procedures and an optimal distribution and organization of the cardiovascular emergency networks while respecting the minimum standards of care.

Translated title of the contributionSICI-GISE position paper on standards and guidelines for diagnostic and catheterization laboratories
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)590-600
Number of pages11
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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    Berti, S., Piccaluga, E., Marchese, A., Varbella, F., Sardella, G., Danzi, G. B., Salvi, A., Cremonesi, A., Merelli, A., Ciarma, L., Magro, B., & Bedogni, F. (2015). Documento di posizione SICI-GISE sugli standard e linee guida per i laboratori di diagnostica e interventistica cardiovascolare. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 16(10), 590-600. https://doi.org/10.1714/2028.22050