Is cath lab fluoroscopy radiation exposure dangerous?

April 25, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

With former President George W. Bush receiving a coronary stent and cardiac chest CT-scan, the topic of cath lab radiation, and whether it is dangerous, has been discussed within small circles, but not not widely in the mainstream press. Coincidentally, Emory cardiologist Reza Fazel published the first analysis of cath lab fluoroscopy time distributions from a  database of more than 1,000 hospitals. We interviewed Dr. Fazel to learn the factors associated with unnecessarily long fluoroscopy times, and the associated dangers.

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