Medpage Today Op-ed: Take a Stand on Cath Lab Occupational Health Hazards
Medpage Today

Medpage Today Op-ed: Take a Stand on Cath Lab Occupational Health Hazards

In a recent MedPage Today Op-ed, Dr. Lloyd Klein discusses the serious occupational hazards interventional cardiologists face to provide life-saving procedures to their patients. Until recently, these hazards have been downplayed, but as evidence mounts suggesting increased risk of orthopedic injury, cancer, and cataracts, there is a new focus on finding comprehensive ways to protect physicians and staff while maintaining a high standard of care. Dr. Klein emphasizes the need for physicians to take a stand against these risks and to work with organizations to develop new techniques and methods of protection.

Cath Lab Occupational Hazard

Cath Lab Occupational Hazard Spotlight: Orthopedic Injuries

The latest issue of Cardiology Today's Interventions includes a spotlight on the occupational hazards that persist in the cath lab. One featured article specifically highlights the prevalence of orthopedic injuries among physicians and cath lab staff. "Good people are shortening their careers needlessly and paying potentially for life. It is time to focus on this problem," said Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute. As awareness for this risk continues to grow, new technologies designed to reduce radiation exposure and orthopedic strain, such as the CorPath Vascular Robotic System, will play an increasingly important role in improving the daily lives of those suffering from orthopedic injury in the cath lab.

CorPath System

CorPath System and Benefits of Robotic-assisted PCI to be featured at CVIT 2015 in Japan

Corindus recently announced that Augusto D. Pichard, M.D., interventional cardiologist at Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center, will discuss how robotic-assisted PCIs are applied in a modern cath lab during a presentation entitled "Robotic Coronary Angioplasty" at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics: CVIT 2015 in Fukuoka City, Japan, on July 30th. Attending physicians will also be able to participate in a hands-on demonstration of the CorPath System in the expo hall.

SDCI 2015

Highlights from the San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions Conference: Robotics & High Risk

The first annual San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions (SDCI) Conference was held on July 11th and featured talks from leading physicians from across the country on the integration of robotic PCI, OCT, FFR and IVUS in contemporary interventional medicine and highlighted new approaches for treating PCI with robotics as well as treatments for chronic total occlusions, left ventricular dysfunction requiring hemodynamic support, and other types of complex procedures. Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud also performed 2 live cases that were transmitted from the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. These cases highlighted the value and applicability of robotics during complex procedures, including one high-risk case requiring the use of a ventricular assist device, where both the precision and protection capabilities of the CorPath System were important factors.


Upcoming Events

Arkansas Heart Summit
Arkansas Heart Summit

August 21-22, 2015

Little Rock, AR

TCT 2015
TCT 2015

October 11-15, 2015

San Francisco, CA

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