Category Archives: Cardiologist Zone

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Should your cardiac catheterization lab be open on weekends?

For the majority of cardiology professionals working in larger hospitals, doing on-call work out of hours is just a part of every day life. Whilst most people don’t like it, it does provide staff with extra pay and the possibility of additional time off, so therefore the positives often outweigh the negatives. Whilst we know…

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Cardiac Screening in Sport

Cardiologists Questions: Should all professional sports people be screened for heart disease, and if so, how often? Following Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie in March of this year, there has been “a surge” in requests for heart screenings from young people. In your opinion… Dr Duncan Dymond Consultant Cardiologist Barts and…

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Peripheral Vascular Disease Treatment

Cardiologist Q&A: Who should perform peripheral vascular intervention: Cardiologist, Radiologist or Vascular Surgeon and why? Dr Nicholas Chalmers Consultant Vascular Radiologist Department of Radiology Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust It is much easier to address this question in the NHS environment than in countries where the operator’s livelihood is dependent on cornering as…

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CE Mark Medical Devices

Cardiologist Q&A: Is there any need for additional stents on the market, or is the latter already saturated? Should there be more rigorous testing before CE Marks are handed out? Dr Doug Fraser Consultant Cardiologist Manchester Heart Centre Manchester Royal Infirmary MANCHESTER Is there any need for additional stents on the market, or is the…

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Bioabsorbable Stents

Cardiologist Q&A: Where do you see the role of bioabsorbable stent technology in contemporary coronary intervention and what are your main concerns about it? Dr Iqbal Malik Consultant Cardiologist Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust St. Mary’s Campus, Department of Cardiology LONDON Most stent companies are now trying to develop bioabsorbable stents. Why? The increase in…

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