Efficacy of RADPAD® protection drape in reducing radiation exposure to the primary operator during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Minerva cardioangiologica | 23 Apr 2015
D Sharma, A Ramsewak, G Manoharan and MS Spence
The efficacy of RADPAD ® (a sterile, lead–free drape) has been demonstrated to reduce the scatter radiation to the primary operator during fluoroscopic procedures. However, the use of the RADPAD ® during TAVI procedures has not been studied. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is now an established treatment for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are deemed inoperable or at high risk for conventional surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). Consequently the radiation exposure to the patient and the interventional team from this procedure has become a matter of interest and importance. Methods to reduce radiation exposure to the interventional team during this procedure should be actively investigated.
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