American Heart Association

Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure may increase health problems

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare professionals performing X-ray guided cardiovascular procedures may have a higher risk for health problems including orthopedic illness, cataracts, skin lesions and cancers, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

The findings are based on an Italian survey of 466 […]

April 12th, 2016|Categories: Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure may increase health problems

Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging

People should understand why a heart-imaging test is needed before undergoing the procedure, including the benefits and risks involved, such as the potential long-term risk from radiation exposure, advises a new scientific statement in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“When medical imaging is being considered, patients should feel very […]

September 29th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging

Complex heart imaging tests may raise children’s lifetime cancer risk

Radiation from standard X-rays doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most children, but  it can for those who have complex heart disease and are exposed to large cumulative doses, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 who had heart surgery at Duke University […]

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