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Cardiac Procedures by Interventional Radiologists

Discussion in 'Interventional Radiology' started by Macaroon_Berry, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Macaroon_Berry

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    Hi,
    I was wondering what cardiac procedures an Interventional Radiologist does?

    I haven't found too much through google, so if anyone has a link with a list of cardiac procedures that IR do, please share!
    Thanks
     
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  3. mcridog3

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    You can angiovac thrombi and do pe lysis but otherwise cardiac procedures left for IC
     
  4. Cardiac is done by cardiology.
     
  5. IRorBustguy

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    cardiac arterial = IC. venous interventions (and PEs) = IR
     
  6. TheRealDrDorian

    TheRealDrDorian Dr. Acula
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    The question completely depends on the practice and geography of the hospital. In a large academic institution, interventional cardiologists will be doing 100% of the coronary work, and will likely be involved in TAVRs. They also may or may not be doing PAD. They will less likely be doing AAAs.

    In private practice, I have known some interventional cardiologists doing a large amount of PAD and 'chipshot' infrarenal AAA work, in addition to standard cardiac work (coronaries, pacemakers, etc.). Some have even attempted/done renal biopsies.

    IRs in academic centers are likely not doing any coronary work. In private practice I have heard of some IRs helping with ACS call, but that's about it realistically cardiac wise.
     
  7. meister

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    If you want to do cardiac procedures go into cardiology.
     
  8. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology
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    Is this just something you heard, like second hand info, or do you know for sure of some IR doing ACS procedures?
     

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