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Radiation Exposure Damages - Interventional Cardiologists experience the highest amounts of radiation exposure of any medical professional.1 Chronic low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation has been linked to radiation illness including increased risk of the following:

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1. Roguin A, et al. Brain tumours among interventional cardiologists: a cause for alarm? Report of four new cases from two cities and a review of the literature. Eurointervention 2012;7:1081-1086.

2. Vano E, et al. Radiation-associated lens opacities in catheterization personnel: results of a survey and direct assessments. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology 2013;2: 197-204.

3. Dehmer G, et al. Occupational Hazards for Interventional Cardiologists, The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions; 2006;68, 6, 974-976.

4. Andreassi M, et al. Subclinical carotid atherosclerosis and early vascular aging from long-term low-dose ionizing radiation exposure: a genetic, telomere, and vascular ultrasound study in cardiac catheterization laboratory staff. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2015; 8:616-27.

5. Goldstein J, et al. Occupational hazards of interventional cardiologists: prevalence of orthopedic health problems in contemporary practice. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2004; 63:407-211. 15558765

6. Weisz G, et al. Safety and Feasibility of Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: PRECISE Study. J American College of Cardiol, 2013, Vol 61, No. 15: 1596-1600.