MISHC Data On Institutional Variation in Patient Radiation Doses During Transcatheter Valve Interventions Presented at SCAI 2024

Elizabeth Horn

David A. McNamara, MD, MPH presented the poster, “Institutional Variation in Patient Radiation Doses During Transcatheter Valve Interventions: A Statewide Experience,” during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions May 2nd – 4th, 2024 in Long Beach, CA.

High radiation doses during PCI have been associated with adverse health effects and vary significantly based on the performing institution. Despite rapid increases in the volume of transcatheter valvular interventions, little is known about whether radiation doses during these procedures vary between institutions.

A look at MISHC data showed wide institutional variability in patient-level radiation doses during transvalvular valvular interventions. The performing hospital has a higher impact on AK doses ≥ 2 Gy more so than any patient or procedural factors. Future interventions are needed to reduce procedural-related variation in radiation.

Co-authors are Jeremy Albright, PhD; Devraj Sukul, MD, MSc; Stanley Chetcuti, MD; Annemarie Forrest, MSN, MPH; P. Michael Grossman, MD; Raed M. Alnajjar, MD; Himanshu Patel, MD; Hitinder S. Gurm, MD; and Ryan D. Madder, MD.