Journal article

Sustainable cardiac services-From the catheterization laboratory to the operating room and beyond

F McGain, NR Cox, SS Cecchin, S McAlister, PR Barach

Progress in Pediatric Cardiology | Published : 2012

Abstract

Economic and environmental sustainability are essential to maintaining delivery of high quality healthcare. Numerous medical innovations in recent times demonstrate that modern cardiovascular care is in quick and constant flux. Examples are the novel minimally-invasive interventions, improved disease management in heart failure, innovative methods in atrial fibrillation ablation or the personalized medicine approach in cardiomyopathies. Healthcare's predilection, however, for a single use oil-based plastics and metalware are unsustainable in the long run (even considering a 50. year time frame, let alone 1000. years). Sustainability is not an isolated competency of clinical practice, but ins..

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