„Zero fluoro“ – eine Chance für mehr Frauen in der Elektrophysiologie

“Zero fluoro”—a chance for more women in electrophysiology

Zusammenfassung

Die Sorge vor Strahlenexposition beschäftigt viele junge Frauen in der Kardiologie und ist mit für die niedrige Anzahl invasiv tätiger Kolleginnen verantwortlich. Der Frauenanteil in der Elektrophysiologie ist besonders niedrig. Dabei erlauben moderne 3‑D-Mapping-Techniken heutzutage strahlenarme und sogar strahlenfreie Katheterablationen. Die Perspektive „zero fluoro“ dient nicht nur der Patientensicherheit, sondern hat auch das Potenzial, die Elektrophysiologie weiblicher zu machen.

Abstract

Many young women in cardiology are concerned about radiation exposure, and this issue contributes to the low number of female interventional cardiologists. The proportion of women in interventional electrophysiology is particularly low. However, radiation exposure during catheter ablation of arrhythmias can be minimized and even avoided completely using modern 3D mapping systems. The “zero fluoro” approach can improve patients’ safety but also motivate more women to become interventional electrophysiologists.

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Correspondence to Dr. Johanna Müller-Leisse.

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J. Müller-Leisse erhielt einen Fellowship grant von Boston Scientific und ein Honorar sowie Fortbildungsunterstützung von Medtronic. H.A.K. Hillmann gibt an, dass keine Interessenskonflikte bestehen. C. Veltmann erhielt Referentenhonorare, Reisekostenunterstützung und/oder einen Fellowship grant von Abbott, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Biotronik, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Pfizer, Zoll. D. Duncker erhielt Referentenhonorare und/oder Reisekostenunterstützung von Abbott, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Biotronik, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Pfizer, Zoll.

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Müller-Leisse, J., Hillmann, H.A.K., Veltmann, C. et al. „Zero fluoro“ – eine Chance für mehr Frauen in der Elektrophysiologie. Herzschr Elektrophys (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00399-021-00767-2

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Schlüsselwörter

  • 3-D-Mapping
  • Strahlenexposition
  • Low fluoro
  • Invasive Elektrophysiologie
  • Karrierewege

Keywords

  • 3D mapping
  • Radiation exposure
  • Low fluoro
  • Invasive electrophysiology
  • Career paths