It is similar in the get them in/ get them out with routine diagnostic caths and interventions. (Have to keep the schedule flowing). What is new is learning all the catheters, the detailed anatomy, why a coated versus non coated stent is chosen... anticipating anything.
Now my EP lab is seperate from the cath lab, but many cath labs do pacer inserts as well, learning to scrub is a cool new skill.
Call is a bear though, our cath lab team takes 6-7 extra shifts of call a month, I am serious.
The benefit is you only have one patient in your care at a time, you are sedating them and there is no family in the proceedure room. Priceless