Just wondering if anyone works at a childrens hospital in a cath lab...what sort of procedures do you see the most? I am currently working ER, did an externship in adult cath during school, and have had short talk with childrens cath lab manager regarding a potential position. Just curious how it differs from adults?
Jul 11, '10
I have only worked in an adult cath lab but I'll take a stab at it:
Depending on if it's a large hospital and what services are offered you may see
* cardiac caths (for anomalies; check out http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/h...dia/anomalies/
* cardiac biopsies (if transplants are done, to monitor for rejection post transplant)
* EP studies/ablations
* percutaneous repair of VSD or ASD
Hope this helps, and good luck to you, whether you decide to join the cath lab staff or not!
Jul 12, '10
Our children's cath lab does all of the above except for biopsies.