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Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jan 1;79(1):68-70.

Prevalence of spinal disc disease among interventional cardiologists.

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Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20037, USA.

Abstract

A suspected, but undocumented, excess of axial skeletal disease among interventional cardiologists (possibly a consequence of lead apron use) was investigated by comparing questionnaire responses from cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and rheumatologists (n = 714). Cardiologists reported more neck and back pain, more subsequent time lost from work, and a higher incidence of cervical disc herniations, as well as multiple level disc disease (all p <0.01): "interventionalist's disc disease" is a confirmed entity.

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