based on the 3rd edition of the
In order to help support hospitals to have a modern, state of the art layout and operation
of their cardiac catheter laboratories and hybrid operating theatres, the German Cardiology
Society published the 3rd edition of the Guideline in February 2015.
This guideline deals with organizational, technical, constructional, and legal requirements
for the layout and operation of cardiac catheter laboratories and hybrid operating theatres.
MAVIG has created an informational flyer to give you an orientation with respect to the current
state of technology and the many opportunities in radiation protection, incorporating the recommendations of the German Cardiac Society.
Read the Informational Flyer from MAVIG online.
The Authors of the Guideline
V. Schächinger, B. Levenson, M. Kelm
The Clinical Commission of the German Cardiology Society (DGK)
H. Nef, H. Eggebrecht, H. Mudra, C.K. Naber, H. Rittger
The Interventional Cardiology Working Group of the DGK
C. Butter, I. Deisenhofer, L. Eckardt
The Rhythmology Working Group of the DGK
The German Society for Thoracic, Cardiac, and Vascular Surgery (DGTHG)
V. Schächinger, H. Nef, S. Achenbach et al. (2015)
Guidelines to establish and operate catheterization laboratories and hybrid
operating rooms/hybrid laboratories, 3rd edition 2015, Kardiologe 2015 • 9:89–123
A free download of the guideline can be downloaded on the website of the German
Cardiology Society „Guidelines to establish and operate catheterization laboratories
and hybrid operating rooms/hybrid laboratories”:
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