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Best Practices for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Morbidity and Mortality Conferences.

Blankenship JC, Doll JA, Latif F, Truesdell AG, Young MN, Ibebuogu UN, Vallabhajosyula S, Kadavath SM, Maestas CM, Vetrovec G, Welt F. Best Practices for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Morbidity and Mortality Conferences. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions. 2023 Mar 13; 16(5):503-514.

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Abstract:

Cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) morbidity and mortality conferences (MMCs) are a critical component of CCL quality improvement programs and are important for the education of cardiology trainees and the lifelong learning of CCL physicians and team members. Despite their fundamental role in the functioning of the CCL, no consensus exists on how CCL MMCs should identify and select cases for review, how they should be conducted, and how results should be used to improve CCL quality. In addition, medicolegal ramifications of CCL MMCs are not well understood. This document from the American College of Cardiology''s Interventional Section attempts to clarify current issues and options in the conduct of CCL MMCs and to recommend best practices for their conduct.





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