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A Quality Framework for the Role of Invasive, Non‐Interventional Cardiologists in the Present‐Day Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: A Multidisciplinary SCAI/HFSA Expert Consensus Statement

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Endorsed by the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA)

The present‐day cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) is home to varied practitioners who perform both diagnostic, interventional, and complex invasive procedures. Invasive, non‐interventional cardiologists include those who perform diagnostic‐only cardiac catheterization, and also heart failure specialists who may be involved in hemodynamic assessment and in mechanical circulatory support and pulmonary hypertension specialists and transplant cardiologists. This document focuses on benchmarking quality for invasive, non-interventional practice, providing this physician community with guidance towards a patient‐centered approach to care, and offering tools for professional growth.

All authors: Suresh R. Mulukutla, MD; Joseph D. Babb, MD, MSCAI; David A. Baran, MD, FSCAI; Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, MD, FSCAI; Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FSCAI; Shelley A. Hall, MD; Henry S. Jennings III, MD, FSCAI; Navin K. Kapur, MD, FSCAI; Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI; Joel Reginelli, MD; Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD; Eric H. Yang, MD; and Joaquin E. Cigarroa, MD, FSCAI.

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