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Thomas R Porter

safety of a cardiac physiologist performing, and interpreting , the DSEs of 300 patients undergoing DSE for the detection of inducible reversible ischemia, myocardial viability, and valvular heart disease ( 6 ). Although the expected complications of

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Brian Campbell, Shaun Robinson, and Bushra Rana

include cardiac physiologists, clinical scientists, radiographers, nurses and doctors. Most echocardiograms are performed by cardiac physiologists (CP) or clinical scientists (CS). A number of titles for this particular workforce has evolved over time

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Theodoros Ntoskas, Farhanda Ahmad, and Paul Woodmansey

drugs are administered by a nurse or doctor. The SE service in our centre was initially established in 2009 by a consultant echocardiographer, who is also a registered cardiac physiologist, with support from the consultant cardiologists and with drug

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Jamal N Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Tamseel Fatima, Leah Michael, Andreea Mihai, Zeeshan Mustafa, Kully Sandhu, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, and Grant Heatlie

echocardiography PLSE was introduced at UHNM in August 2013. The physiologist-led ESE team consisted of 2 cardiac physiologists. TG acquired and interpreted the studies and had BSE Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography accreditation, competence in contrast

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Guy Lloyd

is the role of dedicated cardiac physiologists, who undertake and independently report most of the scans in the country. The BSE is a genuine joint venture between the medical and the scientific professional groups. Recent career development for

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Rakhee Hindocha, David Garry, Nadia Short, Tom E Ingram, Richard P Steeds, Claire L Colebourn, Keith Pearce, Vishal Sharma, and the Accreditation and Education Committees of the British Society of Echocardiography

significant challenges for echocardiographic departments in meeting these standards. First, in the UK, the majority of echocardiograms are performed within echocardiography departments by highly trained cardiac physiologists. Many of these departments are

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Keith Pearce and John Chambers

cardiac physiologist’. He reminds us ‘that the biggest danger associated with dobutamine stress echocardiography is in misinterpreting the data obtained…’. Did Ntoskas et al . ( 2 ) really misinterpret the data? Dr Porter states that 7 patients with

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A R J Mitchell, R Hurry, P Le Page, and H MacLachlan

standardised screening using a focused medical history, a physical examination, a 12-lead ECG and an HHCU device. Clinical practitioners performed the history and physical examination. Cardiac physiologists, who were blinded to the history and physical

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Jenna Smith, Sarah Waters, Brian Campbell, and John Chambers

Clinical scientists (cardiac physiologists, sonographers, echocardiographers) perform most of the echocardiograms requested in the USA, the UK, Australia and many countries in Europe. Clinical scientists do not usually communicate the results of

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Nam Tran, Chun Shing Kwok, Sadie Bennett, Karim Ratib, Grant Heatlie, and Thanh Phan

statement Nam Tran is the main and first author of this case report. Authors who reviewed the articles are Dr Chun Shing Kwok, Dr Thanh Phan and cardiac physiologist Sadie Bennett who also helped to obtain imagings of this case report. We have permission