The burden and impact of sleep deprivation on both patient care and on the health of interventional cardiologists is not well understood. Due to the nature of emergent procedures occurring in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, interventionalists are prone to suffer from acute and/or chronic sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation has been associated with numerous adverse effects, such as impaired performance, cognitive deficits, reduced psychomotor vigilance, and workplace errors and injuries, among many others. Although sleep deprivation has been linked to more errors in trainees, there is paucity of data addressing outcomes in interventional cardiology. The purpose of this overview is to explore the possible impact of sleep deprivation on interventional cardiology in relation to patient care and physician health, and examine potential approaches to this issue.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine