Kenneth Stevens, MD
To the Editor: I noticed that the recent article (1) and accompanying editorial (2) on work-related carpal tunnel syndrome did not mention an under-reported group of people: those involved with invasive cardiology. In our large multispecialty group, a number of cardiologists as well as cardiovascular technicians have the condition. Some of them have required constant splinting or a change in job whereas others have needed carpal tunnel release. This aspect of the syndrome appears related to the the performance of intra-aortic balloon pump and sheath removal for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. At Marshfield, we are currently pursuing
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Stevens K. The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Cardiologists. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-10-796_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(10):796.
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