Cardiovascular Evaluation of the Worker and Workplace: A Practical Guide for Clinicians – CHAPTER 8

by Karen Belkic, Peter Schnall and Mira Ugljesic

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Unlike several other branches of medicine, (e.g., pulmonology), primary cardiology has yet to fully develop a discipline of occupational cardiology. The authors outline an approach for including a focused occupational history in the CV work-up and present a graded, risk-stratified algorithm for occupational cardiologic assessment. This work-up can help clinicians make specific recommendations concerning working conditions, as these impact upon the patient’s CV status.

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