Best Practices in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

May 2, 2016

Last Updated Month/Year

August 1, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To provide a consensus opinion on “best practices” as goals for cardiac cathereization laboratory implementation

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D003324 - Coronary Artery Disease, D017023 - Coronary Angiography


stent, angioplasty, cardiac catheterizations, cath lab, CCL

Source Citation

Naidu, S.S., Aronow, H.D., Box, L.C., Duffy, P.L., Kolansky, D.M., Kupfer, J.M., Latif, F., Mulukutla, S.R., Rao, S.V., Swaminathan, R.V. and Blankenship, J.C. (2016), SCAI expert consensus statement: 2016 best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory: (Endorsed by the cardiological society of india, and sociedad Latino Americana de Cardiologia intervencionista; Affirmation of value by the Canadian Association of interventional cardiology–Association canadienne de cardiologie d'intervention)*. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 88: 407-423. doi:10.1002/ccd.26551