What is the “secret of success” among current generation cardiologists ?
A . Strong foundations in cardiology with excellent clinical skills and a rational approach to the given problem.
B. The secret lies in the nimble fingers which acts almost , like an extension of catheters in cath lab !
C. The speed with which he can mobilise a cath lab team in an ” off – office hour” primary PCI !
D. It is the the cunning art of converting coronary angiograms into angioplasties , by lucid discussions with patients and their relatives in the the silent cath lab corridors !
When this question was posed to a group of cardiologists , D was considered most important B,and C came close behind and A was probably least important and few thought “A” character is rather an impediment to become a successful cardiologist !
*Unfortunately a successful cardiologist is defined in India by number of angioplasties he does per month, What a disgrace to a great medical specialty called cardiology !
What is normal CAG to angioplasty conversion ratio ?