The Cardiac Catheter Book
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Now reaching a larger audience, [this book] serves as an excellentoverall contribution to the rapidly evolving field of interventionalcardiology. -- Doody Enterprises, Inc. Loaded with tips, tricks, and expert solutions to everyday clinical problems,this book is a must for all specialists and trainees performing cardiaccatheterizations. It covers basic principles, diagnostic strategies for specificdiseases, and the newest interventional techniques, giving readers the tools tosuccessfully manage all types of valvular and structural heart disease.Special Features:Conciselyreviews the basics of cardiac catheterization, with sections on indications,risks and complications, patient preparation, equipment and laboratory setup,contrast media, and interpretation of findings Covers the full range ofinterventional catheter techniques, including percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI), coronary stent implantation, rotational athetectomy, cutting balloonangioplasty, shunt closure, and much moreExamines current, evidence-baseddiagnostic approaches to such commonly seen conditions as valvular disease,cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disorders,pericardial disease, aortic dissection, and more Describes key newinterventions for structural heart disease, including transcatheter aortic valveimplantation (TAVI), interventions for mitral regurgitation (Mitraclip),occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA-Occlusion), and renal nerve ablationfor resistant arterial hypertension Provides hundreds of illustrations,coronary angiograms, and radiographic images that clarify every conceptDemonstrates step-by-step approaches, case studies, and detailed angiographicsequences in nearly 400 helpful videosFrom the fundamentals to the newesttherapeutic advances, this book provides the core information needed by everypractice performing diagnostic and interventional cardiaccatheterizations. It is essential for interventional cardiologists,cardiology fellows, and interventional radiologists who want to quickly increasetheir knowledge and skills and offer optimal care to theirpatients.