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Innovation in interventional cardiology extends well beyond coronary stenting.
Most of new technical advances will be incorporated soon in our curriculum for training interventional cardiologists. At the same time, most currently accredited interventionalists will need to incorporate these new developments in their catheterisation laboratories. The issue facing these physicians today is how to gain experience in new techniques and what can be done to make their learning curve as short as possible.
The aim of this work is to provide the reader with a book that is at the same time both clinical and yet practically oriented, covering interventional techniques of special interest to the interventionalist, and focusing on those common problems/dilemmas that beset the cathlab operator. The primary goal is to describe those "tips and tricks" that come from a seasoned operator's experience, using their point-of-view to illuminate the learning process of these new technologies which go beyond stenting in a way that is clear, precise and relevant...
Something the reader will not find in the average textbook. The content of each chapter includes an introduction to the device or anatomical problem, a step-by-step description of the procedure - fully illustrated - followed by a description of potential risks and complications as well as methods of preventing or treating them.
Imaging, structure and physiology" has been designed as a clinically and research orientated reference for all cardiologists, physicians, cardiovascular imagers, trainees and investigators working in the field of ischemic heart disease. In the scenario of facilitated access to the coronary arteries provided by new diagnostic techniques, this book cornes to fill an empty space in the medical literature: a textbook providing a comprehensive, multifaceted analysis of atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic coronary stenoses, addressing multiple issues that are of key importance in invasive and non-invasive diagnostic studies of the coronary vessels.
Emphasis has been placed in integrating three separate aspects: imaging, structure and physiology. The chapters are written by top experts in invasive and non-invasive diagnostics, coronary anatomy, pathology and physiology, encouraged by the editors to adress each topic from a plural perspective to facilitate knowledge sharing between their respective disciplines. An associated website provides access to the electronic edition of the book, which includes moving images and updated material.
This book is an indispensable companion for all those involved in the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease. With a foreword by Morton J. Kern, MD, PhD.