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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mahesh s Mulumudi, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a concise manual of cardiac intravascular ultrasound technique and a collection of high quality intravascular ultrasound images.
Purpose: Coronary angiography is a two dimensional silhouette of the coronary lumen and thereby cannot accurately demonstrate the structure of the vessel wall. Intravascular ultrasound is a very useful adjunct to coronary angiography to delineate the plaque burden and plaque morphology. There is accumulating evidence that intravascular ultrasound can probably detect the vulnerable high-risk plaque that is prone to rupture. Authors of this book present a concise yet useful reference of intravascular ultrasound imaging in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Audience: This book is intended for the interventional cardiologist and also is a nice reference for any individual involved in the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary disease.
Features: The book has two sections. Section one is a manual describing the basic principles of intravascular ultrasound. It discusses the vessel anatomy, plaque morphology, and various artifacts encountered during the imaging process. It includes chapters on established and evolving clinical indications for intravascular ultrasound. Section two is a pictorial atlas of intravascular ultrasound images that portray various clinical applications and examples of vascular pathology.
Assessment: This is a well presented first edition. It is a concise technical manual and a pictorial reference for the interventional cardiologist.