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The newly updated Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook helps you to effectively perform common therapeutic interventions. This convenient, pocket-sized handbook provides full-color illustrations and videos showcasing up-to-date, step-by-step methods for the most widely practiced interventional cardiology procedures!

• Review traditional procedures
as well as more specialized interventions, including laser angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent implantation.
Quickly access the information you need with the help of an easy-to-read outline format, which includes helpful tables and boldfaced key terms.
• An excellent complement to the 5th Edition of Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, the Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook is also an ideal review tool for the boards.

• Make optimal use of the latest techniques
with coverage of coronary interventions using radial access; advances in femoral closure devices; avoidance of restenosis; interventions for peripheral vascular disease; LV support devices for high-risk PCI; indications and potential pitfalls of new stents and approach to failing dialysis shunts.
Effectively evaluate coronary and peripheral vascular disease with full coverage of non-angiographic imaging techniques including FFR, OCT, IVUS and the new tools to assess intravascular plaque composition.
View online videos demonstrating Radial Access, Tandem Heart for High-Risk PCI, FFR for Serial Lesions, Thromboaspiration for STEMI, Management of Coronary Perforation, and more at!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With continuous updates in the field of interventional cardiology, it is great to have an up-to-date handbook that can be quickly referenced prior to performing a procedure in the cath lab. Its high production quality and excellent diagrams and images set it apart from other similar handbooks. Every interventional and diagnostic fellow interested in intervention should own this book."- Paul Michael, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation) 5 star Doody Rating!
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Reviewer: Paul Michael, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This third edition of a concise review of topics in interventional cardiology is an extension of the author's The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 5th edition (Elsevier, 2011), elaborating on the basics and most up-to-date techniques and methods.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the most relevant and critical information to those who are getting started on their path in interventional cardiology. Due to the myriad of tools, techniques, methods, and angiographic subsets available, a concise manual definitely has its place in the toolbox of the budding interventional cardiologist.
Audience: With its main focus on intervention, this handbook is aimed at aspiring interventional cardiologists.
Features: From the basics of percutaneous coronary angiography and arterial and venous access to more advanced areas such as structural heart disease, the handbook offers an easy-to-read and organized format supported with multiple color diagrams and images. In addition, an online supplement complements the chapters with multiple videos of cases with audio explanations.
Assessment: With continuous updates in the field of interventional cardiology, it is great to have an up-to-date handbook that can be quickly referenced prior to performing a procedure in the cath lab. Its high production quality and excellent diagrams and images set it apart from other similar handbooks. Every interventional and diagnostic fellow interested in intervention should own this book.
Ajay Labroo
Interventional cardiology has undergone a dynamic transformation in the past 5 years. The basic approach of plain old balloon angioplasty for coronary stenosis is now complemented with laser angioplasty, directional and rotational atherectomy, extraction atherectomy, and stents. This book gives an introduction to the above-mentioned procedures along with short- and long-term outcome whenever possible. Chapters on peripheral and cerebral techniques, balloon valvuloplasty, and balloon pericardiotomy and other various techniques supplement this text. The purpose is to provide the neophyte interventionalist an overview of techniques that will commonly be used. Each technique, indications, contraindications, and complications are listed -- data that are relevant for the interventionalist. The book is primarily geared toward fellows in training and possibly for some junior attending staff. However, the target audience may include noninvasive cardiologists, nurses, and technical staff. There are concise descriptive and illustrative sections for the various interventional procedures. Features that make the book unique are chapters in peripheral and cerebral techniques, valvuloplasty, and balloon pericardiotomy. Although many interventionalists may not perform these cases routinely in their practice, some will, and thus these chapters are helpful. I believe this book is an excellent resource and should prove very useful. The authors and co-authors have provided a well-referenced and easy-to-read text about a rapidly changing field. The book will need to be updated rather soon as the actual practice of interventional cardiology is changing. I have also noted several typos that should becorrected.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323080576
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/3/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 367,038
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO, J.G. Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, St. Louis, MO

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Table of Contents

  1. The Basics of percutaneous coronary interventions
  2. Arterial and Venous Access and Hemostasis for PCI
  3. Angiography for PCI
  4. Complications of PCI
  5. Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Therapy for Percutanous Coronary Interventions
  6. Non-Balloon Coronary Interventional Techniques and Devices: Rotational Atherectomy, Thrombectomy, Cutting Balloons, and Embolic Protection Devices
  7. Restenosis and Drug-Eluting Stents
  8. Bifurcation Stenosis PCI
  9. Difficult Subsets for PCI: Calcific vessels, coronary bypass conduits, elderly patients and cardiac transplantation
  10. PCI OF Chronic total Occlusions (CTO)
  11. Aorto-Ostial And Branch Ostial Lesions And Unprotected Left Main Pci
  12. High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
  13. Non-angiographic Coronary Lesion Assessment: FFR, IVUS, OCT, NIRS
  14. Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  15. Carotid Artery Stenting
  16. Percutaneous Mitral Commissurotomy and Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty
  17. Transcatheter Valve Therapies
  18. Pericardiocentesis
  19. Septal ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  20. Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defects and Patent Foramen Ovale
  21. Interventions for Failing Hemodialysis Access
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