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From The CriticsReviewer: Jonathan Bonilla, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an expansive review of the field of interventional cardiology that uses full-color images from essential diagnostic modalities and data from the most pertinent clinical trials.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an aid in preparation for board certification and recertification exams.
Audience: The intended readership includes general cardiology fellows, interventional cardiology fellows, practicing cardiologists, and practicing interventional cardiologists.
Features: The introductory chapters focus on the basic science of atherosclerosis, endothelial function, and pertinent pharmacology. These are followed by commentary on the fundamentals of associated imaging modalities, a detailed review of acute coronary syndrome management with currently employed techniques and novel equipment, then concluding with a discussion of peripheral vascular and structural heart disease related interventions.
Assessment: This is a very helpful book for those interested in interventional cardiology and is indispensable as an aid in studying for the interventional cardiology board examination. The authors provide practical explanations, supplemented by detailed imaging and pragmatic discussions of the latest advances and research data.