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Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction

by James E. Tcheng


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Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction

The emergency treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-one of the leading causes of death throughout the world-with immediate cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention, or primary angioplasty, is now considered the optimal approach to this deadly disorder. In Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Second Edition, leading investigators and experienced clinicians collect and summarize the world's literature and augment this with practical wisdom concerning this critically important form of care. Technical, professional, and administrative aspects are reviewed in clear detail. Among the topics covered are the technique and technology of direct angioplasty, patient selection, regulatory issues, performance metrics, clinical trials and outcomes, adjunctive pharmacology, economics, and implications for the health care system. The practicing cardiologist will appreciate the many useful how-to tips and pointers; the cardiology fellow will value the a-to-z approach that addresses all critical issues; and the administrator will learn the details of creating, maintaining, evaluaing, and justifying a successful program.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780896039049
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview, Rationale, and Lexicon: Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Myocardial Infarction Warren J. Cantor 1

2 Comparison of Reperfusion Strategies for ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction: Primary Coronary Intervention Versus Fibrinolysis Bruce R. Brodie 9

3 Operator and Site Requirements for Primary Coronary Intervention Mark I. Hainer Michael H. Sketch 27

4 Primary Coronary Intervention: The Technical Approach James E. Tcheng David A. Cox 47

5 Primary Coronary Intervention in Community Hospitals with Off-Site Cardiac Surgery Backup: Rationale and Steps to Quality Thomas P. Wharton Nancy Sinclair 65

6 Reducing System and Process Barriers: The RACE to Improve Door to Balloon Performance James G. Jollis Jenny C. Underwood 85

7 Rescue Coronary Intervention for Failed Thrombolysis Nezar Falluji David J. Moliterno Debabrata Mukherjee 101

8 Facilitated Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Pantelis Diamantouros Ing Haan Lim 115

9 Therapies Targeted at Preserving Microvascular Integrity and Preventing Reperfusion Injury Yeraldine Toledo Alan W. Heldman 135

10 Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Receptor Blockade in Primary Coronary Intervention Adnan K. Chhatriwalla Sorin J. Brener 169

11 Cell Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction Geraldo A. Ramos Joshua M. Hare Alan W. Heldman 195

12 Health Economics of Primary PCI Richard P. Konstance Russell J. Ivanhoe 205

Subject Index 215

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