Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine

Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine : Principles and Practice

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In 76 chapters, this covers preliminary investigation as well as the latest information on techniques and methods of interventional cardiovascular catheterization. It has a practical "how-to" approach to both established and new techniques and provides a balance between basic science and clinical practice. The text includes discussion of the biology of the arterial wall and atherosclerosis. Topics receiving special attention include: thrombosis and platelet function - fundamentals and drug therapy for the interventionalist; treatment strategies in patients with multivessel disease; coronary artery stenting; and technical practice points. The knowledge of the authors - all authorities in their fields - is expressed both with a review of literature and, where appropriate, through detailed accounts of practical problems and solutions in their experience. Where opinions or approaches differ, both ideas are presented to give the reader a broad insight into the variety of methods that can be used to solve similar more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1034 pages
  • 228.6 x 292.1 x 44.45mm | 3,107.09g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 367 half-tones (48 colour), 145 line drawings
  • 0443088349
  • 9780443088346

Table of contents

History and development; intervention and the atherosclerotic vessel wall; intervention and the patient with cardiovascular disease; the practice and technique of coronary intervention; alternative interventional techniques; the use of databases in interventional more