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ABC of Interventional Cardiology, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-29402-4
120 pages
November 2011, BMJ Books
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This fully updated, new edition of ABC of Interventional Cardiology is an easy-to-read, practical guide for the non-specialist. It presents the complex aspects of interventional cardiology in a clear and concise manner, and explains the different interventions for coronary artery disease, valvular and structural heart disease, and electrophysiology, ordered by clinical setting.

The ABC of Interventional Cardiology covers the core knowledge on techniques and management, and highlights the evidence base. Illustrated in full colour throughout, with new images and graphics, it includes key evidence and guidelines, new drug treatments and devices, with recommendations for further reading and additional resources in each chapter. It is ideal for GPs, hospital doctors, medical students, catheter laboratory staff and cardiology nurses.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.



List of Abbreviations.

List of Trial Abbreviations.

1 Modifying Risk Factors to Improve Prognosis (Kevin S. Channer and Ever D. Grech).

2 Pathophysiology and Investigation of Coronary Artery Disease (Ever D. Grech).

3 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (I): History and Development (Ever D. Grech).

4 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (II): The Procedure (Ever D. Grech).

5 Chronic Stable Angina: Treatment Options (Laurence O'Toole and Ever D. Grech).

6 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Ever D. Grech).

7 Acute Coronary Syndrome: ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Ever D. Grech).

8 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Cardiogenic Shock (Ever D. Grech).

9 Interventional Pharmacotherapy (Ever D. Grech and Robert F. Storey).

10 Non-coronary Percutaneous Intervention (Ever D. Grech).

11 New Developments in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Julian Gunn and Ever D. Grech).

12 Percutaneous Interventional Electrophysiology (Gerald C. Kaye).

13 Implantable Devices for Treating Tachyarrhythmias (Gerald C. Kaye).

14 Pacemakers for Bradycardia (Gerald C. Kaye).

15 Heart Failure, Dys-synchrony and Resynchronisation Therapy (Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Ever D. Grech and Jonathan Sahu).

16 Interventional Paediatric Cardiology (Damien Kenny and Kevin P. Walsh).


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Author Information

Ever D. Grech, Consultant Cardiologist, South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield. Dr Grech graduated from St Bartholomew’s Medical College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has published widely in a number of Medical and Cardiology Journals and is co-editor of a major textbook in interventional cardiology - Practical Interventional Cardiology.
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