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Current Best Practice in Interventional Cardiology

Bernhard Meier (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-5813-1
232 pages
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Current Best Practice in Interventional Cardiology addresses the questions which challenge clinicians involved with interventional procedures. Helpfully organized into four sections, the text addresses; coronary artery disease, non-coronary interventions, left ventricular failure and the latest advances in imaging technologies, and provides authoritative guidance on the current recommendations for best practice.

Containing contributions from an international team of opinion leaders, this new book reviews the key advances in equipment, techniques and therapeutics and is an accessible reference for all hospital-based specialists.

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Table of Contents

Part I Coronary artery disease.

· Acute coronary syndrome – Marco Roffi, Zurich, Switzerland, Pierre-Frédéric Keller, Geneva, Switzerland.

· Modern coronary stenting – Stéphane Cook/Stephan Windecker, Otto Hess, Bern, Switzerland.

- DES.

- Passive modern stents.

- Late thrombosis.

- Stenting of nonsignificant lesions (plaque sealing).

- Comparison with medical treatment or bypass surgery.

- Bioactive stents.

· Chronic total occlusion – Yaron Almagor, Jerusalem, Israel.

· Nonrevascularization therapy – Jean-Paul Schmid, Bern, Switzerland.

- Shock wave therapy.

- Spinal stimulation.

- Coronary sinus restriction.


Part II Noncoronary interventions.

· Percutaneous valve replacement or repair – Hélène Eltchaninoff, Rouen, France.

· PFO closure – Bernhard Meier, Bern Switzerland.

· ASD and VSD closure – tentatively: David Hildick Smith, London, UK.

· Carotid angioplasty – Sri Iyer, New York, USA.

· Alcohol ablation of hyperthrophic cardiomyopathy – Otto Hess, Bern, Switzerland.


Part III Treatment of left ventricular failure.

· Biventricular pacing – Etienne Delacrétaz, Bern Switzerland.

· Percutaneous left ventricular assist devices – Pim de Feyter, Rotterdam, NL .

· Stem cell therapy – Andreas Zeiher, Frankfurt, Germany.

· Drug therapy in conjunction with interventions – Roger Hullin, Bern, Switzerland.


Part IV Cardiovascular imaging.

· Computed tomography (CT) for screening and follow-up – Stephan Achenbach, Erlangen, Germany.

· Magnetic resonance (MR) for functional testing and interventional guidance – Andreas Wahl, Bern, Switzerland.

· Optical coherence tomography (OCT) – Jean-François Surmely, Aarau, Switzerland.

· Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) – Peter J. Fitzgerald, Stanford, CA, USA

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Author Information

Bernhard Meier, MD, FACC, FESC

Professor and Chairman

Department of Cardiology

University Hospital

3010 Bern


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