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Cardiovascular Interventions in Clinical Practice

Cardiovascular Interventions in Clinical Practice




In this pathbreaking volume, a multidisciplinary team of international experts puts catheter–based treatment techniques in context by exploring the pathobiology of specific diseases alongside a discussion of imaging tools and functional tests, and a comparison to alternative treatment approaches provided by cardiovascular surgery.

This comprehensive overview of interventional cardiology: 

  • Explains treatments in depth, including imaging techniques and functional tests
  • Serves as both a theoretical and practical guide to available treatment approaches that can be tailored for individual patients
  • Provides the latest scientific data and new surgical alternatives
  • Presents a practically oriented view of the most important interventional strategies
  • Is written by a strong team of well-published and highly-regarded authors, the people whose breakthroughs in the clinic and the lab have made interventional cardiology the dynamic field it is today

Practitioners, fellows, and trainees who want a state-of-the-art guide to interventional cardiology can depend on this carefully crafted guide for authoritative information.

List of Contributors.



PART A Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects.

1 Pathology of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects (Siew Yen Ho).

2 Echocardiography of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects (Natesa G. Pandian, Antonietta Evangelista, Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano De Castro, Siew Yen Ho, Anirban Banerjee & Carey Kimmelstiel).

3 MRI of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects (Philipp Beerbaum).

4 Catheter Closure of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects (Ignacio Inglessis, Neil Wilson & Michael de Moor).

5 Catheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale (Nina Wunderlich, Katharina Lehn, Neil Wilson & Horst Sievert).

6 Surgical Closure of Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects (Markus K. Heinemann).

PART B Aortic Stenosis.

7 Pathology of Aortic Stenosis (Nikolaus Gassler & Philipp A. Schnabel).

8 Echocardiography of Aortic Stenosis (Michael J. Kostal & Susan E. Wiegers).

9 MRI of Aortic Stenosis (Daniel Thomas & Torsten Sommer).

10 Surgical Replacement of the Aortic Valve (Anton Moritz & Mirko Doss).

11 Percutaneous Implantation of Aortic Valve Prostheses (Robert H. Boone & John G. Webb).

PART C Aortic Insuffi ciency.

12 Pathology of Aortic Insuffi ciency (Philipp A. Schnabel, Artur Lichtenberg, Esther Herpel, Arne Warth & Nikolaus Gassler).

13 Echocardiography of Aortic Insuffi ciency (Martin G. Keane & Susan E. Wiegers).

14 MRI of Aortic Insuffi ciency (Joachim Lotz).

15 Surgical Reconstruction of the Aortic Valve (Diana Aicher & Hans-Joachim Schäfers).

PART D Mitral Stenosis.

16 Pathology of Mitral Stenosis (Arne Warth, Esther Herpel & Philipp A. Schnabel).

17 Echocardiography of Mitral Stenosis (Wolfgang Fehske).

18 MRI of Mitral Stenosis (Matthias Gutberlet).

19 Catheter-based Mitral Valvuloplasty (Prafulla G. Kerkar & Milind S. Phadke).

20 Surgical Management of Mitral Stenosis (Kevin L. Greason & Hartzell V. Schaff).

PART E Mitral Insufficiency.

21 Pathology of Mitral Insufficiency (Esther Herpel, Arne Warth, Artur Lichtenberg & Philipp A. Schnabel).

22 Echocardiography of Mitral Insuffi ciency (Juan Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, Pedro Marcos-Alberca & José Luis Zamorano).

23 MRI of Mitral Insuffi ciency (Matthias Gutberlet).

24 Surgical Management of Mitral Insuffi ciency (Kevin L. Greason & Hartzell V. Schaff).

25 Perspectives on Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair (Frederick St. Goar, Saibal Kar & Ted Feldman).

SECTION 2 Coronary Heart Disease.

26 Pathology of Coronary Artery Disease (Paul Fefer, Jagdish Butany & Bradley H. Strauss).

27 Computed Tomography for the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease (Dieter S. Ropers).

28 Invasive Coronary Arteriography for Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease (Jürgen Haase).

29 Stress Echocardiography for Functional Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease (Uwe Nixdorff).

30 MRI for Functional Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease (Juerg Schwitter).

PART A Invasive Assessment of the Unstable Coronary Lesion.

31 Grayscale Intravascular Ultrasound and Virtual Histology of the Unstable Coronary Lesion (Hector M. Garcia-Garcia, Nieves Gonzalo, Anne L. Gaster & Patrick W. Serruys).

32 Optical Coherence Tomography of the Unstable Coronary Lesion (Ron Waksman & Tina L. Pinto Slottow).

33 Thermography of the Unstable Coronary Lesion (Konstantinos Toutouzas, Maria Drakopoulou & Christodoulos Stefanadis).

PART B Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

34 Coronary Stent Technology (Neville Kukreja, Yoshinobu Onuma & Patrick W. Serruys).

35 Adjunctive Techniques for PCI (Suntharo Ly, Seth Assar & Richard Heuser).

36 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction (Jürgen Haase).

37 Complex Percutaneous Coronary Interventions—Left Main, Bifurcation, and Ostial Disease (Savio D’Souza, Peter Barlis, Giuseppe Ferrante & Carlo Di Mario).

38 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Multivessel Disease (Yoshinobu Onuma, Neville Kukreja & Patrick W. Serruys).

39 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusions (Osamu Katoh).

40 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for the Treatment of Saphenous Vein Grafts (Paul Vermeersch & Pierfrancesco Agostoni).

41 Pharmacology in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Sara D. Collins, Asmir I. Syed & Ron Waksman).

42 Magnetic Navigation in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Steve Ramcharitar & Patrick W. Serruys).

43 Arterial Revascularization of Coronary Artery Disease (Hans-Joachim Schäfers & Takashi Kunihara).

44 Cell Therapy after Acute Myocardial Infarction (Birgit Assmus & Volker Schächinger).

SECTION 3 Aortic Coarctation, Aneurysms, and Dissections.

45 Pathology of Aortic Coarctation, Aneurysm, and Dissection (Faqian Li, Chi K. Lai & Michael C. Fishbein).

46 Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections (Thomas Bartel).

47 MSCT for Assessment of Aortic Coarctation, Aneurysms, and Dissections (Leon D. Shturman & Suhny Abbara).

48 Percutaneous Treatment of Aortic Coarctation (John D.R. Thomson & Shakeel A. Qureshi).

49 Surgical Treatment of Aortic Coarctation (Markus K. Heinemann).

50 Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms (Ibrahim Akin, Tim C. Rehders, Stephan Kische, Hüseyin Ince & Christoph A. Nienaber).

51 Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Richard R. Heuser & Ramil Goel).

52 Acute Aortic Dissection (Sean O’Donnell & Shawn McMahon).

53 Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections (Kourosh Keyhani, Anthony L. Estrera, Charles C. Miller III & Hazim J. Safi).

SECTION 4 Carotid and Cerebral Artery Disease.

54 Pathology of Ischemic Stroke (Wolfgang Roggendorf).

55 Interventional Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease (Jennifer Franke & Horst Sievert).

56 Surgical Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease (Marc Bosiers, Christos Lioupis, Koen Deloose, Jurgen Verbist & Patrick Peeters).

57 Interventional Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Sabareesh K. Natarajan, Kenneth V. Snyder, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Elad I. Levy & L. Nelson Hopkins).

58 Interventional Treatment of Intracerebral Aneurysms (Pascal Jabbour, Adytia Pandey & Erol Veznedaroglu).

59 Surgical Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms (Rabih G. Tawk, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Elad I. Levy & L. Nelson Hopkins).

SECTION 5 Renal and Peripheral Artery Disease.

60 Sonographic Assessment of Renal Artery Stenosis (Jörg Radermacher).

61 Interventional Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis (Thomas Zeller).

62 Pathology of Iliac and Lower Extremity Artery Disease (Christian Ihling).

63 Interventional Treatment of Iliac and Lower Artery Disease (Dierk Scheinert & Andrej Schmidt).

64 Surgical Treatment of Iliac and Lower Extremity Artery Disease (Frank E.G. Vermassen).


"This represents a valuable new resource to help physicians understand the clinical benefits of both interventional and surgical management of cardiovascular diseases. The multidisciplinary approach allows for a discussion of management options for individual patients by reviewing the risks and potential benefits of available treatments." (Doody's, 7 October 2011)

"The editors, authors, and publisher must be congratulated on delivering a first edition of such high quality. Personally, I consider this book to be a tremendous addition to the library of cardiologists, cardiosurgeons and radiologists interested in intervention ." (Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 1 February 2011)