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Coronary Angioscopy


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Coronary Angioscopy

Yasumi Uchida MD

ISBN: 978-0-879-93478-1 May 2001 Wiley-Blackwell 274 Pages

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Written by a distinguished pioneer in the history and development of coronary angioscopic techniques, Coronary Angioscopy is the first and only book to systematically describe the present status of percutaneous coronary angioscopy and cardioscopy. Cardiologists and other interested physicians will value its clear explanations of the pathophysiology of coronary artery diseases, as well as the author's advice and instruction on the mastering of cutting-edge coronary angioscopic and cardioscopic techniques.

The book's scope includes a review of the dramatic developments that have brought so much change in such a short time. From the introduction of the flexible endoscope in the late 1940s to the creation of the fiberscope by the author in the late 1990s, the tools and techniques described within are presented with well-earned authority.

Composed of three parts (addressing the topics of coronary angioscopy, cardioscopy, and a discussion of possible future applications of both techniques), the book's large, well-designed, atlas-style format and extensive use of color illustrations (160 of 250 figures are in color) make it a particularly effective resource. In addition, it provides information on new findings, techniques and devices, such as the cardioscopic observation of coronary microvessels from the cardiac chambers themselves, many of which are not previously reported.


Part I. Clinical Application of Percutaneous Coronary Angioscopy.

1. History of Coronary Angioscopy: An Overview of the Literature.

2. Coronary Angioscopes That Have Been Devised in Our Laboratories.

3. Coronary Angioscopy Systems and Their Manipulation: Clinically Used Angioscopy Systems.

4. Histological Aspects of Evolution and Progression of Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaques.

5. Histological Basis for Interpretation of Angioscopic and Ultrasonographic (IVUS) Images of Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaques.

6. Relationships Between Angioscopic Images and Histological Changes of Complex Plaques.

7. Relationships Between Our Angioscopic Classification and Histological Classification Recommended by AHA Council.

8. Histological Basis for Natural Courses Toward Vulnerable Plaques and Disruption: With Special Reference to Acute Coronary Syndromes.

9. Physiological and Histological Basis for Understanding Bloodstream, Vascular Endothelial Cell Damage, Thrombosis, and Thrombolysis.

10. Clinical Classification of Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaques.

11. Clinical Classification of Coronary Thrombus.

12. Relationships Between Angioscopic and Angiographic Images of Coronary Plaques in Different Coronary Syndromes.

13. Specific Coronary Diseases.

14. Coronary Luminal Changes Associated with Coronary Interventions.

15. Coronary Bypass Grafts.

16. Prediction of Acute Coronary Syndromes by Coronary Angioscopy.

17. Stabilization of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Coronary Plaques.


Part II. Clinical Application of Percutaneous Cardioscopy for Coronary Heart Disease.

18. History of Percutaneous Cardioscopy: An Overview of the Literature.

19. Developmental History of Cardioscopes.

20. Percutaneous Cardioscopy Systems and Their Manipulation.

21. Intracardiac Ultrasound (ICUS) Probes and Their Manipulation.

22. Cardiac Chambers in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease.

23. Cardioscopic Images of the Left Ventricle in Different Heart Diseases for Differential Diagnosis.

24. Subendocardial Microvessels.

25. Thrombus in the Cardiac Chambers.

26. Dye Image Cardioscopy for Detection of Endocardial Cell Damage and Evaluation of Myocardial Blood Flow.

27. Fluorescent Image Cardioscopy for Assessment of Regional Myocardial Blood Flow.

28. Cardioscopic Evaluation of Myocardial Blood Flow Restoration Induced by Medical, Interventional, and Surgical Therapies.

29. Identification of Hibernating and Stunned Myocardium by Cardioscopy.


Part III. Future Application of Coronary Angioscopy and Cardioscopy.

30. New Modalities of Coronary Angioscopy.

31. Angioscope-Guided Intracoronary Interventions.

32. Cardioscope-Guided Intracardiac Interventions.


"This is the first book on this topic and it is by a pioneer in coronary angioscopy. For those interested in this topic, this is it."

William C. Roberts
American Journal of Cardiology