Current Management and Treatment
The prevalence of coronary artery disease is increasing due to rising rates of obesity and the fact that a greater number of people are living longer. Coronary Atherosclerosis: Current Management and Treatment addresses this leading cause of death worldwide. Atherosclerosis has a broad range of...
Published September 5th 2012 by CRC Press
Tips and Tricks to Avoid Failure
Written by pioneers in the field of interventional cardiology, this critical text provides readers with the information and expert guidance needed to perform safe and effective transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVI). The book is supplemented by visual aids, including more than 200 color...
Published November 23rd 2009 by CRC Press
Since publication of the First Edition, advances in the diagnosis and prevention and treatment strategies of the vulnerable plaque have necessitated this greatly expanded second edition. With several new chapters covering mainly diagnostic and treatment options, The Handbook of the Vulnerable...
Published June 12th 2007 by CRC Press
While all interventional cardiologists have access to pharmacopeial texts and databases and are aware of the growing number of pharmacological agents in the armamentarium, questions arise as to the ideal agent or combination of agents in differing patient situations. This superb text offers the...
Published May 31st 2007 by CRC Press
Given that for centuries, the standard tool to understand diseases in tissues was the microscope and that its major limitation was that only excised tissue could be used, recent technology now permits the examination of diseased tissue in vivo. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has promising...
Published March 5th 2007 by CRC Press
Coronary stenting is the most commonly used method of myocardial revascularization, with approximately 2 million stents implanted in 2004 throughout the world. The development of drug eluting stents has resulted in very low rates of repeat intervention and will further increase the scope for...
Published February 12th 2007 by CRC Press
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a light-based imaging technology that allows for very high resolution imaging in biological tissues. First applied in ophthalmology, where it soon became the gold standard for assessment of (epi-) retinal processes, it also has promising potential when applied...
Published January 10th 2007 by CRC Press
Over the past few years, the focus in interventional cardiology research has centered on reducing restenosis with the use of antiproliferative pharmacological agents. The use of these drugs, hitherto, has failed, most probably because of low active drug levels at the target site. This problem led...
Published June 13th 2005 by CRC Press
From Research to Clinical Practice
Recently, sirolimus-eluting stents implantation has been shown to decrease restenosis markedly in selected patients. Nonetheless, the effects of SES implantation in complex, unselected patients, such as those commonly treated in daily practice ('the real world'), remains largely unknown. This book...
Published November 28th 2004 by CRC Press
Despite being an important and rapidly evolving topic, this totally updated second edition, with 10 additional chapters, provides authoritative information for diagnosis and treatment. A comprehensive guide to understanding its many complexities and its role in interventional cardiology,...
Published February 29th 2004 by CRC Press