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 April 8th 2013 by CRC Press
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 6th 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 24th 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 13th 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 June 1st 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 6th 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 13th 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 14th 2005 by CRC Press
Though still in its infancy, the revascularization of damaged cardiac cells with transplanted cells is currently being transformed from a research concept to a clinical tool. Drawing on information from experimental studies and first clinical trials, Handbook of Cardiovascular Cell Transplantation...
Published August 2nd 2004 by CRC Press
A Pragmatic Approach
The interventional cardiologist has to tackle a diverse and complex range of coronary lesions. For this reason, the experts who compiled this volume contribute the best practices for overcoming plaque and thrombus in the coronary arteries. From simple to complicated anatomy, the direct approach to...
Published August 27th 2003 by CRC Press