About this book
This book complements available texts that detail percutaneous coronary interventions and is dedicated solely to the associated complications. By covering the range of complications that arise, from medication related to difficulties with closure devices, this text helps physicians improve care by anticipating or recognizing problems earlier. Chapters focus on specific steps of interventions and include cases that reflect scenarios seen in clinical practice. Cardiac arrest, legal matters, and adverse event reporting are also addressed. Essential information is easily accessible in useful tables. Cardiologists, as well as interventional radiologists who perform these procedures, will appreciate the logically organized and nicely illustrated format. This key text is ideal for regular use but also has value as a need-to-know reference.
Cardiologists, internists, interventional radiologists, gerontologists
Table of contents
Introduction.- Complications of the Medications.- Groin Complications.- Complications of Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty.- Coronary Guidewire Complications.- Complications Related to Coronary Stenting.- Complications of Atherectomy Devices.- The No-Reflow Phenomenon.- Early versus Late Complications.- Complications of Radiation Exposure and Therapy.- Complications of Closure Devices.- Legal Complications of Percutaneous Coronary Procedures.- Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation During Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.- Adverse Event Reporting: Physicians, Manufacturers, and the Food and Drug Administration.