Section 1: Instrumentation and technology. The cardiac imaging system. Non-invasive physiological monitoring. Determination of Oxygen Status in Human Blood. Coagulation and the Coagulation Cascade. Thrombosis, Heparin and Laboratory Monitoring of Heparin Therapy. Laboratory Coagulation Assays. Section 2: Patient care and laboratory safety. Radiation Safety in the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory. Infection Control for Coronary and Electrophysiological Procedures. Nursing Care of the Cardiac Catheterization Patient. Vascular Access Site Management and Arterial Closure. Medical Management of the Cardiac Patient Undergoing Coronary Angiography. Patient Risk Assessment: Use of risk calculators. An Evidence-based Guide to Cardiac Catheterisation. Section 3: Physiology and pharmacology. Pressure Waveforms in the Cardiac Cycle. Physiological Interpretation of Pressure Waveforms. Measurement of Cardiac Output and Shunts. Analysis and Interpretation of Fick and Thermodilution Cardiac Output Determinations. Pressure-Volume Loops: Background Theory with Practical Examples. The Electrocardiogram in Ischaemic Heart Disease. Recognition of Common Arrhythmias. Formation and Progression of Atherosclerosis. Basic Pharmacology of Cardiac Drugs. Drug Therapy in the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory: A Guide to Commonly Used Drugs. Antiplatelet Therapy in Interventional Cardiology. Section 4: Diagnostic procedures. Coronary Angiography: Techniques and Tools of the Trade. Physiological Assessment of Coronary Lesion Severity. Non-invasive Assessment of Ischaemic Heart Disease. Right Heart Catheterisation and Evaluation of the Pulmonary Hypertension Patient. Invasive Haemodynamic Evaluation of the Heart Transplant Patient. Trans-Septal Cardiac Catheterisation. Section 5: Coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. Advances in Stent Technology. Facilitated Coronary Interventions: Adjuncts to Balloon Dilatation. Catheter-Based Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Percutaneous non-Cardiac Endovascular Interventions. The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump: Principles and Use. Section 6: Intervention for structural heart disease. Interventional Transesophageal Echocardiography. Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease. Mitral Valvuloplasty. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Transcatheter Interventions for Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation. Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion. Cardiac surgery and percutaneous cardiac interventions. Section 7: Interventions for arrhythmias. The Electrophysiology Laboratory. Catheter Ablation Therapy
Cardiology is becoming an increasingly complex field understood by only a select group of medical specialists. This publication demystifies many difficult topics in interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterisation, commencing with the basics of laboratory instrumentation and technology and progressing to a comprehensive review of both new and established cardiac interventions.
Unlike other publications that are directed mainly towards clinicians, this text is specifically written to assist newcomers such as such as medical trainees, nurses, technicians, scientific staff and other allied health professionals understand the wonders of interventional cardiology, and includes extensive explanations of the techniques of angiography, and new percutaneous.
The comprehensive information presented herein, written by recognised specialists in their respective fields, will no doubt prove of great benefit to clinician and non-medical specialist alike.
John Boland BSc Hons, MSc (Pathology)
Department of Cardiology, St Vincent?s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
School of Medical and Applied Science, Central Queensland University, Sydney, Australia
David W. M. Muller, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FACC
Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories, St. Vincent?s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia