Practical and comprehensive, this ‘how-to’ atlas offers expert guidance on all aspects of cardiac catheterization to help you accurately diagnose coronary artery disease. It features authoritative advice on how to, safely and efficiently perform catheterization procedures in the catheterization lab, interpret hemodynamic and angiographic data, make informed decisions based on your findings, and recognize and treat all potential complications. Succinct text coupled with still images and a DVD of procedural videos ensures you have what you need for success.
- Covers pre-catheterization evaluation, lab equipment, and pharmacology for the catheterization lab.
- Outlines specific complications of cardiac catheterization, organized by disease, to prepare you for anything that may occur.
- Includes a bonus DVD containing videos of techniques that demonstrate what to look for and how to proceed, as well as a downloadable image library for use in electronic presentations.
- Uses a consistent, easy-to-follow chapter format that makes reference a snap.
- Presents 230 illustrations for enhanced visual guidance.
By Michael Ragosta, MD, FACC, Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology, The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA