This book cites several clinical indications for embolization. Embolization is a safe and effective therapy for intra visceral bleeding, closure of arterio-venous malformations, non-surgical nephrectomy and splenectomy. It is especially useful in patients with several critical co-morbid medical conditions which preclude radical surgeries. It is organ preserving, with limited complications.
In the text, the procedural details are described in each clinical situation. The materials used for the procedure are also be described. The procedural pitfalls and complications are detailed in addition to precautions to be taken during the procedure.
This will serve as a reference guide for cardiologists and vascular radiologists.
Dr Kiron Varghese is Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology, and also the Chief Interventional Cardiologist at St.Johns Medical College, Bangalore. He is a popular and well known Cardiologist, and his areas of expertise include Interventional Cardiology (Angioplasty and Stenting), Peripheral Interventions and Preventive Cardiology .He Graduated from St John's Medical College with a University Gold Medal in Final MBBS, completed his MD (General Medicine) from Bangalore Medical College, and then did Post-Doctoral training in Cardiology from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore. Thereafter, he completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from the world famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA.He has also participated in numerous research projects and has numerous publications to his credit.
Dr Srilakshmi M Adhyapak was born in 1967 in Bangalore. Her interests are creative writing and painting. She had composed her first poem in 1978 and had published a few poems in school journals. She has graduated in Medicine with specialisation in Cardiology. She is at present working as 'Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, St.John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore.