This book presents a thorough review of coronary angioscopy, ranging from instructions on its use to the latest advances. Starting with the structure and fundamental principles of angioscopy, it shows readers how to apply the image to comprehensive care of coronary-artery patients. Plentiful color photos and illustrations will enable readers to investigate and classify plaques and thrombi and to evaluate coronary stent- and drug-based therapies. The authors are leading researchers on angioscopy. This book offers the perfect guide not only for new clinicians but also for cardiologists who have already adopted this technique for medical examination and treatment. Angioscopy is a unique medical technique for visualizing the interior of blood vessels and helps physicians not only to diagnose the pathology but also to measure the effectiveness of Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or antiarteriosclerotic drugs. Furthermore, the recently developed molecular angioscopy approach allows us to observe Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxide, collagen, and macrophages, and is rapidly growing in importance.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Part I Coronary angioscopy overview.-Chapter 1: Structure and principle of angioscope.- Chapter 2: Role of multiple Imaging modalities to disclose the mechanism of ACS :angioscopy in comparison to other imaging modalities including OCT, IVUS and CTA.- Chapter 3: Dye-staining coronary angioscopy and cardioscopy.- Part II Procedure of coronary angioscpy.-Chapter 4: Angioscopy catheter equipped with a balloon for blood flow attenuation.- Chapter 5: System and procedure of non-occlusion type of angioscopy.- Chapter 6: Classification of plaque and thrombus.- Chapter 7: Vulnerable plaque.- Chapter 8: Plaque erosion.- Chapter 9: Angioscopy and coronary endothelial function.- Chapter 10: Acute coronary syndrome vs. stable angina pectoris: angioscopic point of view.- Chapter 11: Angioscopy of saphenous vein graft.- Chapter 12:Other vessels.- Chapter 13: Quantification of angioscopy.- Part III Angioscopic findings after stent- and drug-based therapies.-Chapter 14: Bare metal stent.- Chapter 15: Coronary angioscopic insights into several drug-eluting stents of different platforms.- Chapter 16: Peri-stent contrast staining.- Chapter 17: Neoatherosclerosis.- Chapter 18: Angioscopic evaluation of In-Stent Restenosis.- Chapter 19: Pharmacological intervention.
Dr. Kyoichi Mizuno is the executive director of the Mitsukoshi Health and Welfare Foundation, and is the president of Japanese association of Cardioangioscopy. Dr. Masamichi Takano is the associate professor in Division of Medicine, Nippon Medical School.