This fully updated, new edition of
ABC of Interventional Cardiology is an easy-to-read, practical guide for the non-specialist. It presents the complex aspects of interventional cardiology in a clear and concise manner, and explains the different interventions for coronary artery disease, valvular and structural heart disease, and electrophysiology, ordered by clinical setting.
The ABC of Interventional Cardiology covers the core knowledge on techniques and management, and highlights the evidence base. Illustrated in full colour throughout, with new images and graphics, it includes key evidence and guidelines, new drug treatments and devices, with recommendations for further reading and additional resources in each chapter. It is ideal for GPs, hospital doctors, medical students, catheter laboratory staff and cardiology nurses.
Ever D. Grech, Consultant Cardiologist, South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield. Dr Grech graduated from St Bartholomew s Medical College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has published widely in a number of Medical and Cardiology Journals and is co-editor of a major textbook in interventional cardiology - Practical Interventional Cardiology.
List of Contributors vii Preface viii Acknowledgements ix List of Abbreviations x List of Trial Abbreviations xi 1 Modifying Risk Factors to Improve Prognosis 1 Kevin S. Channer and Ever D. Grech 2 Pathophysiology and Investigation of Coronary Artery Disease 7 Ever D. Grech 3 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (I): History and Development 14 Ever D. Grech 4 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (II): The Procedure 19 Ever D. Grech 5 Chronic Stable Angina: Treatment Options 28 Laurence O Toole and Ever D. Grech 6 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction 34 Ever D. Grech 7 Acute Coronary Syndrome: ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction 39 Ever D. Grech 8 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Cardiogenic Shock 44 Ever D. Grech 9 Interventional Pharmacotherapy 49 Ever D. Grech and Robert F. Storey 10 Non-coronary Percutaneous Intervention 55 Ever D. Grech 11 New Developments in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 62 Julian Gunn and Ever D. Grech 12 Percutaneous Interventional Electrophysiology 71 Gerald C. Kaye 13 Implantable Devices for Treating Tachyarrhythmias 77 Gerald C. Kaye 14 Pacemakers for Bradycardia 81 Gerald C. Kaye 15 Heart Failure Dys-synchrony and Resynchronisation Therapy 87 Abdallah Al-Mohammad Ever D. Grech and Jonathan Sahu 16 Interventional Paediatric Cardiology 93 Damien Kenny and Kevin P. Walsh Index 99