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Updated for its Second Edition, Introductory Guide to Cardiac Catheterization is an easy-to-follow "how-to" guide to diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization. This pocket-sized, concise manual presents practical pointers, tips, ACC/AHA guidelines, and highlighted clinical pearls and includes troubleshooting sections that provide solutions to frequently encountered problems. Numerous illustrations demonstrate the complex procedures now being performed via the catheter.
This edition has a section on complications in each chapter, a new chapter on peripheral angiography, and a new question-and-answer review chapter. Other highlights include new safety precautions and updates on novel closure devices.
1: Pre-Procedural Evaluation Bethany A. Austin 2: Setting up the Lab Matthew Kaminski 3: Native Coronary Angiography Stephen Gimple, Niranjan Seshadri, Robert Hobbs, and Sorin J. Brener 4: Bypass Graft Angiography Kellan E. Ashley 5: Left Ventriculography and Aortography Mateen Akhtar and Frederick Heupler 6: Cerebral and Peripheral Angiography Inder M. Singh, Steven J. Filby, and Mehdi Shishehbor 7: Hemodynamics in the Cath Lab Brian W. Hardaway, W.H. Wilson Tang, and Frederick Heupler 8: Approach to the High-Risk Patient Daniel J. Cantillon 9: Hemostatic Devices James E. Harvey and A. Michael Lincoff 10: Post-Cath Ryan Christofferson 11: Study Questions