Interventional Cardiology by Spencer B. KingInterventional Cardiology by Spencer B. King

Interventional Cardiology

bySpencer B. King, Alan C. Yeung

Hardcover | December 25, 2006

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The first-ever primer for the cardiovascular interventionalist -- filled with up-to-date procedural advice!

"This is a one-of-a-kind textbook for fellows in training and practicing interventionalists....This is an excellent and comprehensive book that fills a need for information on procedural techniques and avoidance of complications. It will be a welcome addition to the interventionalist's library."--Doody's Review Service

Filling a crucial gap in procedural knowledge, this groundbreaking reference is the first to focus on interventional cardiovascular procedures. The book includes a full section on procedures as well as chapters on the necessary scientific foundation, to which specialists will refer every day in their clinical practice. In addition, each procedural chapter is loaded with valuable tips and pitfalls from an internationally recognized group of experts.

Interventional Cardiology starts with a useful look the relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology for interventional cardiology. It then covers the principles of the catheterization laboratory and its equipment plus pharmacology before moving on to a step-by-step review of individual procedures and other pertinent topics.

The comprehensive coverage of the book is highly accessible thanks to a well-organized full-color format that synthesizes important information and provides a consistent template in describing each procedure. Throughout the book, charts and tables help to summarize key concepts and can serve as the basis for a detailed overview.


  • A first-of-its-kind, in-depth survey of procedural skills for interventional cardiology-edited by two of the foremost experts in the field, and featuring contributions from key opinion leaders in interventional cardiology
  • Top-to-bottom coverage of the latest interventional cardiology techniques
  • Valuable perspectives on avoiding and properly managing complications
  • Up-to-date information on devices
  • An extensive illustration program with four-color images and figures throughout
  • Spencer B. King, III, MD Director, Interventional Cardiology Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA Alan Yeung, Head, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Director, Interventional Cardiology Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford CA 94305 US
    Title:Interventional CardiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 11 × 8.7 × 1.65 inPublished:December 25, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0071415270

    ISBN - 13:9780071415279


    Table of Contents




    AcknowledgmentsPart 1. Knowledge Foundation

    Section 1. Anatomy for Interventional Cardiology

    1.Coronary Artery Anatomy for the Interventionalist

    2.Cardiac Chamber Anatomy

    3.Peripheral Anatomy for the InterventionalistSection 2. Physiology

    4.The Coronary Circulation

    5.Physiological Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis: A Hemodynamic ApproachSection 3. Pathophysiology

    6.Valvular Pathophysiology

    7.Arterial Disease

    8.Ventricular Pathophysiology

    Part 2. Equipment: Construction and Performance

    9.Equipment for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    10.Design and Construction of Stents

    11.Adjunctive Devices: Atherectomy, Thrombectomy, Embolic Protections, IUVS, Doppler, and Pressure Wires

    Part 3. Principles and Catheter Laboratory Equipment

    12.X-Ray Cinefluorographic Systems

    13.Operational Radiation Management for Patients and Staff

    14.General Principles of Coronary Artery Brachytherapy

    15.X-Ray Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Coronary Arteries

    16.Intracardiac Echocardiography in the Catheterization Laboratory

    17.Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Physiologic Recorders

    18.Digital Image Formats and Archiving Practices

    Part 4. Pharmacology

    19.Antithrombin Therapies

    20.Antiplatelet Therapies in Contemporary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    21.Thrombolytic Therapy

    22.Radiographic Contrast Media

    23.Renal Complications of Contrast Media

    24.Patient Sedation in the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory

    Part 5. Procedures

    25.Diagnostic Procedures: Special Considerations

    26.Diagnostic Procedures: Peripheral Angiography

    27.Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques

    28.Coronary Guidewire Manipulation

    29.Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

    30.Coronary Stenting, Bare Metal Stents, and Drug-Eluting Stents

    31.Rotational Atherectomy: Concepts and Practice


    33.Basic Wire-Handling Strategies for Chronic Total Occlusion

    34.Percutaneous Intervention in Chronic Total Coronary Occlusions

    35.Directional Coronary Atherectomy

    36.Distal Embolic Protection Devices

    37.Intervention in Venous and Arterial Grafts

    38.Special Considerations: Acute Myocardial Infarction

    39.Complex Lesion Intervention: Bifurcation, Left Main Coronary Artery, and Ostial Lesions

    40.Special Considerations: Small Vessel and Diffuse Disease

    41.Special Patient Subsets: Diabetic and Elderly

    42.Inoue-Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty

    43.Aortic Valvuloplasty and Future Solutions to Aortic Valve Disease

    44.Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty

    45.Percutaneous Closure of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale

    46.Alcohol Septal Ablation for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    47.Coronary Vein Device Insertion

    48.Device Retrieval Systems

    49.Percutaneous Treatment of Coronary Artery Fistulas

    50.Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting

    51.Iliac Angioplasty and Stenting

    52.Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    53.Carotid and Vertebral Artery Intervention

    Part 6. Complications and Management

    54.Risk Stratification in Interventional Cardiology

    55.Acute Threatened Coronary Closure

    56.Subacute Closure

    57.Coronary Artery Perforation

    58.Embolization and No-Reflow During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    59.Emergency Surgery

    60.Complications of Peripheral Procedures

    Part 7. Medical Management of Risk Factors

    61.Lipid-Lowering Therapy and the Interventional Cardiologist


    63.Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

    64.Nontraditional Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis

    Part 8. Preclinical and Clinical Trials

    65.Preclinical Laboratory Functions

    66.The Core Laboratory: Quantitative Coronary Angiography and Intravascular Ultrasound

    67.How to Read Clinical Trials

    Part 9. Reimbursement and Hospital Finance


    69.Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in Interventional Cardiology

    Part 10. Principles of Innovation

    70.Innovation and Interventional Cardiology: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead

    71.Principles of Innovation: Transforming Clinical Needs into Viable Inventions


    Editorial Reviews

    "This is a one-of-a-kind textbook for fellows in training and practicing interventionalists. While the bulk of the book is devoted to the clinical aspects of interventional procedure performance, each author focuses on avoiding procedural complications....This is an excellent and comprehensive book that fills a need for information on procedural techniques and avoidance of complications. It will be a welcome addition to the interventionalist's library. 4 Stars!"--Doody's Review Service