Routledge a Taylor & Francis Group
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Incorporating the invaluable experience of pioneers in the field, this comprehensive, up-to-date work discusses the efficacy and uses of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging in coronary intervention-emphasizing how decision making and intraprocedural modifications are enhanced when the anatomy is elucidated optimally.
Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease
considers IVUS image interpretation in normal and diseased arteries as well as the resulting prognostic implications
details the comparative utility of IVUS, angioscopy, the Doppler Flowire, and angiography
documents IVUS findings before and after coronary intervention with balloon angioplasty, rotoblators, lasers, directional atherectomy, and stents
reviews the practical role of IVUS in patient postcardiac transplants and for prognostication in patient pre- and postinterventions
presents current and future technological developments and limitations pertaining to coronary ultrasound imaging devices, such as combined IVUS-PTCA catheters and 3D IVUS imaging
Containing over 120 detailed micrographs facilitating direct clinical application of the topics addressed, this state-of-the-art reference is essential reading for cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, cardiovascular pathologists, angiologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.