The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 4th Edition
By Morton L Kern, MD, FACC
Approx. 672 pages, Approx. 500 illustrations, Copyright 2003
Presents clear instructions on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to manage complications.
Features a straightforward, easy-to-understand approach and a pocket-sized format that are ideal for reference by practitioners on the go.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY Indications for Cardiac Catheterization Contraindications Complications and Risks Catheterization Laboratory Data Preparation of the Patient Special Preparations The Team Approach to Cardiac Catheterization Equipment in the Catheterization Laboratory Training Requirements Environmental Safety in the Catheterization Laboratory 2. ARTERIAL AND VENOUS ACCESS PERCUTANEOUS FEMORAL The Arm Approach Use of Heparin during Cardiac Catheterization Problems of Vascular Access Common Problems in Accessing and Cannulating Coronary arteries and Grafts Arterial and Venous Access: Nurse/Technician Viewpoints Equipment and Instruments Used for Access 3. HEMODYNAMIC DATA Pressure Waves in the Heart Right and Left Heart Catheterization Computations for Hemodynamic Measurements Computations of Valve Area from Pressure Gradients and Cardiac Output Examples of Aortic and Mitral Valve Area Calculations Use of Valve Resistance for Aortic Stenosis Measurement of Cardiac Output Intracardiac Shunts Equipment Used for Hemodynamic Study Hemodynamic Recording Techniques Hemodynamic Examples and Artifacts Electrocardiography in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory 4. ANGIOGRAPHIC DATA Section I: Cardiac Angiography Coronary Arteriography Problems and Solutions in the Interpretation of Coronary Angiograms Ventriculography Section II: Other Cardiovascular Angiographic Studies Ascending Aortography Abdominal Aortography Pulmonary Angiography Periperal Vascular Angiography Section III: The X-Ray Image Generation of the X-Ray Image Digital Angiography Radiation Safety Section IV: Angiographic Equipment Injectors and Contrast Materials Angiographic Catheters Medications Used in Coronary Angiography Pacemakers 5. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC STUDIES AND ABALTION TECHNIQUES Technical Aspects Procedures Utility of EPS of Specific Diagnosis Catheter Ablation 6. RESEARCH TECHNIQUES Quantitative Coronary Angiography and Ventriculography Myocardial Blood Flow Myocardial Metabolism Coronary Sinus Catheterization Doppler Coronary Flow Velocity Techniques Combined Hemodynamic and Echocardiographic Methodologies High-Fidelity Micromanometer-Tip Pressure Measurements Physiologic Maneuvers in the Catheterization Laboratory 7. SPECIAL TECHNIQUES Transseptal Heart Catheterization Direct Transthoracic LV Puncture Endomyocardial Biopsy Coronary Sinus (CS) Catheterization Intravascular Foreign Body Retrieval Transluminal Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Special Conditions 8. HIGH-RISK CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION The High-Risk Patient Incidence of Complications in the High-Risk Patient Management of Arrhythmias in High-Risk Patients Cardiac Support Devices 9. INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) Valvuloplasty 10. DOCUMENTATION IN THE CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY Healthcare Quality Standards to Reduce Medical Malpractice The Medical Record: General Points Minimum Documentation in the Catheterization Laboratory Charting Recommendations for Outpatient Catheterization Documentation for Medical Treatment Problems or Complications: Events Requiring an Incident Report Equipment Failure