Introductory Guide to Cardiac Catheterization: Softbound Author(s):
Ronnier J Aviles MD
Adrian W Messerli MD
Arman T Askari MD
Pub Date: February 2004
Written by current and former cardiovascular medicine fellows and faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, this pocket-sized manual is an easy-to-follow “how-to” guide to diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization. The book presents practical pointers, tips, ACC/AHA guidelines, and highlighted clinical pearls and includes troubleshooting sections that provide solutions to frequently encountered problems.
For further clarity, the authors have devised illustrations showing angiograms side by side with pictures of corresponding coronary anatomy. The anatomical pictures show three-dimensional reconstructions of coronary arteries with the heart in the background and include the sternum, ribs, and spine where appropriate. Numerous tables are also included.