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Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention
Seventh edition
by Donald S. Baim

Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention Seventh Edition reflects the rapid evolution and growing clinical use of interventional techniques.

The completely revamped interventional section includes new material on:

  • treatment of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease
  • coronary atherectomy
  • thrombectomy
  • distal embolic protection devices
  • bare metal and drug-eluting stents
  • percutaneous valve therapies

Other significantly revised chapters include pulmonary angiography, endomyocardial biopsy, and circulatory assist devices. This edition's enhanced companion CD-ROM features more than 100 digital cases, plus more than 20 animations showing the actions of various invasive and interventional devices.


General Principles

  1. Cardiac catheterization history and current practice standards
  2. Cineangiographic imaging, radiation safety, and contrast agents
  3. Complications and the optimal use of adjunctive pharmacology

Basic Techniques

  1. Percutaneous approach, including trans-septal and apical puncture
  2. Brachial cutdown approach
  3. Diagnostic catheterization in childhood and adult congenital heart disease

Hemodynamic Principles

  1. Pressure measurement
  2. Blood flow measurement: cardiac output and vascular resistance
  3. Shunt detection and quantification
  4. Calculation of stenotic valve orifice area

Angiographic Techniques

  1. Coronary angiography
  2. Cardiac ventriculography
  3. Pulmonary angiography
  4. Angiography of the aorta and peripheral arteries

Evaluation of Cardiac Function

  1. Stress testing during cardiac catheterization: Exercise and Pacing Techycardia
  2. Measurement of ventricular volumes, ejection fraction, mass, wall stress, and regional wall motion
  3. Evaluation of systolic and diastolic function of the ventricles and myocardium

Special Catheter Techniques

  1. Evaluation of myocardial blood flow and metabolism
  2. Intravascular imaging techniques
  3. endomyocardial biopsy
  4. Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation and other circulatory assist devices

Interventional Techniques

  1. Percutaneous balloon angioplasty and general coronary intervention
  2. Coronary atherectomy, thrombectomy, and embolic protection
  3. Coronary stenting
  4. Percutaneous therapies for valvular heart disease
  5. Peripheral intervention
  6. Intervention for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease

Profiles of Specific Disorders

  1. Profiles in valvular heart disease
  2. Profiles in coronary artery disease
  3. Profiles in pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension
  4. Profiles in cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure
  5. Profiles in pericardial disease
  6. Profiles in congenital heart disese
  7. Profiles in aortic and peripheral vascular disease


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Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention
Seventh edition
by Donald S. Baim

2006 807 pages $168.00 + shipping
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