Clinical Guide to Primary Angioplasty: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Clinical Guide to Primary Angioplasty

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen Brecker, Martin Rothman

CRC Press

232 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781841846736
pub: 2010-05-21

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Primary angioplasty is a life-saving, minimally invasive emergency procedure increasingly used in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. As the procedure further proves its effectiveness, it is imperative that all cardiologists have a comprehensive understanding of the major issues surrounding primary angioplasty. This easy-to-use, clinically focused text is an essential reference for those hoping to achieve this understanding. A valuable educational tool, this text fully explores the vital concepts of primary angioplasty.

Table of Contents

Epidemiology and Historical Perspectives; Peter Clemmensen and Kari Saunamäki

Prehospital Diagnosis and Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction; Gilles Montalescot and Patrick Goldstein

Presentation of AMI—Symptoms, Examination, Biomarkers, and Atypical Presentations;

Christopher P. Moriates, Kabir J. Singh, and Alan S. Maisel

The Definition of Myocardial Infarction; Kristian Thygesen, Joseph S. Alpert, and Allan S. Jaffe

Optimal Reperfusion Therapy: Clinical Trial Evidence of Primary Angioplasty and (Prehospital) Fibrinolysis;

Freek W. A. Verheugt

Adjunctive Pharmacologic Therapies; Gregory Ducrocq and Philippe Gabriel Steg

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Role of Stenting versus Balloon Angioplasty and Drug-Eluting Stents versus Bare Metal

Stents: Trial Evidence and Current Concepts; Robert A. Byrne and Adnan Kastrati

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Culprit-Lesion Only versus Multivessel Intervention; Thomas Pilgrim and Stephan Windecker

Management of Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction: Ventricular Septal Defect, Mitral Regurgitation,

Free-Wall Rupture; Imran Saeed and Marjan Jahangiri

Primary Coronary Angioplasty: The Role of Mechanical Circulatory Support; Luiz Alberto Mattos and Pedro Beraldo de Andrade

Primary Angioplasty:Methods of Reducing Infarct Size and Reperfusion Injury; Michael Gick, Jan Minners, and Franz-Josef Neumann

Primary Angioplasty: The Importance of Time to Reperfusion, Door to Balloon Times, and How to Reduce Them; Atman P. Shah and William J. French

Systems of Care for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Abhiram Prasad

Utilization of Facilitated and Rescue Angioplasty; Rajiv Gulati and Bernard J. Gersh

Opportunities and Challenges of Stem Cell Therapy: Is there a Role in AMI?; Barry H. Trachtenberg and Joshua M. Hare

Primary Angioplasty in Health Care Delivery: The European Model; Jacob Thorsted Sorensen, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, and Steen Dalby


Primary Angioplasty in Health Care Delivery: The North American Model; Faisal Latif, Kintur Sanghvi, and Cindy L. Grines

Primary Angioplasty in Health Care Delivery: The Economics; Allan J. Wailoo

Special Management of Diabetic Patients with STEMI; Salvatore Brugaletta and Manel Sabaté

Role of Surgery in Acute Myocardial Infarction; Yasir Abu-Omar and David P. Taggart


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology