4th Edition

Endovascular Skills Guidewire and Catheter Skills for Endovascular Surgery, Fourth Edition

By Peter A. Schneider Copyright 2019
    472 Pages 250 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The goal of Endovascular Skills: Guidewire and Catheter Skills for Endovascular Surgery has always been to provide a “step-by-step” approach to techniques and procedures that comprise one of the most exciting and rapidly developing specialties in medicine today: minimally invasive management of vascular disease.  Endovascular technique has gone from being a novelty to a mainstay of vascular care and this edition of Endovascular Skills has been revised and expanded to reflect these changes. This book serves as a “how-to” guide for endovascular intervention and aims to assist clinicians in the development and refinement of skills that are now essential to vascular practice.

    The book introduces readers to strategy, vascular access, guidewire–catheter handling, and arteriography in a multitude of vascular beds. The knowledge base builds as the text progresses in much the same manner that the skill of the professional builds as experience is gained by performing more complex cases and managing complicated patterns of disease. The chapters progress to all aspects of endovascular therapy, including sheath access, balloon angioplasty, stents, and other treatment modalities.

    Part I: Basic Endovascular Skills
    Endovascular Concepts
    Case Preparation and Room Setup
    Getting In: Percutaneous Vascular Access
    Basic Sheath Access
    Guidewire–Catheter Skills
    Small Platform Guidewires and Monorail Systems
    Guidewire and Catheter Passage
    Imaging: The Key to Future Success
    Selective Catheterization
    Setting Up the Therapeutic Maneuver: Crossing Lesions
    Part II: Endovascular Therapy
    Strategy for Endovascular Therapy
    Endovascular Workshop
    Access for Endovascular Therapy
    Medications for Endovascular Therapy
    Balloon Angioplasty: Minimally Invasive Autologous Revascularization
    More About Balloon Angioplasty: Keeping Out of Trouble
    Stents: Minimally Invasive Relining
    The Infrarenal Aorta, Aortic Bifurcation, and Iliac Arteries: Advice about Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Placement
    The Infrainguinal Arteries: Advice about Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Placement
    Advice About Endovascular Salvage of Previous Reconstructions
    Part III: Advanced Endovascular Therapy
    New Tools and Devices and How to Use Them
    Brachiocephalic Interventions
    Visceral and Renal Arteries: Advice about Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Placement
    Complex Lower-Extremity Revascularization
    Coiling of Peripheral Aneurysms
    Making a Clean Getaway: Puncture Site Management
    Endovascular Complications Can Be Avoided


    Dr. Peter A. Schneider has had a strong interest in endovascular techniques and vascular education throughout his career. Following a successful career at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii as the founding member and chief of the Division of Vascular Therapy, Dr. Schneider has entered a new chapter becoming Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at University of California San Francisco. He received an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed vascular surgery fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. He has published numerous articles and books, overseen the development of several medical devices, and recently became Chief Executive Officer of InRoad Medical. The 4th Edition of Endovascular Skills, represents a culmination of advancements in endovascular techniques.

    ‘[..]a high-quality book, both in its ability to explain complex endovascular procedures in simple terms, as well as in its use of tables and illustrations to augment these explanations.’

    — Brian D. Wernick, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine