Endovascular Skills: Guidewire and Catheter Skills for Endovascular Surgery, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Endovascular Skills

Guidewire and Catheter Skills for Endovascular Surgery, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

By Peter A. Schneider

CRC Press

451 pages | 250 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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


About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Surgery / Thoracic
MEDICAL / Surgery / Vascular