Percutaneous interventions may be very demanding, challenging and complicated. Even in apparently simple cases, this is true. This superb handbook is the first to focus solely on complications during percutaneous cardiovascular interventions. Handbook of Complications during Percutaneous Coronary Interventions provides both the neophyte and the experienced interventional cardiologist with guidance on how to prevent and to treat complications in the cath lab. The editors and the excellent team of contributors ensure that the reader is provided with practically-oriented advice, as well as tips and tricks, many of which are not included in the classic textbooks.
Section A Introduction 1. More than 25 years of percutaneous cardiovascular interventions: a historical perspective, Michel Bertrand Section B Patient preparation and selection 2. Optimal patient preparation and selection to avoid complications, Richard J. Gumina and David R. Holmes, Jr 3. Optimal antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy, prevention and management of thrombotic complications, G. Montalescot, R. Dumaine, F. Beygui 4. Femoral vascular access and vascular bleeding complications, Chris White, Jose Silva 5. Specific Complications of the Radial Approach: How to avoid them, Yves Louvard, Thierry Lefèvre and Marie-Claude Morice Section C During the procedure 6. Abrupt vessel closure and no-reflow, Alexandre Berger, Morton Kern, Amir Lerman 7. Management of stent loss and foreign body retrieval, Bruno Farah, Jean Fajadet, Jean Marco 8. Coronary Perforation: Incidence, predictive factors, management and prevention, Francois Schiele, Nicolas Meneveau Section D Device related complications 9. How to perform optimal atherectomy, Antonio Colombo, Ioannis Iakovou 10. Embolic Protection Devices and Complications during Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Stéphane Carlier, Xuebo Liu & Gregg Stone 11. Management and prevention of complications during specific interventions: intravascular ultrasound, intracoronary Doppler, Manel Sabaté, Eulogio García, Carlos Macaya 12. Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Devices in the High-Risk Patient, Stephan Windecker, Bernhard Meier Section E Specific issues 13. How to prevent & manage complications during primary PCI, David Antoniucci, and Dariusz Dudek 14. Chronic total occlusion: potentials for serious adverse events, K. Fujii, E. Tsuchikane, T. Matsubara, T. Suzuki 15. Left Main Interventions: Treatment of Serious Potential Complications, Seung-Jung Park, Young-Hak Kim, Seung-Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park 16. Specific concerns to improve the safety of drug-eluting stents, Alexandre Abizaid, Vinicius Daher, Jose de Ribamar Costa Jr, J Eduardo Sousa Section F General issues 17. The ABC and D of cardiac resuscitation in the cath lab, Pascal Vranckx, E. Benit 18. Cardiac Arrhythmias Complicating Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Management and Prevention, Georgios Kourgiannidis, Peter Geelen, Pedro Brugada 19. Renal Complications After Percutaneous Intervention: Cholesterol Embolism and Contrast Nephropathy, Patricia J.M. Best, Roxanna Mehran, Charanjit S. Rihal Section G Non coronary cardiac interventions 20. Complications of Percutaneous Valve Interventions, Alec Vahanian, Jean-Pierre Bassand, Younes Boudjemline, Alain Cribier, Vasilis Babaliaros, Carla Agatiello, Ted Feldman 21. Complications During Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale, Atrial and Ventricular Septum Defects, Guy Reeder, Eric Eeckhout, Horst Sievert Section H Words of wisdom 22. The Ten Commandments for the Young Interventional Cardiologist, Stéphane Carlier, Jeffrey Moses 23. Ten Golden Rules for Avoiding Complications during PCI, Malcolm Bell, Amir Lerman