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Cardiac Catheterization Handbook

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This one-of-a-kind handbook again provides step-by-step instructions on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to manage complications in the cath lab, with valuable updates on safety requirements, new technology, and new techniques. It takes you through a detailed review of equipment, specific laboratory techniques, and lab safety, as well as the limitations, complications, and medical-surgical implications of cardiac catheterization and angiography findings. The book's portable size make it the preferred pocket reference!

Audience
Cardiology Residents and Fellows

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07902-0

Reviews

  •  "The information on management of coronary, carotid, cerebral, and renal disease remains a cornerstone of this handbook. This handbook represents a valuable resource for those new to the catheterization laboratory looking for a firm foundation in the fundamentals and evidence-based medicine."

    - Nicholas Hanna, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    5 Star - Doody, March 2013


Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY

    - Indications for Cardiac Catheterization
    - Contraindications
    - Complications and Risks
    - Catheterization Laboratory Data
    - Preparation of the Patient
    - Special Preparations
    - The Team Approach to Cardiac Catheterization
    - Equipment in the Catheterization Laboratory
    - Training Requirements
    - Environmental Safety in the Catheterization Laboratory

    2. ARTERIAL AND VENOUS ACCESS PERCUTANEOUS FEMORAL

    - The Arm Approach
    - Use of Heparin during Cardiac Catheterization
    - Problems of Vascular Access
    - Common Problems in Accessing and Cannulating Coronary Arteries and Grafts
    - Arterial and Venous Access: Nurse/Technician Viewpoints
    - Equipment and Instruments Used for Access

    3. HEMODYNAMIC DATA

    - Pressure Waves in the Heart
    - Right and Left Heart Catheterization
    - Computations for Hemodynamic Measurements
    - Computations of Valve Area from Pressure Gradients and Cardiac Output
    - Examples of Aortic and Mitral Valve Area Calculations
    - Use of Valve Resistance for Aortic Stenosis
    - Measurement of Cardiac Output
    - Intracardiac Shunts
    - Equipment Used for Hemodynamic Study
    - Hemodynamic Recording Techniques
    - Hemodynamic Examples and Artifacts
    - Electrocardiography in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    4. ANGIOGRAPHIC DATA

    - Section I: Cardiac Angiography
    - Coronary Arteriography
    - Problems and Solutions in the Interpretation of Coronary Angiograms
    - Ventriculography
    - Section II: Other Cardiovascular Angiographic Studies
    - Ascending Aortography
    - Abdominal Aortography
    - Pulmonary Angiography
    - Periperal Vascular Angiography
    - Section III: The X-Ray Image
    - Generation of the X-Ray Image
    - Digital Angiography
    - Radiation Safety
    - Section IV: Angiographic Equipment
    - Injectors and Contrast Materials
    - Angiographic Catheters
    - Medications Used in Coronary Angiography
    - Pacemakers

    5. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC STUDIES AND ABALTION TECHNIQUES

    - Technical Aspects
    - Procedures
    - Utility of EPS of Specific Diagnosis
    - Catheter Ablation

    6. RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

    - Quantitative Coronary Angiography and Ventriculography
    - Myocardial Blood Flow
    - Myocardial Metabolism
    - Coronary Sinus Catheterization
    - Doppler Coronary Flow Velocity Techniques
    - Combined Hemodynamic and Echocardiographic Methodologies
    - High-Fidelity Micromanometer-Tip Pressure Measurements
    - Physiologic Maneuvers in the Catheterization Laboratory

    7. SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

    - Transseptal Heart Catheterization
    - Direct Transthoracic LV Puncture
    - Endomyocardial Biopsy
    - Coronary Sinus (CS) Catheterization
    - Intravascular Foreign Body Retrieval
    - Transluminal Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
    - Special Conditions

    8. HIGH-RISK CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION

    - The High-Risk Patient
    - Incidence of Complications in the High-Risk Patient
    - Management of Arrhythmias in High-Risk Patients
    Cardiac Support Devices

    9. INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES

    - Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
    - Valvuloplasty

    10. DOCUMENTATION IN THE CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LABORATORY

    - Healthcare Quality Standards to Reduce Medical Malpractice
    - The Medical Record: General Points
    - Minimum Documentation in the Catheterization Laboratory
    - Charting Recommendations for Outpatient Catheterization
    - Documentation for Medical Treatment Problems or Complications: Events Requiring an Incident Report
    Equipment Failure

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