Key Features

  • Straightforward, richly illustrated explanations clarify even the most advanced interpretation concepts and skills.
  • A useful overview of today's catheterization lab technology enables you to understand the latest advances in waveform acquisition.
  • Thorough coverage of both normal and abnormal findings helps you distinguish normal waveforms from those indicative of disease.
  • A disease-oriented assessment of waveform data demonstrates how both qualitative and quantitative interpretation can affect clinical decision making.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Hemodynamic Assessment in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 2. Normal Waveforms, Artifacts and Pitfalls. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 3. Cardiac Output and Shunt Determination. Vishal Aurora, M.D.

Chapter 4. Mitral Valve Disease. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 5. Aortic Valve Disease. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 6. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Related Conditions. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 7. Right-Sided Heart Disorders: Hemodynamics of the Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valves and Pulmonary Hypertension. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 8. Pericardial Disease and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 9. Chronic Heart Failure and Shock. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 10. Complications of Acute MI. Brandon Brown, M.D.

Chapter 11. Congenital Heart Disease. Rajan Patel, M.D. and D. Scott Lim, M.D.

Chapter 12. Coronary Hemodynamics. Michael Ragosta, M.D.

Chapter 13. Advanced Hemodynamic Assessment of Ventricular Function. D. Scott Lim, M.D and Howard P. Gutgesell, M.D.

Chapter 14. Miscellaneous Hemodynamic Conditions. Michael Ragosta, M.D.


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About the author

Michael Ragosta

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology, The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA