Ultrasound Angioplasty

  • Robert J. Siegel

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 178)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Richard S. Meltzer, Joseph B. Porder, Kathleen Porder
    Pages 55-68
  3. Robert J. Siegel, Timothy A. Fischell, David C. Cumberland, Michael C. Fishbein
    Pages 69-91
  4. Robert J. Siegel, Wolfgang Steffen, Huai Luo, Jean Marzelle, Michael C. Fishbein
    Pages 135-150
  5. Yoram Agmon, Hylton I. Miller, Uri Rosenschein
    Pages 151-170
  6. Peter A. Gaines, Robert J. Siegel, David C. Cumberland
    Pages 171-180
  7. Antonio La Rosa, Angelo Argenteri, Gabriel Dimitrov, Alberto Guagliano, Giovanni Paroni, Attilio Odero
    Pages 191-202
  8. G. Drobinski, D. Brisset, F. Philippe, D. Kremer, G. Montalescot, D. Thomas
    Pages 213-227
  9. Christian Hamm, Jacobus Reimers, Wolfgang Steffen
    Pages 241-254
  10. Dietmar H. Koschyk, Jacobus Reimers, Wolfgang Steffen, Shristian W. Hamm
    Pages 255-262
  11. David C. Cumberland, Julian Gunn, Clare Wales, Richard K. Myler, Robert J. Siegel
    Pages 263-269
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 271-277

About this book


Catheter-delivered therapeutic ultrasound angioplasty is a new technique for use in the treatment of obstructive vascular disease. The treatment differs from balloon angioplasty in that it has been shown experimentally to cause disintegration of calcific and fibrotic atherosclerotic plaques, thrombus dissolution and arterial vasodilation. In contrast to laser technology, ultrasound systems are relatively inexpensive and simple to use and maintain. In the clinical trials detailed in this text, ultrasound angioplasty has been shown to be feasible and safe.
Ultrasound Angioplasty is a comprehensive text, addressing the theoretical, experimental and clinical issues. The international contributions reflect the excitement, interest, spirit and cooperation in the research and development of therapeutic ultrasound.


Ablation Bypass coronary artery disease ultrasound vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Siegel
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8529-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1243-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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