Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Second Edition

  • James E. Tcheng

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark I. Hainer, Michael H. Sketch
    Pages 27-46
  3. James E. Tcheng, David A. Cox
    Pages 47-63
  4. Nezar Falluji, David J. Moliterno, Debabrata Mukherjee
    Pages 101-113
  5. Pantelis Diamantouros, Ing Haan Lim
    Pages 115-133
  6. Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, Sorin J. Brener
    Pages 169-194
  7. Geraldo A. Ramos, Joshua M. Hare, Alan W. Heldman
    Pages 195-203
  8. Richard P. Konstance II, Russell J. Ivanhoe
    Pages 205-213
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 215-225

About this book


The emergency treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-one of the leading causes of death throughout the world-with immediate cardiac cathterization and percutaneous coronary intervention, or primary angioplasty, is now considered the optimal approach to this deadly disorder. In Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Second Edition, leading investigators and experienced clinicians collect and summarize the world’s literature and augment this with practical wisdom concerning this critically important form of care. Technical, professional, and administrative aspects are reviewed in clear detail. Among the topics covered are the technique and technology of direct angioplasty, patient selection, regulatory issues, performance metrics, clinical trials and outcomes, adjunctive pharmacology, economics, and implications for the health care system. The practicing cardiologist will appreciate the many useful how-to tips and pointers; the cardiology fellow will value the a-to-z approach that addresses all critical issues; and the administrator will learn the details of creating, maintaining, evaluating, and justifying a successful program.

Comprehensive and highly practical Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Second Edition summarizes for today's cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, and emergency room physicians all the accumulated knowledge and experience needed to ensure that primary angioplasty becomes the standard of care for acute myocardial infarctions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James E. Tcheng

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-496-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-497-5
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