Practice of Coronary Angioplasty

  • Thomas Ischinger
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 1-3
  3. Bernard R. Chaitman, Henry M. Goodgold, Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 15-27
  4. Umit T. Aker, Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 61-92
  5. Michel Vandormael, Thomas Ischinger, Robert Roth
    Pages 93-127
  6. Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 128-165
  7. Bernhard Meier, Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 183-193
  8. Thomas Ischinger, Bernhard Meier
    Pages 194-210
  9. Jay Hollman, Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 211-222
  10. Gerald Dorros, Michael Cowley
    Pages 223-240
  11. George C. Kaiser, Lawrence R. McBride, Thomas Ischinger
    Pages 241-249
  12. Paul Robert David, Thierry Corcos
    Pages 305-318
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 319-325

About these proceedings


After 7 years of clinical use, percutaneous transluminal coronary angio­ plasty (PTCA) has now found worldwide acceptance, and its basic techniques are well standardized. A growing number of invasive cardi­ ologists are acquainting themselves with the procedure in order to be in a position to offer new therapeutic options to their patients. However, the transition from the diagnostic to the therapeutic intervention is not always easily accomplished. Certain prerequisites concerning technique, the physician, technical equipment, and program organization are necessary for safe and effective performance. The consequences of unsuccessful coronary angioplasty range from waste of time and money to severe complications for the patient; the decision to perform PTCA needs to be based on sound indications and techniques according to the best current scientific evidence. Techniques and technology for coronary angioplasty continue to evolve. Scientific evidence of its short-and long-term value continues to accumulate, and applications of the procedure are still being extended. This volume is obviously no substitute for well-guided hands-on experience with the procedure; it is intended rather to present current policies of patient selection and patient management; to describe standard techniques (femoral and brachial approaches) and potential applications; to point out problem areas and limitations of the proce­ dure; and to provide tips that may be useful even for the more experienced angioplasty operator.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Ischinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyHospital München-BogenhausenMünchen 81Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70817-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70815-2
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