Coronary Angioscopy

  • Kyoichi Mizuno
  • Masamichi Takano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Coronary Angioscopy Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tsunenori Arai
      Pages 3-12
    3. Yukio Ozaki, Masanori Okumura, Tevfik F. Ismail, Sadako Motoyama, Hiroyuki Naruse, Takashi Muramatsu et al.
      Pages 13-29
    4. Takanobu Tomaru, Fumitaka Nakamura, Yoshiharu Fujimori, Yasumi Uchida
      Pages 31-45
  3. Procedure of Coronary Angioscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Kyoichi Mizuno
      Pages 67-77
    3. Masanori Kawasaki
      Pages 79-88
    4. Shigenobu Inami
      Pages 89-93
    5. Yoshiaki Mitsutake, Takafumi Ueno
      Pages 95-105
    6. Nobuyuki Komiyama
      Pages 117-129
    7. Takanobu Tomaru, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Takeshi Sakurai, Kei-ichi Tokuhiro, Fumitaka Nakamura, Toshihiro Morita et al.
      Pages 131-141
    8. Kentaro Okamatsu
      Pages 143-148
  4. Angioscopic Findings After Stent- and Drug-Based Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Toshiro Shinke
      Pages 151-161
    3. Kazuoki Dai, Masaharu Ishihara
      Pages 181-187
    4. Hideo Kawakami, Hiroshi Matusoka
      Pages 189-209
    5. Masami Nishino
      Pages 211-216
    6. Masamichi Takano
      Pages 217-227
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


This book presents a thorough review of coronary angioscopy, ranging from instructions on its use to the latest advances. Starting with the structure and fundamental principles of angioscopy, it shows readers how to apply the image to comprehensive care of coronary-artery patients. Plentiful color photos and illustrations will enable readers to investigate and classify plaques and thrombi and to evaluate coronary stent- and drug-based therapies. The authors are leading researchers on angioscopy. This book offers the perfect guide not only for new clinicians but also for cardiologists who have already adopted this technique for medical examination and treatment. Angioscopy is a unique medical technique for visualizing the interior of blood vessels and helps physicians not only to diagnose the pathology but also to measure the effectiveness of Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or antiarteriosclerotic drugs. Furthermore, the recently developed molecular angioscopy approach allows us to observe Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxide, collagen, and macrophages, and is rapidly growing in importance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kyoichi Mizuno
    • 1
  • Masamichi Takano
    • 2
  1. 1.Mitsukoshi Health and Welfare FoundationNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Cardiovascular CenterNippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh HospitalChibaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55545-2
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55546-9
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