Progress in Digital Angiocardiography

  • Paul H. Heintzen
  • Joachim H. Bürsch

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Digital Angiocardiography for Diagnostic Routine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Zeitler, W. Seyferth
      Pages 3-11
    3. K. Bachmann, R. Gansser
      Pages 13-23
    4. Hiroyuki Abe, Kazuhisa Himi
      Pages 25-31
  3. Digital Ventriculography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Quantitation of Valvular Insufficiency

      1. J. H. Bürsch, J. Zerbst, P. H. Heintzen
        Pages 39-50
      2. P.-A. Doriot, J. Divernois, P. Chatelain, W. Rutishauser
        Pages 51-61
    3. Assessment of Cardiac Dynamics

      1. P. E. Lange, W. Budach, B. Ewert, D. G. W. Onnasch, P. H. Heintzen
        Pages 71-86
      2. Otto M. Hess, Daniel Grob, Jörg Grimm, Bernhard Birchler, Peter Niederer, Hans P. Krayenbühl
        Pages 87-98
      3. P.-A. Doriot, J. P. Melchior, P. Chatelain, W. Rutishauser
        Pages 99-105
      4. Helmut Wollschläger, Andreas M. Zeiher, Peter Lee, Ulrich Solzbach, Tassilo Bonzel, Hanjörg Just
        Pages 119-125
      5. Melvin L. Marcus, John A. Rumberger, Steven J. Reiter, William Stanford, Craig A. Stark, Andrew J. Feiring
        Pages 127-134
  4. Digital Coronary Angiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Assessment of Coronary Morphology

    3. Assessment of Coronary Flow and Myocardial Perfusion

      1. J. H. Bürsch, P. H. Heintzen
        Pages 201-213
      2. Dennis L. Parker, David L. Pope, Rudy E. Van Bree, Hiram Marshall
        Pages 215-220
      3. W. Rutishauser, O. Ratib, F. Chappuis, P.-A. Doriot, B. Meier
        Pages 221-225
      4. Steven E. Nissen, Jonathan L. Elion, Anthony N. Demaria
        Pages 237-251
      5. Neal L. Eigler, J. Martin Pfaff, James S. Whiting, Andreas Zeiher, James S. Forrester, H. J. C. Swan
        Pages 265-274
    4. Assessment of Coronary Stenosis and its Functional Significance

  5. Technical Considerations on Digital Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Dietrich G. W. Onnasch, Jörg Lindenau, Joachim H. Bürsch, Paul H. Heintzen
      Pages 327-335
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-353

About this book


According to Schopenhauer problems are usually passing through three stages: - in the first stage they are ignored or just smiled at, - in the second stage they are fought, and in the third stage they are considered to be self-evident, just taken for granted. Whereas digital subtraction angiography (DSA) has obviously reached stage three of that scale, i.e. routine use in radiology, digital angiocardiography, in particular imaging the heart and coronary circulation, is still on its way to the final goal: the filmless heart catheterization laboratory for all invasive and interventional procedures. A few pioneers have already completely abandoned the conventional cine­ coronary and angiocardiographic technique, others - as we do -still combine both digital and conventional methods in clinical routine, but most cardiol­ ogists up till now stay sceptically aside. We hope that at least some of the articles published in this volume may convince more and more cardiologists that digital imaging procedures are the method of choice, in particular if quantitative assessment of the anatomical or functional status of the cardiovascular system is required (pre- and post­ operations or pre-and post-interventions). Such a critical control of all therapeutic procedures, be it by surgical, catheter-or medical 'interventions', is indeed an urgent and widely under­ estimated or neglected requirement.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul H. Heintzen
    • 1
  • Joachim H. Bürsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. Kinderkardiologie und Biomedizinische TechnikUniversitäts-KinderklinikKielGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7093-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1331-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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