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State of the Art in Quantitative Coronary Arteriography

  • J. H. C. Reiber
  • P. W. Serruys

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Technical developments in coronary angiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert A. Vogel
      Pages 17-31
    3. Joachim H. Bürsch, P. H. Heintzen, K. Moldenhauer
      Pages 33-49
    4. Tjeerd van der Werf, H. Stegehuis, R. M. Heethaar
      Pages 51-65
    5. Erik L. Ritman, A. A. Bove
      Pages 67-78
    6. Martin J. Lipton
      Pages 79-100
  3. Quantitative coronary cineangiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Robert H. Selzer, A. Shircore, P. L. Lee, L. Hemphill, D. H. Blankenhorn
      Pages 125-143
    3. Johan H. C. Reiber, P. W. Serruys, C. J. Kooijman, C. J. Slager, J. H. C. Schuurbiers, A. den Boer
      Pages 145-172
  4. Can we measure coronary blood flow from contrast injection?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Rüdiger Simon, I. Amende, G. Herrmann, W. Quante, P. R. Lichtlen
      Pages 193-206
  5. Coronary obstruction and its physiologic significance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. K. Lance Gould, R. L. Kirkeeide
      Pages 209-228
    3. Melvin L. Marcus, D. G. Harrison, C. W. White, L. F. Hiratzka
      Pages 229-237
    4. C. Richard Conti, R. L. Feldman, W. W. Nichols, R. G. MacDonald, C. J. Pepine
      Pages 239-249
    5. Patrick W. Serruys, W. Wijns, R. Geuskens, P. de Feyter, M. van den Brand, J. H. C. Reiber
      Pages 251-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book

Introduction

Over the past twenty years, technical advances in coronary arteriography have contributed to our understanding of the pathophysiologic aspects and natural history of coronary artery disease. Probably more than 700. 000 coronary arterio­ grams are performed annually throughout the world. Usually, these arteriograms are interpreted visually to determine the morphologic extent and severity of coronary artery disease. These subjective determinations, which are hampered . by relatively large intra- and interobserver variations, are used as a basis for critically important therapeutic decisions: Which arteries are to be revascular­ ized, which lesions are suitable for coronary bypass surgery or for percutaneous coronary angioplasty? To improve on this clinical decision making, on the treat­ ment and follow-up of such patients, new, objective and reproducible techniques for the assessment of the extent and severity of coronary artery disease, both in terms of anatomy and functional significance of the lesions, must be made widely available. With such new procedures and technologies the efficacy of new thera­ peutic procedures, the effects of vasodilating and constricting drugs, and the results of long-term studies on the regression and progression of atherosclerotic plaque can be determined in an objective and cost-effective manner.

Keywords

Bypass anatomy angiography coronary artery disease coronary heart disease drugs heart

Editors and affiliations

  • J. H. C. Reiber
    • 1
  • P. W. Serruys
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Thorax CenterErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4279-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8401-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4279-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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