Quantitative Coronary Angiography in Clinical Practice

  • Patrick W. Serruys
  • David P. Foley
  • Pim J. De Feyter

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Validation of QCA: In vitro and in vivo, off-line and on-line studies

    1. Johan H. C. Reiber
      Pages 1-6
    2. Johan H. C. Reiber, Pieter M. J. Van Der Zwet, Gerhard Koning, Craig D. Von Land, Bert Van Meurs, Jan J. Gerbrands et al.
      Pages 7-26
    3. Jürgen Haase, David Keane, Carlo Di Mario, Javier Escaned, Cornelis J. Slager, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 27-49
    4. Carlo Di Mario, Jürgen Haase, Javier Escaned, Eline Montauban Van Swijndregt, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 51-68
    5. Javier Escaned, Jürgen Haase, David P. Foley, Carlo Di Mario, Ad Den Boer, Eline Montauban Van Swijndregt et al.
      Pages 69-87
  3. The QCA core laboratory: Practical lessons learned and application to clinical practice

    1. Victor A. W. M. Umans, Walter R. M. Hermans, Jean-Paul R. Herrman, Jaap Pameyer, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 121-135
  4. Physiological applications of QCA, correlation with intracoronary physiological measurements obtained by alternative methodology

    1. Bernard de Bruyne, Nico H. J. Pijls, Pascal J. Vantrimpont, Walter J. Paulus, Stanislas U. Sys, Guy R. Heyndrickx
      Pages 147-165
    2. Håkan Emanuelsson, Michal Dohnal, Carl Lamm, Carlo Di Mario, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 167-179
    3. Patrick W. Serruys, Edward S. Murphy, Nico H. J. Pijls
      Pages 181-230
    4. Marc M. J. M. Van Der Linden, Jürgen Haase, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 231-242
    5. Nico H. J. Pijls, K. Lance Gould, Bernard De Bruyne, Hans J. R. M. Bonnier, G. Jan Willem Bech, William Wijns et al.
      Pages 243-269
    6. Carlo Di Mario, Pim J. De Feyter, Johan C. H. Schuurbiers, Peter De Jaegere, Robert Gil, Håkan Emanuelsson et al.
      Pages 283-306
  5. A in the study of vasomotion

    1. Yukio Ozaki, David Keane, Jürgen Haase, Fumimaro Takatsu, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 317-328
    2. Claude Hanet, Robert Dion, William Wijns
      Pages 355-369
  6. QCA in the setting of acute coronary syndromes, evaluation of the role of thrombolysis and balloon angioplasty

  7. QCA applied to the evaluation of immediate and long term outcome following coronary balloon angioplasty: experiences emerging from long multicentre restenosis prevention trials

  8. Evaluation of new devices and comparison with balloon angioplasty using QCA

    1. Victor A. W. M. Umans, David P. Foley, Annie Robert, Pascal Quaedvlieg, Eline Montauban Van Swijndregt, William Wijns et al.
      Pages 537-560
    2. Eugène P. Mcfadden, Christophe Bauters, Philippe Quandalle, Michel E. Bertrand, Jean-Marc Lablanche
      Pages 561-572
    3. Peter P. De Jaegere, Bradley H. Strauss, Marieangèle Morel, Pim J. De Feyter, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 573-590
    4. Sipke Strikwerda, Eline Montauban Van Swijndregt, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 591-610
    5. David P. Foley, Walter R. Hermans, Victor A. Umans, Benno J. Rensing, Peter P. De Jaegere, Javier Escaned et al.
      Pages 611-634
  9. QCA applied to the natural history of atherosclerosis

    1. Pim J. De Feyter, Jeroen Vos, Carlo Di Mario, Patrick W. Serruys, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 635-651
    2. Marc M. J. M. Van Der Linden, Aggie H. M. M. Balk, Pim J. De Feyter
      Pages 667-679
  10. Intravascular ultrasound and QCA

    1. Javier Escaned, Pierre Doriot, Carlo Di Mario, David P. Foley, Jürgen Haase, Jose Baptista et al.
      Pages 681-693
    2. Carlo Di Mario, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt, Peter P. De Jaegere, Pim J. De Feyter, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 695-715
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 717-727

About this book


Quantitative coronary angiography has become an invaluable tool for the interventional cardiologist, providing objective and reproducible measurements of coronary artery dimensions, which can be used to study progression or regression of coronary atherosclerosis, as well as the immediate and long term effects of percutaneous interventions. Until recently, this powerful imaging technology was confined to a small number of so-called high level institutions. Fortunately, with the development of digital cardiac imaging equipment and adaptation of cine-angiographically based computer software for on-line use in the catheterization room, quantitative coronary angiography is now available to all interventionalists.
This book is a timely guide for the impending QCA user, providing practical as well as theoretical and scientific information. A comprehensive evaluation of the clinical usefulness of QCA is covered, from the fundamental principles through experimental validation studies, application to clinical trials of a wide range of pharmacological and interventional therapies in the full spectrum of clinical presentation of coronary disease syndromes, evaluation of the therapeutic efficacy of various new devices for coronary intervention, together with extensive presentation of its physiological, functional and anatomical correlations, by comparison with other intracoronary measurement and imaging techniques. In addition, evolving theories and concepts in the ever topical `restenosis phenomenon' after percutaneous intervention, based on serial QCA studies, are presented and discussed and a potentially unifying methodological approach to further study of this ubiquitous problem is offered.
This book, thanks to the collaboration of many experts in the field of intracoronary imaging and measurement, provides stimulating, interesting and practical information, both for the academic scientist and practising clinician.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick W. Serruys
    • 1
  • David P. Foley
    • 1
  • Pim J. De Feyter
    • 1
  1. 1.Thoraxcenter, ErasmusUniversity RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4295-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8358-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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