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Coronary Stenosis Morphology: Analysis and Implication

  • Lloyd W. Klein

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Assessment of Stenosis Morphology

  3. Implications of Stenosis Morphology on Pathogenesis

  4. Selection of Treatment Options Guided by Morphologic Assessment

    1. Koon-Hou Mak, Stephen G. Ellis
      Pages 251-279
    2. Terry R. Bowers, Barry M. Kaplan, William W. O’Neill
      Pages 343-382
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 383-392

About this book

Introduction

In this book, the importance and value of accurately assessing coronary stenosis morphology is reviewed, including recent thoughts regarding the pathogenetic mechanisms ascribed to angiographically assessed morphology, several new and potentially more accurate means of determining plaque composition and its relationship to stenosis morphology, and the latest hypotheses regarding interventional device selection.
Each chapter has been written by acknowledged experts in the area, who have contributed significantly to that body of knowledge and are considered opinion leaders nationally and internationally. Each chapter contains the basic `how-to' of that technique, the manner in which it is best utilized or considered, and the limitations that must be taken into account in its application. In some chapters, the authors address guidelines regarding image acquisition and analysis to minimize the variations resulting from the potential error sources.
It is hoped that this work will lead to technological developments, improved performance, and more rational clinical utilization.

Keywords

angiography atherosclerosis myocardial infarction ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Lloyd W. Klein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center Rush Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6287-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7886-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6287-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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