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Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions

A Knowledge-Based Approach


  • First knowledge-based tutorial designed to develop expertise in catheter-based cardiovascular interventions

  • Will enable the reader to master complex decision making and strategic skills

  • Equally relevant to cardiologists, surgeons, vascular specialists, and radiologists

  • Written by some of the leading experts in the field

  • Includes supplementary material:

Table of contents (62 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Historical Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Historical Account: Interventional Cardiology

      • Oliver Gaemperli, Thomas F. Lüscher
      Pages 3-14
    3. Historical Account: Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology

      • Josef Rösch, Frederick S. Keller
      Pages 15-26
    4. Historical Account of Interventional Neuroradiology

      • Eric R. Cohen, Philip M. Meyers, Sean D. Lavine, Randall T. Higashida
      Pages 27-41
  3. Knowledge

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43
    2. Knowledge

      • Michael Bishop
      Pages 45-48
    3. Knowledge and Its Transmission

      • Tim Thornton
      Pages 49-58
  4. Skills and Expertise

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. Cognitive Science: An Introduction

      • Cleotilde Gonzalez
      Pages 61-67
    3. Cognitive Skills in Medicine

      • Halszka Jarodzka, Henny P. A. Boshuizen, Paul A. Kirschner
      Pages 69-86
    4. Psychomotor Skills

      • Otmar Bock, Adam Dubrowski
      Pages 87-95
    5. Professional Expertise in Medicine

      • Joe Causer, A. Mark Williams
      Pages 97-112
    6. Legal Expertise

      • Alexander P. F. Ehlers, Christian Rybak, Astrid Wenke
      Pages 157-171
    7. Development and Teaching of Complex Skills in Invasive Procedures

      • Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Irene Tjiam
      Pages 173-186
  5. Diagnostic Modalities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201
    2. Radiation Protection

      • Roshan Samuel Livingstone
      Pages 261-278

About this book

Operator skills, and in particular decision-making and strategic skills, are the most critical factor for the outcome of catheter-based cardiovascular interventions. Currently, such skills are commonly developed by the empirical trial and error method only. In this textbook, for the first time, an explicit teaching, training, and learning approach is set out that will enable interventional operators, whether cardiologists, vascular surgeons, vascular specialists, or radiologists, to learn about and to develop the cognitive skills required in order to achieve consistent expert-level catheter-based interventions. It is anticipated that adoption of this approach will allow catheter-based interventions to become a domain of excellence, with rapid transfer of knowledge, steep learning curves, and highly efficient acquisition of complex skills by individual operators — all of which are essential to meet successfully the challenges of modern cardiovascular care.

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Dept. of Internal Medicine, Gesundheitszentrum Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

    Peter Lanzer

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions

  • Book Subtitle: A Knowledge-Based Approach

  • Editors: Peter Lanzer

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-27676-7Published: 01 August 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 1046

  • Number of Illustrations: 256 b/w illustrations, 186 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Angiology, Cardiac Surgery