Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty

Technique, Early and Late Results

  • Charles T. Dotter
  • Andreas R. Grüntzig
  • Werner Schoop
  • Eberhard Zeitler
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Transluminal Angioplasty: Method, Indications, and Role in Therapy

  3. Diagnosis

  4. Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty: Instrumentation and Technique

  5. Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty: Mechanism and Morphology

    1. C. L. Zollikofer, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz
      Pages 60-72
    2. F.-J. Roth, G. Cappius, E. Fingerhut
      Pages 73-83
  6. Medical Treatment

    1. E.-I. Richter, E. Zeitler
      Pages 84-90
    2. W. Blättler, N. Foullon, G. Cappius, F.-J. Roth
      Pages 91-94
  7. Primary Results: Leg Arteries

    1. E. Zeitler, E.-I. Richter, W. Seyferth
      Pages 105-114
    2. F.-J. Roth, G. Cappius
      Pages 115-126

About these proceedings

Introduction

In the past ten years, there have been significant advances in the diagnosis and therapy of arterial vascular disease. While long-term morbidity can only be improved by changing the patient's life-style and removing any risk factors that may be present(hypertension, hyperlipidemia,obesity,diabetesmellitus, nicotine abuse), symptomatic relief may be obtained by various procedures. Besides conservative treatment of arterial occlusive disease (physical therapy, medical treatment) and surgical vascular interventions (thromboendarterectomy, bypass procedures), balloon catheters introduced percutaneously under local anesthesia have found increased application in virtually all areas for the dilatation and recanalization of obstructive lesions in the past few years. The technique of balloon dilatation, as introduced by Griintzig as a further development of the percutaneous interventions by Dotter and Judkins, is no longer the decisive issue. The main objective of present clinical research is to de­ termine the proper indications and patient selection for this procedure, which has found its place between conservative treatment and surgery. The contents of this Symposium should provide some guidelines for the indi­ cations and postprocedural therapy for the referring physician, the angiologist, and for the radiologist and cardiologist performing the dilatation. We owe our thanks to all the specialists involved, who have provided us with the benefits of their experience. Mrs. H. Beilmann and Dr. M. Wojtowycz con­ tributed substantially to the preparation of the text. I would like to thank them and the staff of Springer-Verlag for their conscientious work in the interest of composition and publication quality.

Keywords

Bypass Dilatation diagnosis hypertension ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles T. Dotter
    • 1
  • Andreas R. Grüntzig
    • 2
  • Werner Schoop
    • 3
  • Eberhard Zeitler
    • 4
  1. 1.Health Sciences Center, Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of OregonPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.AggertalklinikEngelskirchenGermany
  4. 4.Radiologisches ZentrumKlinikum NürnbergNürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69278-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-12654-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69278-9
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