Percutaneous Cardiovascular Angioscopy

  • Yasumi Uchida
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 103)


Established clinical techniques for evaluating cardiac arteries and chambers include angiography, echocardiography, x-ray-computed tomography, and, recently, magnetic resonance imaging. Although powerful diagnostic tools, pathological diagnosis could only be inferred indirectly. Recent advances in percutaneous interventional techniques such as balloon angioplasty and laser may require further morphological detail as well as pathological diagnosis and guidance for treatment. Direct visualization of the interior of the cardiovascular system by angioscopy is one of the most promising tools for these purposes.


Pulmonary Artery Guide Wire Balloon Catheter Peripheral Artery Mitral Valve Prolapse 
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