Practical integration of intravascular ultrasound imaging into the cardiac catheterization laboratory

  • Gary S. Mintz
  • Augusto D. Pichard
  • Kenneth M. Kent
  • Jeffrey J. Popma
  • Lowell F. Satler
  • Carol L. Walsh
  • Palu R. Mackell
  • Martin B. Leon
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 186)

Summary

By carefully analyzing the catheterization laboratory environment, it is possible to establish a program that facilitates clinical IVUS imaging without adding significant (i.e., more than 5 minutes) to the interventional procedure. This has resulted in the exponential growth of the program. It is currently being used to guide approximately 75% of the interventional procedures we perform. The other limitations to the routine use of IVUS (procedural cost and physician education) will require different solutions.

Keywords

Interventional Procedure IVUS Imaging Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory IVUS Catheter Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging 
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary S. Mintz
  • Augusto D. Pichard
  • Kenneth M. Kent
  • Jeffrey J. Popma
  • Lowell F. Satler
  • Carol L. Walsh
  • Palu R. Mackell
  • Martin B. Leon

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