Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles

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Zeev Vlodaver, Robert F. Wilson, Daniel J. Garry
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 7, 2012 - Medical - 540 pages
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Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles presents a comprehensive picture of ischemic heart disease for practitioners, students, and investigators dealing with the varied facets of this complex subject. Individual chapters introduce the anatomy of the coronary blood vessels and cardiac development, while others consider current imaging modalities utilized for ischemic heart disease, including stress echo, nuclear diagnostic tests, non-invasive coronary artery imaging, and coronary angiography. Imaging chapters provide key clinical information on techniques and indications, and include examples of both normal and abnormal patterns.

The principle thrust of the book concerns coronary atherosclerosis, the pathology of which is presented in conjunction with the results of anatomic, non-invasive imaging and angiographic studies. Related chapters cover atherogenesis, presenting new insights into the pathophysiology of the vulnerable plaque, the role of progenitor cells in vascular injury, inflammation and atherogenesis, and the genomics of vascular remodeling. Additional topics covered include angina pectoris, acute coronary syndromes, healed myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure, catheter-based and surgical revascularization, and surgical treatment of myocardial infarction and its sequelae.

With contributions from a diverse group of internationally-known physicians with broad experience in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, this book will be a valuable resource for practitioners in clinical cardiology, thoracic surgery, pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, as well as for students in training.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Anatomy of Coronary Vessels
1
Chapter 2 Cardiac Development and Congenital Heart Disease
19
Chapter 3 Echocardiographic Evaluation of Ischemic Heart Disease
43
Chapter 4 Nuclear Imaging in Ischemic Heart Disease
63
Chapter 5 Noninvasive Coronary Artery Imaging with CT and MRI
83
Chapter 6 CatheterBased Coronary Angiography
97
Chapter 7 Coronary Artery Anomalies
125
Chapter 8 Pathology of Chronic Obstructive Coronary Disease
159
Chapter 17 Acute Coronary Syndromes
307
Chapter 18 Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction
321
Chapter 19 Healed Myocardial Infarction
349
Chapter 20 Nonatherosclerotic Ischemic Heart Disease
365
Chapter 21 Transcatheter Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
389
Chapter 22 Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
405
Chapter 23 Noncoronary Surgical Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease
423
Chapter 24 Refractory Angina
431

Chapter 9 Vulnerable Plaque
187
Chapter 10 Genetics and Coronary Heart Disease
199
Chapter 11 Endothelium Biology
219
Chapter 12 Stem Cells and Atherosclerosis
239
Chapter 13 Induced Pluripotential Stem Cells and the Prospects for Cardiac Cell Therapy
249
Chapter 14 Regulation of Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis
261
Chapter 15 Chronic Stable Angina
271
Chapter 16 Pathology of Sudden Death in Coronary Arterial Diseases
291
Chapter 25 Acute CatheterBased Mechanical Circulatory Support
445
Chapter 26 Surgical Mechanical Circulatory Support
455
Chapter 27 Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease
471
Chapter 28 Cardiovascular Disease in Women
485
Chapter 29 Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
497
Chapter 30 Innovations in TwentyFirst Century Cardiovascular Medicine
509
Index
525
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