Interventional Pericardiology: Pericardiocentesis, Pericardioscopy, Pericardial Biopsy, Balloon Pericardiotomy, and Intrapericardial Therapy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 18, 2011 - Medical - 184 pages

Interventional Pericardiology gives a unique and comprehensive view on an often neglected but clinically very important part of cardiovascular disease: The pericardium and the adjacent myocardium or epicardium. The authors of this up-to-date compendium on pericardial disease etiology, diagnostics and treatment, Professors Bernhard Maisch (Marburg), Arsen Ristić (Belgrade), Petar Seferović (Belgrade) and Teresa Tsang (Rochester) focus on recent advances to the new window that has been opened to the heart by flexible and video-assisted pericardioscopy, modern biochemical, immunohistological and molecular tools for the analysis of epicardial and pericardial biopsies, which have been acquired safely under pericardioscopic control by the interventional pericardiologist. Their book adds brand-new information to the recent and so far only guidelines world-wide by the European Society of Cardiology on the management of pericardial diseases. This task-force has been chaired by the lead author B. Maisch.

Accordingly “Interventional Pericardiology” belongs in every medical library and on the desk of every cardiologist, cardiological interventionalist, and trainee with an interest in pericardial diseases.

 

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Contents

1 A Historical Perspective
1
2 Anatomy of the Pericardium Relevantfor Pericardial Access Pericardioscopyand Intrapericardial Interventions
14
3 Pericardial Effusion and CardiacTamponade
21
Standard Techniques
33
5 Alternative Techniquesfor Pericardiocentesis
55
6 Pericardiocentesis in the Absenceof Effusion
76
7 Diagnostic Value of PericardialFluid Analyses
87
Endoscopic Insight inPericardial and Epicardial Pathology
111
9 Epicardial and Pericardial Biopsy
122
10 Intrapericardial Treatmentin Pericardial Disease
135
11 Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy
155
12 Frontiers and Emerging Procedures
162
Subject Index
179
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