Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention

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Andrew R. J. Mitchell
Oxford University Press, 2008 - Medical - 282 pages
Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography is the first handbook-sized practical training guide for cardiology medical and technical personnel who want easily accessible, detailed information on how to perform a comprehensive left and/or right heart catheterization procedure, choose the correct catheter for coronary and graft angiography, perform a diagnostic coronary angiogram and interpret and understand their findings. Based on international cardiology and interventional society guidelines, it aims to demystify the investigations while remaining authoritative and concise.

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As a cardiac physiologist I found this book had an incredible insight into all aspects of the cath lab. I would reccomend this book to anyone who works in the cath lab as it is packed full of useful information and tips on the majority of procedures carried out in this enviroment. I carry this book on my person at all times in the lab and have found it has always helped me out when I have needed that extra understanding of what is going on. It is also written very well and is very easily understood. I would give this a 10 out of 10. As well as a good reference book it is also a good bed time read I found also. A very well put together book. Very useful.
Mark Hartley
Cardiac Physiologist
Nottingham university Hospitals
 

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Dr Andrew Mitchell is a Consultant Cardiologist in Jersey, Channel Islands, and is an Honorary Consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has special interests in non-invasive imaging, with particular expertise in transoesophegeal and intracardiac echocardiography. Other interests include the role of device therapy for arrhythmia management. Paul Leeson studied Medicine at St Andrews and Cambridge before moving to Oxford for Cardiology training. He is now a British Heart Foundation Fellow at the University of Oxford with a clinical research programme that studies the development of cardiovascular disease. Dr West is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, formerly Consultant Cardiologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Dr West trained in interventional cardiology in Oxford and in Auckland, New Zealand; research leading to award of MD degree with prizes by the University of Cambridge was performed at Duke University, North Carolina and the University of Oxford. His specialist interests include percutaneous coronary intervention, diabetic coronary disease and saphenous vein graft disease. Dr Adrian Banning has been a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital since 1999. He is an interventional cardiologist, interested in research into the use of drug eluting stents, left main coronary artery disease and mechanisms of myocardial injury during PCI. Dr Banning is a former council member of the British Cardiolovascular Intervention Society.

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