Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

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Simon Redwood, Nick Curzen, Martyn Thomas
Oxford University Press, 2010 - Medical - 734 pages
Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography remain the key tools in the management of patients with coronary heart disease. Interventional cardiology is now routinely performed outside of major cardiac centres, often in small district hospitals. General training in cardiology rarely offers more than the opportunity to assist a more senior operator to perform angioplasty procedures, so a textbook for the non-specialist has become essential reading.

Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiologyis a definitive text spanning the whole spectrum of interventional cardiology procedures, including management of patients with coronary artery disease, one of the leading killers in western society. Written by an expert faculty of international authors, it offers guidance on all aspects of interventional cardiology according to the European curriculum and guidelines for practice, and covers the very latest techniques and devices to provide practical, evidence-based guidance on treating a full range of coronary lesions. The book also covers structural heart disease and new developments in heart valve disease, which were previously in the realm of cardiac surgeons but are now being treated by cardiologists using less invasive methods.

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SECTION 1 Background and basics
SECTION 2 Percutaneous coronary interventionrelated imaging
SECTION 3 Percutaneous coronary intervention by clinical syndrome
SECTION 4 Percutaneous coronary intervention by lesion and patient subsets
SECTION 5 Adjunctive therapies in percutaneous coronary intervention
SECTION 6 Complications of percutaneous coronary intervention
SECTION 7 Special devices in percutaneous coronary intervention
SECTION 8 Noncoronary percutaneous interventions

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Simon Redwood trained in cardiology at The Royal London Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and St. George's Hospital, London. Interventional training was obtained at The Washington Cardiology Center, Washington, DC and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals. He obtained Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology in 2001 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003 and Fellow of the Society of Angiography and Interventions in 2004. Dr Redwood is Reader/ Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheter labs at St. Thomas', one of the highest volume catheter lab suites in the UK. He is also a Council Member and Treasurer of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society. He is trained in all aspects of adult interventional cardiology including intravascular ultrasound, physiological lesion assessment using pressure-sensor tipped wires, stent implantation, rotational atherectomy, and laser angioplasty including the laserwire for chronic total occlusions. Nick Curzen is a consultant cardiologist with a special interest in coronary intervention at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Southampton University Medical School.
He qualified from Southampton with Honours in 1987 and obtained MRCP in 1990. In 1996 he was awarded his PhD from Imperial College, London, for a thesis involving vascular pharmacology and molecular biology. His clinical training was at Southampton University, Royal Bournemouth, Royal Brompton, London Chest and St Bartholomews hospitals. He became a consultant interventional cardiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1999 and moved to Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton in January 2004. Martyn Thomas trained in interventional cardiology at Kings College Hospital, London. He was a consultant and clinical director of cardiac services at Kings College Hospital from 1996 to 2007, President of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society from 2004 to 2008, and has been Director of Cardiothoracic Services at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust since 2007.

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