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Advances in the Diagnosis of Coronary Atherosclerosis

Edited by Suna Kirac

Pamukkale University, Turkey

Coronary artery disease (CAD) and its consequences are most important morbidity and mortality reasons in the developed and developing countries. To prevent hard end-points, early definitive diagnosis and optimum therapy play significant role. Novel advanced diagnostic tests which are biomarkers of inflammation, cell adhesion, cell activation and imaging techniques provide to get the best result in the detection and characterization of calcified or uncalcified atherosclerotic plaques. In spite of last developments in the imaging methods, coronary catheterization is still frequently performed. Following the first cardiac catheterization performed in 1844, date by date historical developments and the mechanics of cardiac catheterization techniques, risks associated with coronary angiography, and also, preventions and treatments of possible complications have been presented in this book. Other important issue is radiation exposure of patients and staff during coronary angiography and scintigraphy. Radiation dose reduction techniques, general radiation protection principles have been discussed in related chapters.

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Advances in the Diagnosis of Coronary AtherosclerosisEdited by Suna Kirac

Published: November 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/790

ISBN: 978-953-307-286-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6561-3

Copyright year: 2011

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111642 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mechanisms of Disease: Novel Polymorphisms in Coronary Artery Disease

By Asghar Ghasemi, Morteza Seifi and Mahmood Khosravi


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2. Multifunctional Role of TRAIL in Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease

By Katsuhito Mori, Masanori Emoto and Masaaki Inaba


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3. Indications for Coronary Angiography

By Karl Poon and Darren Walters


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4. History of Coronary Angiography

By Ryotaro Wake, Minoru Yoshiyama, Hidetaka Iida, Hiroaki Takeshita, Takanori Kusuyama, Hitoshi Kanamitsu, Hideya Mitsui, Yukio Yamada, Shinichi Shimodozono and Kazuo Haze


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5. Coronary Angiography - Physical and Technical Aspects

By Maria Anna Staniszewska


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6. Procedural Techniques of Coronary Angiography

By Jasmin Čaluk


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7. Risks and Complications of Coronary Angiography: Contrast Related Complications

By S. Mohammad Reza Khatami


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8. Complications of Cardiac Catetherization

By Mariano García-Borbolla, Rafael García-Borbolla and Begoña Balboa


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9. Diagnosis and Management of Complications of Invasive Coronary Angiography

By Jong-Seon Park and Young-Jo Kim


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10. Coronary Angiography and Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

By Omer Toprak


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11. Coronary Angiography in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

By Luís Henrique Wolff Gowdak and José Jayme Galvão de Lima


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12. Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography in Patients with Cardiomyopathy

By Ali Ghaemian


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13. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Coronary Artery Disease: Update and Practical Clinical Applications

By Richard E. Katholi and Charles R. Katholi


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14. Quantitative Coronary Angiography in the Interventional Cardiology

By Salvatore Davide Tomasello, Luca Costanzo and Alfredo Ruggero Galassi


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15. Summarized Coronary Artery Caliber and Left Ventricle Mass for Scoring of Cardiac Ischemia: Diagnostic and Prognostic Value

By Edvardas Vaicekavicius


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16. Woven Coronary Artery

By Ayşe Yıldırım and A. Deniz Oğuz


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17. Image Post-Processing and Interpretation

By Masahiro Jinzaki, Minoru Yamada and Sachio Kuribayashi


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18. Novel Insights Into Stenosis on Coronary Angiography–Outline of Functional Assessment of Stable Angina Patients with Angiographic Stenosis

By Shinichiro Tanaka


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19. Optimization of Radiation Dose and Image Quality in Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

By Octavian Dragusin, Christina Bokou, Daniel Wagner and Jean Beissel


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20. Protection of the Patient and the Staff from Radiation Exposure During Fluoroscopy-Guided Procedures in Cardiology

By Verdun Francis R., Aroua Abbas, Samara Eleni, Bochud François and Stauffer Jean-François


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