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What Should We Know About Prevented, Diagnostic, and Interventional Therapy in Coronary Artery Disease

The mortality from ischemic heart disease has decreased in recent years. The better understanding of risk factors associated with development of coronary artery disease has significantly contributed to this decline. Improvements in medical and interventional therapy have reduced the complications associated with acute myocardial infarction as well as revascularization. After the introduction of imaging modalities, the noninvasive characterization of regional function, perfusion and metabolism allowed for more sophisticated tissue characterization to identify reversible dysfunction with high diagnostic and prognostic accuracy. We now can legitimately claim that computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries is available. In the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease, many guidelines today consider CTA an alternative to stress testing. However the nuclear technique most frequently used by cardiologists is myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The combination of a nuclear camera with CTA allows for the attainment of coronary anatomic, cardiac function and MPI from one piece of equipment. Assessing cardiac viability is now fairly routine with these enhancements to cardiac imaging. Traditional coronary angiography presents a variety of limitations related to image acquisition, content, interpretation, and patient safety. Barriers to such improvements include the paucity of clinical outcomes studies related to new imaging technology, the need for physician and staff member training, and the costs associated with acquiring and effectively using these advances in coronary angiography. This issue is full of important information that every cardiologist needs to now.

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What Should We Know About Prevented, Diagnostic, and Interventional Therapy in Coronary Ar...Edited by Baskot Branislav

Published: March 20th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45953

ISBN: 978-953-51-1043-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7116-4

Copyright year: 2013

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1. Reduced Consumption of Olive Oil: A Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease?

By Massimo Cocchi and Giovanni Lercker


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2. Relationship Between Ox–LDL, Immune Cells, Atheroma Dimensions and Angiographic Measurements Assessed by Coronary Angiography and Intravascular Ultrasound

By Catarina Ramos, Patrícia Napoleão, Rui Cruz Ferreira, Cristina Fondinho, Mafalda Selas, Miguel Mota Carmo, Ana Maria Crespo and Teresa Pinheiro


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3. Radiation Principles and Safety

By Jasmin Čaluk


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4. Noninvasive Modalities for Coronary Angiography

By Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, Sabha Bhatti and Abdul Hakeem


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5. Non-Invasive Study of Coronary Circulation by Means of a Transthoracic Dipyridamole Stress Echocardiography with Coronary Flow Reserve Evaluation

By Maurizio Turiel, Luigi Gianturco, Vincenzo Gianturco and Bruno Dino Bodini


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6. Computed Tomography Imaging of the Coronary Arteries

By G.J. Pelgrim, M. Oudkerk and R. Vliegenthart


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7. Clinical and Research Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease

By Takao Hasegawa and Kenei Shimada


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8. Multidector CT Imaging of Coronary Artery Stent and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

By Bong Gun Song


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9. A Noninvasive Alternative to Coronary Angiography: Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Following Strain Map as a Gate Way to Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Map

By Ri-ichiro Kakihara


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10. Nuclear Cardiology — In the Era of the Interventional Cardiology

By Branislav Baskot, Igor Ivanov, Dragan Kovacevic, Slobodan Obradovic, Nenad Ratkovic and Miodrag Zivkovic


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11. Coronary Angiography

By Azarisman Mohd Shah


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12. Coronary Angiography (IJECCE)

By Chiu-Lung Wu and Chi-Wen Juan


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13. Improving the Utility of Coronary Angiography: The Use of Adjuvant Imaging and Physiological Assessment

By Alexander Incani, Anthony C. Camuglia, Karl K. Poon, O. Christopher Raffel and Darren L. Walters


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14. Coronary Angiography – Technical Recommendations and Radiation Protection

By Maria Anna Staniszewska


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15. Transradial Versus Transfemoral Coronary Angiography

By Amir Farhang Zand Parsa


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16. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

By Omer Toprak


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17. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Coronary Angiography and Intervention

By Chia-Ter Chao, Vin-Cent Wu and Yen-Hung Lin


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18. Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Risk Factors, Clinical Implication, Diagnostics Approach, Prevention

By Frantisek Kovar, Milos Knazeje and Marian Mokan


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19. Myocardial Bridges in the ERA of Non-Invasive Angiography

By Mohamed Bamoshmoosh and Paolo Marraccini


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20. Percutaneous. Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Coronary Arteries: Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Simona Giubilato, Salvatore Davide Tomasello and Alfredo Ruggero Galassi


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