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Book and Media Reviews
July 18, 2007

Interventional Cardiology

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD.

JAMA. 2007;298(3):339-343. doi:10.1001/jama.298.3.342

An enormous degree of technical evolution has occurred in the short time since Andreas Gruentzig first introduced coronary angioplasty to clinical practice. Until Interventional Cardiology, written by a group of international experts and edited by Spencer King and Alan Yeung, both well-recognized physicians in this field, no reference existed to comprehensively address the vast knowledge that must be acquired to competently practice in this evolving cardiac subspecialty. Interventional Cardiology describes in detail many common and not-so-common interventional procedures that will prepare the reader to understand the crucial steps necessary for procedural success. Potential complications of each procedure are also covered along with methods for prevention and treatment of complications. The concepts and procedures addressed in this textbook are extensively referenced at the end of each chapter, providing an invaluable resource for review of the data on which techniques are founded and in which patient populations these techniques are most beneficial.

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