July 1, 1983

Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Intracoronary Thrombolysis: Coronary Heart Disease IV

Author Affiliations

University of Florida Gainesville


edited by M. Kaltenbach, A. Grüntzig, K. Rentrop, et al (symposium, Frankfurt, Germany), 442 pp, 210 illus, $58, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1982.

JAMA. 1983;250(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340010071042

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Transluminal revascularization is the subject of this book, which contains the proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Coronary Heart Disease held in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1982. As with any book about a new procedure, particularly one concerning transluminal coronary revascularization, the major portion of the book discusses technical aspects of the procedure. For this reason, the book is useful for a relatively small group of physicians, mainly those interested in performing transluminal coronary revascularization.

The book is organized into ten major sections, including areas such as development of and experiences with transluminal angioplasty, functional results, new applications, and the use of angioplasty in peripheral and renal arteries. Each section is preceded by an article presenting an overview that is thoughtful and generally well done. Individual articles within each section are relatively brief and narrow in scope since they are limited to presentation of data and results with very brief