Lasers in Cardiovascular Interventions

Editors: Topaz, On (Ed.)

  • ​The most up-to-date textbook covering laser applications in cardiovascular medicine
  • Updated presentation of the current and approved clinical indications for cardiovascular laser therapy, such as the safe and effective contemporary laser debulking techniques              
  • Provides new insights into the fundamentals of  laser physics, including the unique interactions of laser energy with various components of the atherosclerotic plaque and its accompanying thrombus​
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​​Since the introduction of laser devices to the medical sciences this technology has created great interest. Specifically, the laser’s unique physical properties and precise bio-tissue interactions render this versatile source of biologic energy an attractive tool for multiple therapeutic purposes in cardiovascular medicine.  Over the course of the last 2 decades the utilization of laser technology has become an important component for the management of patients with complex cardiovascular diseases. During this time period, cutting edge laser technology including a variety of wave length generators, newly designed catheters, and a selection of advanced optic fibers have been introduced and applied in the cardiovascular circulation. Improved lasing techniques in the cardiac catheterization suites and operation rooms have been implemented for treatment of ischemic coronary syndromes, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and other atherosclerotic thrombotic conditions. Moreover, during this 20 year time frame, several multicenter and single center clinical studies have been published focusing on the role and utilization of lasers in coronary and peripheral revascularization. And within the rapidly expanding field of interventional cardiac electrophysiology, laser technology has recently revolutionized the management of  fractured, abandoned and malfunctioning leads of cardiac pacemakers and automatic defibrillators. Consequently, replacing a notoriously cumbersome and high risk open heart  surgery with safe and markedly efficient percutaneous laser based extraction. This textbook will provide the most authoritative, comprehensive and contemporary information covering technological progress, clinical experience and pertinent aspects of laser applications in cardiovascular medicine. It will be of interest to cardiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologist as well as medical students, scientists, biomedical engineering students and graduates.​

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“It is written for the broad audience of cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and cardiologists interested in therapeutic use of laser technologies, medical students, nurses, and fellows, as well as students and graduate students interested in laser technology and biomedical engineering. … this one is the most up-to-date and comprehensive discussion of current laser technology and applications in the cardiovascular arena. It is a useful addition to the libraries of healthcare professionals … .” (Neel A. Mansukhani, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2016)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • From Laser Physics to Clinical Utilization: Design and Ablative Properties of Cardiovascular Laser Catheters

    Taylor, Kevin D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Fluid-Dynamic Phenomena in Cardiovascular Ablation with Laser Irradiation

    Splinter, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Excimer Coronary Laser Atherectomy During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Complex Lesions: Balloon Failures, Chronic Total Occlusions and Under-Expanded Stents

    Rana, Omar A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-53

  • Laser in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Topaz, On (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Laser Revascularisation in Saphenous Vein Grafts

    Davies, William R. (et al.)

    Pages 69-82

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lasers in Cardiovascular Interventions
Editors
  • On Topaz
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5220-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5220-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5219-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 363
Topics