Contemporary Cardiology

Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis

Editors: Nicholls, Stephen J., Crowe, Tim (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of the major approaches to the imaging of the coronary arteries
  • Describes the visualization of coronary atherosclerosis through modalities such as coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound, coronary  near-infrared spectroscopy, computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and molecular imaging
  • Discusses the techniques by which the amount and components of atherosclerotic plaques are visualized and aids in the evaluation of coronary artery disease  
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For over 50 years, coronary angiography has been the mainstay of diagnosing and quantifying the extent of coronary artery disease. However appreciation of the inherent limitations of conventional angiography has led to a plethora of new imaging modalities, each with their relative strengths and potential pitfalls. Advances in these techniques have given clinicians, as well as researchers, an overwhelming amount of information and the need for thoughtful interpretation.

This outstanding book provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of imaging of coronary atherosclerosis. Covering the wide variety of available imaging modalities, the book provides state-of-the-art knowledge from leading authorities in each area. In their discussion, the authors include both invasive and non-invasive modalities, including the gold standard coronary angiography, the growing field of IVUS, and novel techniques such as functional imaging, molecular imaging, and the integration of biomarkers.

The key concepts and practical information given in this volume will provide the reader with the necessary understanding to choosing appropriate imaging studies and building confidence in their skill set with each.

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“This book reviews the advances in coronary imaging, succinctly describing the roles of old and new technology. The purpose is to assist physicians in the evaluation and management of patients with coronary artery disease. The book meets the objectives using an evidence-based approach. The book is written for practitioners. It would be very useful in the hands of a cardiovascular physician.” (Bruce Wilson, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Residual Risk and Biology of the Disease: Implications for Plaque Imaging

    Kataoka, Yu (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Advanced Coronary Imaging

    Philip, Femi (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Evaluation of Medical Therapies and Intravascular Devices with Quantitative Coronary Angiography

    Brener, Sorin J.

    Pages 41-49

  • Use of Intravascular Ultrasound in Interventional Cardiology

    Sidharta, Samuel L. (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Monitoring the Progression and Regression of Coronary Atherosclerosis with Intravascular Ultrasound

    Puri, Rishi (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis
Editors
  • Stephen J. Nicholls
  • Tim Crowe
Series Title
Contemporary Cardiology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0572-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0572-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0571-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5234-2
Series ISSN
2196-8969
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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