MedicalScienceBooks.com Medical Book Review:
There are a variety of popular
titles in each specialty of medicine which are aimed at the instruction
of trainees or used by more accomplished clinicians as means of
reviewing the processes by which they go about diagnosing complex
clinical presentations. Cases in Interventional Cardiology is of
this genre of medical text which takes the perspective of specific
patient presentations and laboratory data as a means of introducing
specialized techniques and treatment approaches.
The core of this text revolves around 60 patient case histories
which represent varying degrees of interventional complexity and often
are illustrative of the shortcomings of percutaneous methods pointing
toward the need for revascularization. Each patient presentation is
complete with a brief description of the patient and their relevant
medical history. Included in the presentation are multiple images
acquired through angiography which clearly illustrate the pathologies
being highlighted in the case. The reader is able to follow along with
the treatment options chosen for the patient and a short follow-up
section relays the patientís outcome following the procedure. Finally,
there is a discussion section in which the author brings out the major
clinically relevant issues and lessons that can be gleaned from the
case. A useful feature of the case presentations and discussions in
this text are that they are largely the efforts of a single author who
is a leading expert in interventional cardiology strategies. This
allows for an easy flow of information and the reader can begin to pick
up on both some of the general patterns and nuances of interpreting
angiograms and developing treatment strategies
Cases in Interventional Cardiology is a highly recommended
text for cardiology fellows and those interventionists in charge of
training programs as these cases make for excellent additions to grand
Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the
Organization of information:
Usefulness of book: 4
Suitable for intended
Authorís objectives met: 4
Significant number of
Quality of illustrations: 4
Cases in Interventional Cardiology, by Dr. Michael Ragosta, offers practical, clinical guidance on coronary and peripheral interventional cardiology through 100 well-presented case histories. Brief clinical presentations, representative illustrations, and dynamic online videos of angiograms, aortograms, and intravascular echos optimize your understanding of these procedures and help you better recognize and manage a wide array of conditions. You'll find valuable advice on patient selection, complications, complex lesion subsets, management dilemma controversies, and much more. Through expertconsult.com you'll have convenient access to the full text, illustrations, and videos online.
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