Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Branislav G. Baskot .

482 pages . 
Open Access .

The mortality from ischemic heart disease has decreased in recent years. The better understanding of risk factors associated with development of coronary artery disease (CAD) has significantly contributed to this decline. Preventive measures such as aggressive therapy of arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and lipid disorders and by campaigning against the smoking are important components of this medical success. Furthermore, improvements in medical and interventional therapy have reduced the complications associated with acute myocardial infarction as well as revascularization.
This book brings together contributions from around the world, investigators who are clinical versus imaging science in their orientation, and representatives from academic medical centers and the imaging industry. Each article is written to be accessible to those with a basic knowledge of coronary imaging but also to be stimulating and educational to those who are experts and investigators in medical imaging.
This book covers where advances have been dramatic in the past two decades and shows the major contributions of the imaging scientists and engineers from both academia and industry.
Patients with know or suspected coronary artery disease who are asymptomatic or who have stable symptoms are often evaluated noninvasive. Functional test, such as stress electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, and stress nuclear perfusion imaging, detect and quantity the presence of ischemia based on electrical, mechanical, or perfusion abnormalities, indirectly, but nuclear perfusion imaging directly, establishing the burden of coronary artery disease. Nuclear cardiology imaging (MPI) is well establishment imaging techniques and is already integral part of the management of CAD, and is included in a number of professional guidelines. Coronary angiography, considered the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of CAD, often does not provide information about the functional significance of coronary stenosis, especially in borderline lesions. Andres Gruentzig said; when coronary angiography founded coronary narrowing, I would like to have some kind of diagnostic procedure who gives me functional significance that lesion. Nuclear cardiology imaging is very important diagnostic tool for the diagnosis culprit lesions, and indicating for cardiovascular intervention (PCI or ACBP). The predominant theme is that MPI finding can serve as the gatekeeper for more costly and more risky invasive strategies in the evaluation and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.
This book includes a series of articles that provide a state-of-the-art summary of the current clinical applications of cardiac CT, reviews data that support the accuracy and the prognostic use of CT coronary angiography and reports of the newest technologic advances and promising future applications of these imaging modalities. Its also provide other diagnostic approach like functional test, which finding helps to make decision about invasive strategies with best benefit for patients. Finally, the next decades should see even greater advances in the field, and such breakthroughs will be instrumental in further enhancing the information that can be derived from functional testing for the assessment of myocardial blood flow, cardiac

function, and myocardial viability.
Readers of Coronary Angiography will enjoy in this section and will find the information and expert opinions very useful to their clinical practice.

Branislav G. Baskot MD PhD Ass Prof
Department of Nuclear Medicine Imaging 



Section 1 of the textbook : Something About Prevence of Coronary Heart Disease .

 1 Reduced Consumption of Olive Oil: A Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease? 3 Massimo Cocchi and Giovanni Lercker

 2 Relationship Between Ox–LDL, Immune Cells, Atheroma Dimensions and Angiographic Measurements Assessed by Coronary Angiography and Intravascular Ultrasound 29 Catarina Ramos, Patrícia Napoleão, Rui Cruz Ferreira, Cristina Fondinho, Mafalda Selas, Miguel Mota Carmo, Ana Maria Crespo and Teresa Pinheiro

Section 2 of the textbook : Noninvasive Diagnostic Approach in Coronary Artery Disease .

 3 Radiation Principles and Safety 55 Jasmin Čaluk

 4 Noninvasive Modalities for Coronary Angiography 75 Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, Sabha Bhatti and Abdul Hakeem

 5 Non-Invasive Study of Coronary Circulation by Means of a Transthoracic Dipyridamole Stress Echocardiography with Coronary Flow Reserve Evaluation 109 Maurizio Turiel, Luigi Gianturco, Vincenzo Gianturco and Bruno Dino Bodini

 6 Computed Tomography Imaging of the Coronary Arteries 119 G.J. Pelgrim, M. Oudkerk and R. Vliegenthart

 7 Clinical and Research Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease 143 Takao Hasegawa and Kenei Shimada

 8 Multidector CT Imaging of Coronary Artery Stent and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft 153 Bong Gun Song, Hyun Suk Yang, Sang Man Chung, Sung Min Ko and Hweung Kon Hwang

 9 A Noninvasive Alternative to Coronary Angiography: Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Following Strain Map as a Gate Way to Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography Map 187 Ri-ichiro Kakihara

 10 Nuclear Cardiology — In the Era of the Interventional Cardiology 203 Branislav Baskot, Igor Ivanov, Dragan Kovacevic, Slobodan Obradovic, Nenad Ratkovic and Miodrag Zivkovic

Section 3 of the textbook : Invasive Approach and Interventional Cardiology .

 11 Coronary Angiography 229 Azarisman Mohd Shah

 12 Coronary Angiography (IJECCE) 235 Chiu-Lung Wu and Chi-Wen Juan

 13 Improving the Utility of Coronary Angiography: The Use of Adjuvant Imaging and Physiological Assessment 257 Alexander Incani, Anthony C. Camuglia, Karl K. Poon, O. Christopher Raffel and Darren L. Walters

 14 Coronary Angiography – Technical Recommendations and Radiation Protection 291 Maria Anna Staniszewska

 15 Transradial Versus Transfemoral Coronary Angiography 307 Amir Farhang Zand Parsa

 16 Contrast-Induced Nephropathy 321 Omer Toprak

 17 Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Coronary Angiography and Intervention 349 Chia-Ter Chao, Vin-Cent Wu and Yen-Hung Lin

 18 Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Risk Factors, Clinical Implication, Diagnostics Approach, Prevention 375 Frantisek Kovar, Milos Knazeje and Marian Mokan

 19 Myocardial Bridges in the ERA of Non-Invasive Angiography 413 Mohamed Bamoshmoosh and Paolo Marraccini

 20 Percutaneous. Recanalization of Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Coronary Arteries: Looking Back and Moving Forward 431 Simona Giubilato, Salvatore Davide Tomasello and Alfredo Ruggero Galassi

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