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Uniform Title Controversies in cardiology (Ambrose)
Title Controversies in cardiology / John A. Ambrose, Alfredo E. Rodríguez, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 417 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part I: Special situations of controversial, increased, or unknown cardiovascular risk. New risk factors of cardiovascular disease -- Angiographic narrowing prior to ST elevation MI. Are the lesions non obstructive? -- Vulnerable plaques versus patients-how to reduce acute coronary events in the future -- Diabetes and coronary artery disease -- Elevated triglycerides, atherosclerosis and adverse clinical events -- Patent foramen ovale closure and stroke -- Part II: Cardiovascular diagnosis -- CT angiography versus routine stress testing for patients with chest pain seen in the emergency room to exclude significant coronary artery disease -- Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: an interesting and somewhat unexplained clinical entity -- Chest pain in women: evaluation and management -- Part III: Cardiovascular management. Myocardial infarction diagnosis, troponin elevation and angiographic coronary artery disease -- New therapeutic options for patients with refractory angina -- Medical and invasive management of coronary artery disease in patients on anticoagulants -- Managing intracoronary thrombus during PCI -- Coronary stenting remains the first revascularization option in most patients with a clinical indication for myocardial revascularization -- Optimal management of multivessel CAD: PCI versus CABG surgery versus medical therapy alone -- Percutaneous coronary intervention in unprotected left main stenosis: medical evidence from randomized and observational studies -- Technical aspects of left main stem percutaneous coronary intervention -- DAPT after stenting in stable and acute coronary syndromes- does the drug combination really matter? -- Invasive management in CAD patients with stage 4 renal dysfunction or on dialysis -- What is the optimal stent design? The pathologist's opinion -- What is the optimal stent design interventionalist's view -- Role of oral therapies in the prevention of coronary restenosis: insights from randomized clinical trials -- When should ablation be considered in the treatment of atrial fibrillation -- a clinician's view -- Radial and femoral access in percutaneous intervention -- Advanced and expensive cardiovascular procedures in the very elderly--can we or should we limit access? -- Cost-benefit of TAVR: should indications be expanded? -- Editorial comments on the chapters
Summary "This book considers several clinical and interventional topics for which there is either uncertainty, continued debate and/or no consensus based on current guidelines. Leading international experts explore each controversy, probing the existing evidence and current opinions. Each chapter outlines the unresolved issues and includes a balanced and scholarly discussion of the subject, concluding with possible solutions and learned opinions on the subject. While there are many guidelines in cardiology, new and on-going trials that address new treatments indicate that there are still many unanswered questions. Controversies in Cardiology provides a concise approach to aid busy cardiologists and trainees in choosing the most suitable management solutions and correctly applying these to their patients"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (ebrary, viewed February 23, 2016)
Subject Cardiology.
Heart -- Diseases.
Cardiovascular Diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Ambrose, John A., editor
Rodríguez, Alfredo E., editor
ISBN 3319204157 (electronic bk.)
9783319204154 (electronic bk.)
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