© 2009

Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Second Edition

  • James E. Tcheng

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark I. Hainer, Michael H. Sketch
    Pages 27-46
  3. James E. Tcheng, David A. Cox
    Pages 47-63
  4. Nezar Falluji, David J. Moliterno, Debabrata Mukherjee
    Pages 101-113
  5. Pantelis Diamantouros, Ing Haan Lim
    Pages 115-133
  6. Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, Sorin J. Brener
    Pages 169-194
  7. Geraldo A. Ramos, Joshua M. Hare, Alan W. Heldman
    Pages 195-203
  8. Richard P. Konstance II, Russell J. Ivanhoe
    Pages 205-213
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 215-225

About this book


The emergency treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-one of the leading causes of death throughout the world-with immediate cardiac cathterization and percutaneous coronary intervention, or primary angioplasty, is now considered the optimal approach to this deadly disorder. In Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Second Edition, leading investigators and experienced clinicians collect and summarize the world’s literature and augment this with practical wisdom concerning this critically important form of care. Technical, professional, and administrative aspects are reviewed in clear detail. Among the topics covered are the technique and technology of direct angioplasty, patient selection, regulatory issues, performance metrics, clinical trials and outcomes, adjunctive pharmacology, economics, and implications for the health care system. The practicing cardiologist will appreciate the many useful how-to tips and pointers; the cardiology fellow will value the a-to-z approach that addresses all critical issues; and the administrator will learn the details of creating, maintaining, evaluating, and justifying a successful program.

Comprehensive and highly practical Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Second Edition summarizes for today's cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, and emergency room physicians all the accumulated knowledge and experience needed to ensure that primary angioplasty becomes the standard of care for acute myocardial infarctions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James E. Tcheng

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Book Subtitle Second Edition
  • Editors James E. Tcheng
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60327-496-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-903-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-497-5
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 225
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews

“...interventional cardiologists and fellows in training this book is a must: many will appreciate the valuable practical tips included in this the very current and comprehensive review of the literature.” - Acta Cardiologica

From the reviews of the second edition: “This is a concise but thorough review of the research which has led to the current guidelines in the use of coronary intervention in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. … This is broad review and quick reference for medical students, physicians in training, midlevel practitioners, and clinicians involved in the daily activities of a cardiac catheterization laboratory. … This book provides a succinct summary of the major clinical trials that support the current state-of-the-art for treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarction.” (Hugh M. Parker, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2009)