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The Interventional Cardiology Training Manual

  • Aung Myat
  • Sarah Clarke
  • Nick Curzen
  • Stephan Windecker
  • Paul A. Gurbel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Diana Gorog
    Pages 1-11
  3. Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A. Katus
    Pages 13-24
  4. Udo Sechtem, Heiko Mahrholdt, Peter Ong
    Pages 25-38
  5. Satpal Arri, Brian Clapp
    Pages 39-57
  6. Aditya Mandawat, Sunil V. Rao
    Pages 59-77
  7. Jean-Luc Vachiéry, Céline Dewachter
    Pages 79-89
  8. Kully Sandhu, Gurbir Bhatia, James Nolan
    Pages 91-101
  9. Murugapathy Veerasamy, Nicholas D. Palmer
    Pages 119-128
  10. George A. Stouffer
    Pages 129-136
  11. Raffaele Piccolo, Stephan Windecker
    Pages 137-159
  12. Paul A. Gurbel, Udaya S. Tantry
    Pages 161-180
  13. Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka
    Pages 201-210
  14. Mohammad Sahebjalal, Nicholas Curzen
    Pages 211-227
  15. Stéphane Noble, Marco Roffi
    Pages 245-253
  16. William S. Weintraub, Sandra Weiss, Abdul Latif Bikak
    Pages 255-261
  17. Sophie Zhaotao Gu, Amr Gamal, Christopher Eggett, Hani Ali, Azfar Zaman, Richard Edwards et al.
    Pages 263-274

About this book


This textbook is a readily accessible educational tool for all fellows undertaking subspecialty training in interventional cardiology, while also serving as a refresher to early career interventional cardiologists. The key objective is to equip the reader with an evidence-based expert-led resource focussed primarily on pre-procedural planning, peri-procedural decision-making, and the salient technical aspects of performing safe and effective coronary intervention, the intention being to support the therapeutic decision-making process in the emergency room, coronary care unit or cath lab in order to optimize patient outcome.

The Interventional Cardiology Training Manual provides readers with a step-by-step guide to the basic principles underpinning coronary intervention and facilitates rapid access to best practice from the experts, presented in a pragmatic, digestible and concise format. Uniquely, each chapter has been written in a heart center-specific manner, affording the reader an opportunity to learn how individual institutions perform a specific procedure, which algorithms and guidelines they follow and what evidence they draw on to instigate the best possible care for their patients.


Acute myocardial infarction Adult structural heart intervention Antiplatelet and antithrombotic adjunctive pharmacotherapy Cardiac arrest Cardiology Boards Mechanical circulatory support Percutaneous coronary intervention Training in interventional cardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Aung Myat
    • 1
  • Sarah Clarke
    • 2
  • Nick Curzen
    • 3
  • Stephan Windecker
    • 4
  • Paul A. Gurbel
    • 5
  1. 1.Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Sussex Cardiac CentreBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustBrightonUK
  2. 2.Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation TrustPapworth EverardCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Wessex Cardiothoracic CentreUniversity Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation TrustSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyBern University HospitalBernSwitzerland
  5. 5.Inova Center for Thrombosis Research and Drug DevelopmentInova Heart and Vascular InstituteFalls ChurchUSA

About the editors

Dr Aung Myat is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Interventional Cardiology and an Honorary Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Cardiac Centre. He has significant interest in medical education and clinical research in all aspects of coronary heart disease and acute coronary syndromes. He is a Section Editor for Education in Heart, Heart, BMJ Journals and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Oxford Medicine Online produced by Oxford University Press.


Dr Sarah Clarke is the President of the British Cardiovascular Society and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK with an interest in CTO intervention. She is also Clinical Director for Strategic Development planning the new Royal Papworth Hospital and leading local (STP) and national (GIRFT) innovation and service development.  She is Councillor to the Board at the ESC, international member of the Women in Cardiology section of the ACC and European Representative of the Association of International Governors at the ACC.  She is the Editor for Education in Heart, Heart Journal, chairs the e-communication committee at the ESC and is the international editor of the ACC e-newsletter.


Prof Nick Curzen is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the University of Southampton. He is National Lead for Research for BCIS, and in the past has served as Honorary Secretary for BCIS. He has been an expert adviser to the UK Prime Minister’s Directive Unit and to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. He is Chief Investigator for RIPCORD 2 and the FORECAST randomised trials and also led RIPCORD 1 and FFRCT RIPCORD. His other research interests lie in personalised antiplatelet therapies and in computer modelling of stents and TAVI.


Prof Stephan Windecker currently serves as chief of cardiology and director of invasive cardiology at the Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Switzerland. He is also co-director of clinical research in the department of cardiovascular diseases. He is involved in continuous medical education and teaching of medical students, house staff, fellows, and tutors for interventional cardiologists. Prof Windecker is currently President-Elect of the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.


Prof Paul Gurbel is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He is the Director of Cardiovascular Research and Interventional Cardiology for the Inova Health System and Director of the Inova Center for Thrombosis Research and Drug Development. His research has focused on defining the effects of antiplatelet agents, antiplatelet agent development, and understanding the relation of platelet reactivity to ischemic event occurrence in patients undergoing stenting.  His lab instituted the field of personalized antiplatelet therapy based on phenotypic and genetic analyses.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Interventional Cardiology Training Manual
  • Editors Aung Myat
    Sarah Clarke
    Nick Curzen
    Stephan Windecker
    Paul A. Gurbel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-71633-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71635-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 537
  • Number of Illustrations 64 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Interventional Radiology
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“It should be a book that is on the shelves of any cardiac catheterization laboratory and accessible not just to doctors but all staff that work within the cath lab. … Would I recommend it for my local library? Clearly yes, as well as recommending it to junior staff and fellows, which was the main reason the book was produced.” (Michael Rees, RAD Magazine, January, 2020)

“This book is most appropriate for cardiovascular fellows undertaking subspecialty training in interventional cardiology. … This is a comprehensive yet clear guide to coronary intervention at all levels of complexity and establishes guidelines that are used in leading cardiac centers.” (Riin S Kadakia, Doody's Book Reviews, January 04, 2019)