Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions

A Knowledge-Based Approach

  • Peter Lanzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Historical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oliver Gaemperli, Thomas F. Lüscher
      Pages 3-14
    3. Josef Rösch, Frederick S. Keller
      Pages 15-26
    4. Eric R. Cohen, Philip M. Meyers, Sean D. Lavine, Randall T. Higashida
      Pages 27-41
  3. Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Michael Bishop
      Pages 45-48
    3. Tim Thornton
      Pages 49-58
  4. Skills and Expertise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Cleotilde Gonzalez
      Pages 61-67
    3. Halszka Jarodzka, Henny P. A. Boshuizen, Paul A. Kirschner
      Pages 69-86
    4. Otmar Bock, Adam Dubrowski
      Pages 87-95
    5. Joe Causer, A. Mark Williams
      Pages 97-112
    6. Alexander P. F. Ehlers, Christian Rybak, Astrid Wenke
      Pages 157-171
    7. Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Irene Tjiam
      Pages 173-186
  5. Diagnostic Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Roshan Samuel Livingstone
      Pages 261-278

About this book


Operator skills, and in particular decision-making and strategic skills, are the most critical factor for the outcome of catheter-based cardiovascular interventions. Currently, such skills are commonly developed by the empirical trial and error method only. In this textbook, for the first time, an explicit teaching, training, and learning approach is set out that will enable interventional operators, whether cardiologists, vascular surgeons, vascular specialists, or radiologists, to learn about and to develop the cognitive skills required in order to achieve consistent expert-level catheter-based interventions. It is anticipated that adoption of this approach will allow catheter-based interventions to become a domain of excellence, with rapid transfer of knowledge, steep learning curves, and highly efficient acquisition of complex skills by individual operators — all of which are essential if we are to meet successfully the challenges of modern cardiovascular care embedded in highly competitive health care markets.


Catheter-based cardiovascular therapy Knowledge-based approach Program of excellence

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lanzer
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Internal MedicineGesundheitszentrum Bitterfeld-WolfenBitterfeld-WolfenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27675-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27676-7
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