Coronary Pressure

  • Nico H. J. Pijls
  • Bernard De Bruyne

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 195)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 5-24
  4. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 25-49
  5. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 51-82
  6. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 83-114
  7. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 115-130
  8. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 131-152
  9. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 153-166
  10. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 167-189
  11. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 191-201
  12. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 231-245
  13. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 247-270
  14. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 271-306
  15. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 307-326
  16. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 327-351
  17. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 353-410
  18. Nico H. J. Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne
    Pages 411-417
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 419-423

About this book

Introduction

A little bit more than two years after the first edition, we are pleased to publish the second edition of this book. More than half of the chapters have been remodeled and completed as the result of technical improvements and recently acquired clinical data. During these two years, the number of coronary pressure measurements performed worldwide both during diagnostic and interventional procedures has increased almost exponentially. Most of the initial problems associated with this new approach have been overcome. Many colleagues have explored new research avenues and in many catheterization laboratories the method has matured from a research toy to a clinical tool. Classical indications such as the intermediate stenosis and guidance of PTCA or stent implantation, have been largely extended and coronary pressure measurement has proven to be useful in multi vessel disease, diffuse disease, long and serial stenosis, after myocardial infarction, and in many other diagnostic and interventional situations encountered in the catheterization laboratory. Quite unexpectedly, this approach has also enforced the ties with our surgical colleagues in the selection of patients suitable for minimal invasive surgery or hybride revascularization. Also in mild and intermediate left main disease, there is a role for coronary pressure measurement in the process of decision making. We would like to express our gratitude to all those many colleagues who trusted and applied this new approach for the benefit of their patients. Aalst, Eindhoven, Bernard De Bruyne. Nico H. J. Pijls. March, 2000. Table of Contents (overview) 1 1.

Keywords

arteries artery assessment blood circulation evaluation intervention outcome

Authors and affiliations

  • Nico H. J. Pijls
    • 1
  • Bernard De Bruyne
    • 2
  1. 1.Catharina HospitalEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Cardiovascular CenterAalstBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9564-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5398-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9564-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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