Ethics in Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventional Therapy

  • Peter LanzerEmail author
  • Tim Thornton


This chapter examines the ethics involved in catheter-based cardiovascular interventions (CBCVIs) as nested within iterated larger structures of ethics. The ethics of CBCVIs are a particular instance of medical ethics. Those in turn are a particular application of professional ethics, and those in turn are the application of general ethical concerns to the specific case of those subjects bound into a profession or institution. Hence the chapter starts with a thumbnail sketch of the most general context and philosophical approaches taken to it, and subsequently refines this to consider increasingly specific matters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middle German Heart Center, Site: Health Care Center Bitterfeld-Wolfen gGmbHBitterfeld-WolfenGermany
  2. 2.Philosophy and Mental Health, Health and Wellbeing, Brook Building 239University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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