Interventional Cardiology

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Knowledge and best practice in this field are constantly changing. As new research and experience broaden our knowledge, changes in practice, treatment, and drug therapy may become necessary or appropriate. Readers are advised to check the most current information provided (i) on procedures featured or (ii) by the manufacturer of each product to be administered, to verify the recommended dose or formula, the method and duration of administration, and contraindications. It is the responsibility of the practitioner, relying on his or her experience and knowledge of the patient, to make diagnoses, to determine dosages and the best treatment for each individual patient, and to take all appropriate safety precautions. To the fullest extent of the law, neither the Publisher nor the Editor assumes any liability for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the material contained in this book.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Textbook of interventional cardiology / [edited by] Eric J. Topol.—5th ed. p. ; cm

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4160-4835-0 1. Heart—Interventional radiology. 2. Angioplasty. 3. Cardiovascular system—Diseases— Treatment. I. Topol, Eric J., 1954-

[DNLM: 1. Cardiovascular Diseases—surgery. 2. Cardiovascular Diseases—drug therapy. 3. Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures—methods. WG 168 T355 2008]

RD598.35.I55T49 2008

617.4'1205 9—dc22 2007018033

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This book is dedicated to my family—my wife, Susan, and our kids, Sarah and Evan, who have been with me every step along the way.

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