The Multipurpose Catheter

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CHAPTER 7 The Multipurpose Catheter “Practice is everything.” —Periander Historical Background The multipurpose catheter technique was introduced to Emory University Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories in 1972 by Spencer King. King learned…

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Approach to Complex Cases in Cardiac Catheterization

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A diligent precatheterization work-up can help an operator to suspect the presence of left main disease, and reduce the risk of catastrophic complications of left coronary cannulation (Figure 18.1).1,2 FIGURE…

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Coronary, Renal, and Mesenteric Angiography

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CHAPTER 6 Coronary, Renal, and Mesenteric Angiography “Follow the rules, but avoid turning those rules into dogmas.” —Anonymous Angiographic Views and Projections Selective coronary angiography provides two-dimensional (2D) images of…

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The Tools

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CHAPTER 3 The Tools “One who knows strengths and weaknesses of different tools lowers the risk and succeeds often.” —Anonymous Percutaneous Access Needles There are two major types of access…

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