This user-friendly review question book is geared to interventional cardiology board candidates either for initial certification or recertification. It contains 900 questions in the same proportion as the actual exam to ensure highly targeted, high-yield preparation. Answers with brief explanations and references are included. Indications for particular procedures - a major focus of the board exam - are integrated throughout the text, particularly in the context of ACC/AHA guidelines. More than 250 angiograms and other illustrations reinforce key concepts. Separate chapters cover ACC/AHA guidelines for percutaneous coronary intervention, chronic stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, and ST-elevation myocardial infarction. A chapter on test-taking is also included.
Table of Contents
Vascular Biology Pedro R. Moreno Anatomy and Physiology Richard A. Lange and L. David Hillis Radiation Safety, Equipment, and Basic Concepts John C. Gurley Inflammation and Arterial Injury Christopher J. Sarnowski and Harold Dauerman Antiplatelet, Antithrombotic, and Thrombolytic Agents David Moliterno Antiarrhythmics, Lipid-Lowering Agents, Sedating Agents, and Local Anesthetic Agents J. Jeffrey Marshall and David Moliterno Guiding Catheter Selection for Coronary Interventions Bruce E. Lewis and Dominique Joyal Intravascular Contrast Agents Thomas T. Tsai and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu Elective Coronary Intervention Douglas A. Morrison PCI for Acute Coronary Syndromes Christopher Walters and Steven R. Steinhubl Primary, Rescue, and Facilitated Angioplasty Neal Kleiman Peri-Procedural Myocardial Infarction and Emboli Protection Telly A. Meadows and Deepak L. Bhatt Chronic Total Occlusions David E. Kandzari Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions Antonio Colombo Long Lesions and Diffuse Disease Joel A. Garcia and Ivan P. Casserly Restenosis and Percutaneous Options Craig R. Narins Atherectomy, Rotablation, and Laser Robert J. Applegate Stents Stephen G. Ellis Drug-Eluting Stents and Local Drug Delivery for the Prevention of Restenosis Peter Wenaweser and Bernhard Meier Percutaneous Interventions in Aortocoronary Saphenous Vein Grafts (SVG) Christophe A. Wyss and Marco Roffi Closure Devices Chris Bajzer Management of Intraprocedural and Post-Procedural Complications Ferdinand Leya Qualitative and Quantitative Angiography Sorin J. Brener Interventional Coronary Physiology Morton J. Kern Intravascular Ultrasound Hussam Hamdalla and Khaled M. Ziada Approach to Patient with Hemodynamic Compromise Zoran S. Nedeljkovic and Alice K. Jacobs Peripheral Interventional Procedures Matthew C. Becker and Samir Kapadia Cerebrovascular Interventions Nezar Falluji and Debabrata Mukherjee Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Valve Replacement Thomas Gehrig and Thomas Bashore Congenital Heart Disease John Lynn Jeffries, Michael R. Nihill, and Alan Nugent PFO and ASD Howard C. Hermann Percutaneous Balloon Percardiotomy for Patients with Pericardial, Effusion, and Tamponade Andrew O. Maree and Igor F. Palacios Percutaneous Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy E. Murat Tuzcu Chronic Stable Angina: ACC/AHA Guidelines Bernard Gersh and Paul Sorajja Practice Guidelines in Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Juhana Karha and Eric Topol Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: ACC/AHA Guidelines 2005 Leslie Cho ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: ACC/AHA Guidelines Ann O'Connor and David P. Faxon Ethical Issues and Risks Associated with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques Christopher Walters and David C. Booth Statistics Related to Interventional Cardiology Procedures Robert A. Harrington and Karen S. Pieper Approach to Interventional Boards and Test-Taking Strategies Joseph Babb