Distilling more than ten years of experience with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), Intracoronary Ultrasound summarizes Dr Mintz's own experiences as well as published and unpublished observations of others in the field. The text incorporates angiographic and uses pathologic observations to fill in the gaps in knowledge of coronary artery disease as assessed by IVUS alone. A major effort went into selecting and presenting figures for their illustrative value. In most cases each IVUS figure includes a linear sequence of equidistantly-spaced image slices that illustrates the full length morphology of the lesion and/or the pullback of the transducer through the lesion. It provides the reader with an excellent guide for revision, confirming diagnoses, and teaching.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Basics. Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses. Practical Considerations. Quantitative and Qualitative IVUS Data and their Angiographic Correlations. Remodelling, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Vulnerable Plaques, Plaque Rupture, Stenosis Formation, and Progression/Regression. Pre-Intervention and Diagnostic Imaging, Lesion Assessment, and Device Sizing. Interventional Imaging and Recognition of Complications. Mechanisms, Prevention, and Treatment of Restenosis.
Dr Mintz is a pioneer and recognized authority in the field of intravascular ultrasound. He is the co-author of nearly 500 peer reviewed articles, 50 book chapters, and 500 abstracts concerning various aspects of clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, cardiac radiology, coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and intravascular ultrasound. He first joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 1991 and also serves as Editor-in-Chief of TCTMD.com