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Title Lasers in cardiovascular interventions / O. Topaz, editor
Published London ; Heidelberg : Springer, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (490 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Preface -- Laser physics and laser sources for cardiovascular applications -- Optic fibers and mechanical properties of laser catheters -- Landmarks along the introduction of laser to cardiovascular therapy -- Laser-thrombus interaction: from basic research to clinical utilization in the management of cardiovascular diseases -- Laser for treatment of acute coronary syndromes -- Laser for management of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction -- Laser for revascularization of complex targets: old SVGs, CTO, left main disease, stent restenosis -- Laser utilization for synergistic technology strategy for coronary revascularization: laser and directional rotablation; laser combined with drug eluting balloon -- Laser for revascularization of peripheral arterial disease- SFA, renal, subclavian, carotid arteries -- Laser for infra-popliteal revasculariztion -- TMR- physiology, pathology and basic research concepts -- TMR-endovascular and surgical techniques and clinical outcomes -- Laser application for venous thrombosis -- Laser for IVC filter removal -- Laser for interventional electrophysiology : extraction and removal of pacemaker and AICD leads -- Laser for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias -- Laser application for treatment of congenital heart disease -- Nursing perspectives of cardiovascular laser procedures -- Laser safety in the cardiovascular suite and the operation room -- Laser induced cardiovascular complications : mechanisms, recognition and management -- Laser in cardiovascular veterinary medicine
Summary This book provides the most authoritative, comprehensive and contemporary guide to technological progresses and clinical experiences of laser applications in cardiovascular medicine. Since the introduction of laser devices to the medical sciences, this technology has generated great interest. Specifically, the laser?s unique physical properties and precise bio-tissue interactions render this versatile source of biologic energy an attractive tool for multiple therapeutic purposes in cardiovascular medicine. Over the course of the last two decades the utilization of laser technology has thus become an important component for the management of patients with complex cardiovascular diseases. Lasers in Cardiovascular Interventions is a valuable resource to this subject providing thorough yet practical information for cardiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists, as well as medical students, scientists, biomedical engineering students and graduates
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Treatment.
Cardiovascular system -- Laser surgery.
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures.
Laser Therapy.
Cardiovascular Diseases -- surgery.
Lasers.
Form Electronic book
Author Topaz, On, editor
ISBN 9781447152200 (electronic bk.)
1447152204 (electronic bk.)