The first-ever primer for the cardiovascular interventionalist -- filled with up-to-date procedural advice! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a one-of-a-kind textbook for fellows in training and practicing interventionalists....This is an excellent and comprehensive book that fills a need for information on procedural techniques and avoidance of complications. It will be a welcome addition to the interventionalist's library."--Doody's Review Service Filling a crucial gap in procedural knowledge, this groundbreaking reference is the first to focus on interventional cardiovascular procedures. The book includes a full section on procedures as well as chapters on the necessary scientific foundation, to which specialists will refer every day in their clinical practice. In addition, each procedural chapter is loaded with valuable tips and pitfalls from an internationally recognized group of experts. Interventional Cardiology starts with a useful look the relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology for interventional cardiology. It then covers the principles of the catheterization laboratory and its equipment plus pharmacology before moving on to a step-by-step review of individual procedures and other pertinent topics.