A practical, highly illustrative and easy to read reference for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiac/endovascular catheterization laboratory personnel, interventional radiologists, technical staff, industry professionals, investigators, and researchers on peripheral arterial CTO interventions.
Peripheral CTO lesions are present in nearly 50% of all peripheral arterial disease (PAD) endovascular interventions. There is tremendous growth in the performance and learning of peripheral arterial CTO procedures. There are several ongoing physician courses and many others that are being prepared; however, there is a significant lack of standardized selection, strategies, techniques and equipment necessary to achieve a high degree of reproducible success with low complication rates during the performance of these complex and technically challenging endovascular procedures.
The book is not an academic 'tour de force' description of the topic but rather a practical one with many illustrations and step-by-step explanations of the various procedure steps, what can go wrong, and troubleshooting. Heavy use of illustrations throughout limit the text to what is necessary to convey the message, and the book is supported by online case catalogues and board review questions. The book also includes never-before-published information on new technology.
Dr. Subhash Banerjee is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of Cardiology at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, TX. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of peripheral vascular, coronary artery and structural heart interventions. Dr. Banerjee serves on the editorial boards of prestigious medical journals, national committees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and as principal investigator of landmark clinical and translational medical research trials. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.