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Interventional Cardiology: 900 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review
Insightful questions have been used through the ages as a metric to assess one’s knowledge, but when coupled with carefully delivered answers they can become a powerful teaching tool. This book of questions and annotated answers covering the field of interventional cardiology is meant to serve as a helpful resource for individuals preparing for the interventional cardiovascular medicine board examination as well as for clinicians who wish to perform an in-depth self-assessment on individual topics or the full spectrum.
The book has many key features, whichwe believe will make the reader successful in passing the boards and improving clinical practice.

Of foremost importance, the areas covered are relevant not only to the day-to-day practice of interventional cardiology, but have also been patterned in scope and content to the actual board examination. The book begins with several chapters dedicated to the anatomy and physiology associated with interventional cardiology and the pathobiology of atherosclerosis and inflammation. This corresponds to the 15% of the board examination targeting material in basic science. The subsequent chapters focus on the essential interventional pharmacotherapy of antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and other commonly used medications in the catheterization laboratory and outpatient setting for patients with atherosclerosis. These chapters correspond to the next 15% of the boards centering on pharmacology. A similar-sized 15% of the board examination is directed toward imaging, and the book includes specific chapters on radiation safety, catheterization laboratory equipment and technique, contrast agents, and intravascular ultrasound. The two largest areas of the examination, each covering 25% of the content, include case selection–management and procedural techniques.
The review book dedicates 25 chapters to comprehensively cover these areas. Finally, we have included chapters for the miscellaneous remaining areas covered by the board examination, including peripheral vascular disease, ethics, statistics, and epidemiology, as well as a chapter directed at improving test-taking skills.


1. Vascular Biology
2. Anatomy and Physiology
3. Radiation Safety, Equipment, and Basic Concepts
4. Inflammation and Arterial Injury
5. Antiplatelet, Antithrombotic, and Thrombolytic Agents
6. Inotropes, Antiarrhythmics, Sedatives, and Lipid-Lowering Agents
7. Guiding Catheter Selection for Coronary Interventions
8. Intravascular Contrast Agents
9. Elective Coronary Intervention
10. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndromes
11. Primary, Rescue, and Facilitated Angioplasty
12. Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction and Emboli Protection
13. Chronic Total Occlusions
14. Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions
15. Long Lesions and Diffuse Disease
16. Restenosis and Percutaneous Options
17. Atherectomy, Rotablation, and Laser
18. Stents
19. Drug-Eluting Stents and Local Drug Delivery for the Prevention of Restenosis.
20. Percutaneous Interventions in Aortocoronary Saphenous Vein Grafts
21. Closure Devices
22. Management of Intraprocedural and Postprocedural Complications
23. Qualitative and Quantitative Angiography
24. Interventional Coronary Physiology
25. Intravascular Ultrasound
26. Approach to Patients with Hemodynamic Compromise
27. Peripheral Interventional Procedures
28. Cerebrovascular Interventions
29. Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Valve Replacement
30. Congenital Heart Disease.
31. Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect
32. Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy for Patients with Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade
33. Percutaneous Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
34. Chronic Stable Angina: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines
35. Practice Guidelines in Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes
36. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines 2005
37. ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines
38. Ethical Issues and Risks Associated with Catheterization and Interventional Procedures
39. Statistics Related to Interventional Cardiology Procedures
40. Approach to Interventional Boards and Test-Taking Strategies

Title: Interventional Cardiology: 900 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review
Authors: Debabrata Mukherjee, Leslie Cho, David J.Moliterno, Donna A. Gilbreath
Language: English


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