PERCUTANEOUS MITRAL VALVOTOMY WITH DVD-ROM -Harikrishnan - 1/ED/2012
Publish Year 2012
Size 6.25" x 9.5"
Cover Type Paper Back
With CD/DVD Yes
DOODY'S BOOK REVIEW
REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION
Amit Prasad, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
This book reviews several aspects of rheumatic mitral stenosis and describes in detail the procedure of balloon mitral valvotomy.
l stenosis and a handbook for those performing balloon mitral valvotomy.
s with mitral stenosis will find this book a useful resource. For noninvasive cardiologists, it provides a very easy to read introduction to the management of mitral stenosis and indications for percutaneous intervention. For invasive cardiologists, it provides a detailed reference for balloon mitral valvotomy. It is intended for students, physicians in training, and clinicians. Most will use this handbook as a reference, reading certain sections for updates on specific topics.
The 50 chapters cover various aspects of mitral stenosis including pathophysiology, pre-intervention assessment, technical considerations during balloon valvotomy, and outcomes following intervention. The chapters are written primarily by practitioners in the developing world who frequently treat patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Each chapter is organized differently, and the quality of writing varies significantly from chapter to chapter. The broad scope of this book, which covers every aspect of mitral stenosis and describes in meticulous detail the techniques and equipment used in mitral valvotomy, are the primary strengths of this book. The accompanying DVD also has a wealth of information, containing step-by-step films from actual cases.
This is an extensively researched book with useful tips on the use of percutaneous mitral valvotomy in mitral stenosis.