Endovascular Skills Guidewire and Catheter Skills for Endovascular Surgery
The goal of Endovascular Skills: Guidewire and Catheter Skills for Endovascular Surgery has always been to provide a “step-by-step” approach to techniques and procedures that comprise one of the most exciting and rapidly developing specialties in medicine today: minimally invasive management of vascular disease. Endovascular technique has gone from being a novelty to a mainstay of vascular care and this edition of Endovascular Skills has been revised and expanded to reflect these changes. This book serves as a “how-to” guide for endovascular intervention and aims to assist clinicians in the development and refinement of skills that are now essential to vascular practice.
The book introduces readers to strategy, vascular access, guidewire–catheter handling, and arteriography in a multitude of vascular beds. The knowledge base builds as the text progresses in much the same manner that the skill of the professional builds as experience is gained by performing more complex cases and managing complicated patterns of disease. The chapters progress to all aspects of endovascular therapy, including sheath access, balloon angioplasty, stents, and other treatment modalities.