Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

Mayo Clin Proc, July 1995, Vol 70 tors, antipsychotic agents, lithium, anticonvulsants, anxiolytics, adrenergic agents, and atypical-adjunctive agent...

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Mayo Clin Proc, July 1995, Vol 70

tors, antipsychotic agents, lithium, anticonvulsants, anxiolytics, adrenergic agents, and atypical-adjunctive agents. The text concludes with chapters devoted to consultation-liaison psychiatry and the pharmacologic treatment of pediatric substance abuse disorders. Strengths: This compendium of practical, clinically useful information is supplemented by well-organized tables. Each chapter has extensive reference lists from the literature in basic science and clinical research. Deficiencies: The book is dated by its use of nomenclature from the revised third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Its comparative inattention to multiple drug therapies is disappointing. Recommended Readership: An excellent basic reference for child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, and family medicine and general physicians who treat mental disorders of children and adolescents.

Overall Grading:

****

Eric K. Milliner, M.D., Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

Textbook oflnterventional Cardiology, 2nd ed (in 2 vols), edited by Eric J. Topol, 1,391 pp, with illus, $179, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company (telephone: 800-545-2522), 1994, ISBN 07216-6722-8

Type of Book: This second edition multiauthored reference text, which has been expanded considerably in comparison with the first edition, covers virtually all aspects of interventional cardiology. Scope ofBook: This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-theart analysis of interventional cardiology, with an emphasis on current experience and future trends in interventional devices. Contents: The initial portion of the book focuses on the use of conventional and investigational pharmacologic agents in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Subsequent sections are devoted to in-depth discussions of balloon angioplasty (including restenosis), atherectomy, lasers, stents, gene therapy, and valvuloplasty. Each of these sections thoroughly covers indications, technical aspects, results, complications, and future directions. Intracoronary imaging techniques such as ultrasonography, Doppler studies, and angioscopy are addressed, as is quantitative digital angiography. The final section of the book deals with economic training and medicolegal issues. Strengths: The authors and editor are internationally recognized experts in their respective areas. The text is extensively referenced and provides excellent angiographic reproductions. Deficiencies: Among some of the chapters, overlap of content is evident. The typeface is small. Chapters on long-term outcome and follow-up and rehabilitation would have been useful. Recommended Readership: Invasive and noninvasive cardiologists and fellows in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

Overall Grading:

*****

John F. Bresnahan, M.D., Division ofCardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

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