Interventional operators generally expect complications when the coronary anatomy is tortuous; however, it is normal anatomy with what appear angiographically as 'regular' lesions that can cause great difficulty and additional morbidity. Drs Colombo's and Stankovic's team of first-rate, globally-recognized interventional cardiologists offer advice based on personal experience rather than didactic textbook knowledge on how to overcome a variety of complications both in the coronary anatomy as well as the carotid and renal arteries, two peripheral arteries with which they are operating with regularity.
1. Prevention and Treatment of Procedural Complications Eric Eeckhout, Amir Lerman, Christan Roguelov, Grégoire Girod and Frank Renders 2. Coronary Guidewires Antonio Colombo, Rade Babic and Simon Corbett 3. Treatment of Unprotected Left Main Stenosis Antonio Colombo and Alaide Chieffo 4. Bifurcation Lesion Stenting Yves Louvard and Thierry Lefèvre 5. Chronic Total Occlusions Giora Weisz and Jeffrey W. Moses 6. Long Lesions and Diffuse Disease Flavio Airoldi and Antonio Colombo 7. Calcified and Undilatable Lesions Raghava R. Gollapudi, Matthew J. Price and Paul S. Teirstein 8. Management of Coronary Thrombotic Lesions Neil Goyal and Issam D. Moussa 9. Tips and Tricks in Acute Myocardial Infarction Susheel Kodali and Gregg W. Stone 10. Saphenous Vein Grafts and Arterial Conduits Eberhard Grube, Swee Guan Teo and Lutz Buellesfeld 11. Approach to Intermediate Lesions Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Liviu Ghilencea, Alessio La Manna and Carlo Di Mario 12. Approach to Patients with Impaired Renal Function Eugenia Nikolsky and Roxana Mehran 13. Drug Eluting Stent Restenosis John Cosgrave and George Dangas 14. Intravascular Ultrasound in the Drug-Eluting Stent Era Gary S. Mintz 15. MRI of Ischemic Heart Disease: Perfusion, Viability, and Coronary Artery Imaging Asu Rustemli and Steven D. Wolff 16. Endovascular Carotid Interventions B. Reimers, Jennifer Sugita and Horst Sievert 17. Transseptal Puncture Ted Feldman and Westby G. Fisher 18. Patent Foramen Ovale, Cryptogenic Stroke, and Migraine Headaches Version for Annals of IM Jonathan Tobis and Babak Azarbal 19. Device Closure of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects Francisco Garay, Qi-Ling Cao and Ziyad M. Hijazi 20. Catheter Therapy of Coarctation of the Aorta Francisco Garay, Qi-Ling Cao and Ziyad M. Hijazi 21. Renal Artery Stenting Bernhard Reimers, Dimitris Nikas, Mohamed Abdel Ghany and Salvatore Saccà 22. Endovascular Repair of Abdominal and Thoracic Aneurysms Alexandra A. MacLean and Barry T. Katzen