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Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
ISBN: 978-1-935395-35-5, 277 pages, Soft Cover
ISBN-10: 1-935395-35-1
Edition: 1st
Copyright: 2016
Author: Kacharava, Andro G., MD, PhD; Clements, Stephen D., Jr., MD; Zafari, A. Maziar, MD, PhD
Specialties: Cardiology
Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing
List Price: $65.00

At A Glance
The Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization provides general cardiology fellows, nurses, and technicians entering the cardiac catheterization laboratory a practical guide addressing key aspects of left and right heart catheterization, selective coronary angiography, and the utilization of other invasive cardiology procedures for diagnostic purposes.This title includes an access code for an accompanying website with ebook version.
Expert Review
Reviewer
Parham Parto,  MD, MPH  (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description
Authored by a team of physicians from Emory University Hospital, this is a well-written pocket guide to the techniques and strategies used in diagnostic cardiac catheterization. The book uses a step-by-step approach and includes important pearls and technical recommendations. Color illustrations further help support the recommended techniques.
Purpose
The purpose is to provide an introduction to the cardiac catheterization laboratory, as well as a guide to techniques used by experts in diagnostic catheterization.
Audience
The intended audience includes residents, fellows, and practitioners in the field of cardiology involved in patient care in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Features
This concise pocket book covers all aspects of the cardiac catheterization laboratory, serving as a guide for fellows in the catheterization laboratory starting from day one. Each chapter discusses and illustrates everyday laboratory essentials, from most common equipment to catheterization techniques, includes many pearls and need-to-know facts, and concludes with a list of resources for further reference.
Assessment
This is an invaluable resource and a go-to guide for any fellow, student, or practitioner involved with the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The figures and videos are colorful and provide step-by-step instructions for various invasive cardiac procedures, and the authors provide valuable pearls to ensure success from day one in the lab.
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the product's objectives met? 8
1-5 Does the website help achieve the purpose? 4
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 8
1-5 Is this directed to an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 Rate the added value from the online version. 4
1-5 Is the online version easy to access? 4
1-5 Rate the ease of navigation/search. 4
1-5 Rate the pedagogic quality of images on the online version. 4
1-5 Rate the value of added audiovisual features online. 4
1-5 Is there sufficient use of hypertext links? 5
1-5 Are there hyperlinks from references to journal articles? 5
1-5 Is there appropriate use of features like bookmarking, printing/exporting? 4
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 8
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A

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