Show Summary Details
Page of

Interventional cardiology for coronary heart disease 

Interventional cardiology for coronary heart disease
Chapter:
Interventional cardiology for coronary heart disease
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198832447.003.0008
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 May 2021

The purpose of this chapter is to give an overview of interventional cardiology. Diagnostic angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are discussed, in addition to related issues (e.g. achieving haemostasis, pharmacological adjuncts, and complications). The principles of nursing care for both angiography and PCI are similar and will, ∴, be discussed together; any differences will be clarified. Although coronary angiography is the focus of this chapter, it is worth noting that cardiac catheterization is the passage of a catheter into the left and/or right heart to provide diagnostic information about the heart and blood vessels. Cardiac catheterization is a generic term that refers to a variety of procedures including angiography, ventriculography, and right or left heart catheterization. ∴ abnormalities of the heart valves, heart muscle, and coronary arteries can be identified by these procedures.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.