Coronary Stenosis textbook

Coronary Stenosis Textbook

Imaging, structure and physiology

Edited by Javier Escaned, MD, PhD and Patrick W. Serruys, MD, PhD

The 2nd edition of the Coronary Stenosis Textbook – an enriched and updated online version


Coronary stenosis, Imaging, Structure and Physiology has become an important reference textbook for all those interested in the assessment and treatment of diseases affecting coronary circulation.

The fully illustrated online edition contains 50 chapters, including 10 updated and 17 new chapters:

  • Over 30 selected clinical cases illustrating many of the book topics
  • Enhanced interactivity: readers of the book will be able to ask questions to the authors, creating a scientific discussion open to all readers
  • Downloadable figures from the chapters and clinical cases in PowerPoint format for use in presentations
  • Direct access to related online resources available on the PCRonline website (lectures, slides, LIVE cases, etc.)
  • A new user interface for improved navigation and use of the book contents

This book is an indispensable companion for all those involved in the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease.

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Coronary stenosis located at vessel bifurcations are frequent in everyday clinical practice. Although approximately 15-20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are performed in this anatomical location, choosing the most adequate treatment is still the subject of considerable debate. Most of the progress in this field stems from the active interaction between basic science and clinical observations. The chapter provides a relevant and timely review of the most important aspects of bifurcation research, treatment strategy and clinical outcomes. It is divided into separate subsections, beginning with the development of atherosclerosis in bifurcations and the importance of local flow haemodynamics, followed by insights from human autopsy studies, and by the description of atherosclerotic plaque distribution and consequences of stent-induced flow disturbances on vascular healing. It also outlines the quantitative relations between bifurcation anatomy and flow distribution, as well as the importance of dedicated 3D-QCA analyses and computer simulations in the study of stent properties, local haemodynamics and clinical outcomes of PCI in bifurcation regions. Finally, technical aspects of bifurcation stenting and the role of adjunctive invasive and non-invasive imaging are discussed, with recommendations to optimise PCI procedures.

Discover the new Chapter 48 on Percutaneous interventions in bifurcation stenosis: pathological substrate and procedural guidance by G. Stankovic, Y. S. Chatzizisis, A. P. Antoniadis, O. D. Sanchez, K. Yahagi, H. Mori, T. Koppara, S. K. Yazdani, R. Virmani, M. Joner, M. Grundeken, N. Ramsing Holm and J. Flensted Lassen.