Written by a distinguished pioneer in the history and development of coronary angioscopic techniques, Coronary Angioscopy is the first and only book to systematically describe the present status of percutaneous coronary angioscopy and cardioscopy. Cardiologists and other interested physicians will value its clear explanations of the pathophysiology of coronary artery diseases, as well as the author's advice and instruction on the mastering of cutting-edge coronary angioscopic and cardioscopic techniques. The book's scope includes a review of the dramatic developments that have brought so much change in such a short time. From the introduction of the flexible endoscope in the late 1940s to the creation of the fiberscope by the author in the late 1990s, the tools and techniques described within are presented with well-earned authority. Composed of three parts (addressing the topics of coronary angioscopy, cardioscopy, and a discussion of possible future applications of both techniques), the book's large, well-designed, atlas-style format and extensive use of color illustrations (160 of 250 figures are in color) make it a particularly effective resource.
In addition, it provides information on new findings, techniques and devices, such as the cardioscopic observation of coronary microvessels from the cardiac chambers themselves, many of which are not previously reported.