Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine : Principles and PracticeBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1648 (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1648
- A Shyam-Sunder
Interventional cardiovascular medicine has undergone numerous advances since its inception in 1977. The popularity of this method of treating patients with coronary disease is reflected in the more than 400 000 coronary angioplasty procedures performed annually in the United States.
The 69 chapters of this multiauthor textbook are divided into six sections. The first outlines the history of cardiovascular intervention, highlighting the contributions of the founder of interventional cardiology, …