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The broad field of therapeutic intravascular catheterization has grown explosively since the late 1970s. For both practitioners and patients it represents a major portion of the practice of clinical cardiology. Large, general cardiology textbooks have been able to keep pace with the rapid development in this field. Thus, a clear need has arisen for textbooks devoted solely to interventional cardiology. The techniques of balloon valvuloplasty, laser angioplasty, atherectomy, and pharmaco-therapy as adjunct therapy to these techniques continue to develop rapidly. This rapid development renders the textbook format necessarily inadequate to present the newest and most up-to-date data resulting from the
Techniques and Applications in Interventional Cardiology. Ann Intern Med. ;116:526. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-6-526_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(6):526.
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