The annual training sessions for personnel in the author's cardiac catheterization laboratory provided the foundation for this text. Contributors include staff cardiologists, cardiology fellows, nurses, and technologists. All but 2 of the 14 chapters are authored or co-authored by physicians, and Bashore contributes to 7.
Informative introductory chapters discuss the design and staffing of the laboratory, the preparation of the patient for catheterization and care in the laboratory, scheduling for efficient patient flow, the indications for and complications of catheterization, and the principles of angiographic imaging. A lucid exposition of cardiac anatomy and physiology as they relate to the activities