TY - CHAP A1 - Edvardas Vaicekavicius ED1 - Suna F. Kiraç Y1 - 2011-11-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Summarized Coronary Artery Caliber and Left Ventricle Mass for Scoring of Cardiac Ischemia: Diagnostic and Prognostic Value N2 - Coronary artery disease (CAD) and its consequences are most important morbidity and mortality reasons in the developed and developing countries. To prevent hard end-points, early definitive diagnosis and optimum therapy play significant role. Novel advanced diagnostic tests which are biomarkers of inflammation, cell adhesion, cell activation and imaging techniques provide to get the best result in the detection and characterization of calcified or uncalcified atherosclerotic plaques. In spite of last developments in the imaging methods, coronary catheterization is still frequently performed. Following the first cardiac catheterization performed in 1844, date by date historical developments and the mechanics of cardiac catheterization techniques, risks associated with coronary angiography, and also, preventions and treatments of possible complications have been presented in this book. Other important issue is radiation exposure of patients and staff during coronary angiography and scintigraphy. Radiation dose reduction techniques, general radiation protection principles have been discussed in related chapters. BT - Advances in the Diagnosis of Coronary Atherosclerosis SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22344 DO - 10.5772/22344 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -