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References general topics

The following are recommended general references involving cardiac catheterization.

* = these are links to other Web sites and contain information that is not published by The Hospital for Sick Children and therefore, we cannot confirm the accuracy of its information.

(++) = published with permission from authors

General Cardiac Catheterization:

Diagnostic and Interventional Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease. Lock JE, Keane JF, Perry SB. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2nd edition. October 15, 1999

Cardiac Catheterization. Chapter 11 by Davidson CJ, Bonow RO. Textbook: Heart Disease – 6th Edition. Braunwald/Zipes/Libby (2001). P 359-386.

Interventional Cardiac Catheterization. Pihkala J, Nykanen D, Freedom RM, Benson LN (++)

Cardiac Catheterization Hemodynamics and Intervention. Chapter 13 by Mullins CE and Nihill MR. Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine – Moller and Hoffman (2000). P 203-215.

Angiography. Chapter 14 by Nykanen DG and Freedom RM. Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine – Moller and Hoffman (2000). P 217-234.

Grossman’s Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention. Editors: Bain DS, Grossman W. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Blood flow measurement: the cardiac output and vascular resistance (Chapter 8)

  • Shunt detection and quantification (Chapter 9)

  • Pressure Measurement (Chapter 7)

  • Proper use of cineangiographic equipment and contrast agents (Chapter 2)

Cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic assessment. Chapter 71 by Lange RA, Hillis D. Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine– Topol (1998) . P 1957-1976.

Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization - Perspectives in Pediatric Cardiology – Volume 3. (1991). Editors: NechesWH, Park SC, Zuberbuhler JR. Futura Publishing Company Inc.


*Imaging factors and image optimization. Balter S. Catheter Cardiovasc Diagnosis 1998;45:450-453.


*Complications associated with pediatric cardiac catheterization. Vitiello R, McCrindle BW, Nykanen D, Freedom RM, Benson LN. J Am Coll Cardiol 1998;32:1433-40.

Complications of pediatric cardiac catheterization: A 3-year study. Cassidy SC, Schmidt KG, Van Hare GF, Stanger P, Teitel DF. J Am Coll Cardiol 1992;19:1285-93

Acute complications in the current era of therapeutic cardiac catheterization for congenital heart disease. Zeevi B, Berant M, Fogelman R, Galit B-M, Blieden L. Cardiol Young 1999;9:266-272.