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Indirect coronary angiography: A feasibility study

: Wolffgram, T.; Krieter, A.; Berger, H.; Detter, C.; Schurr, M.O.; Braun, M.; Schneider, U.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik -DGBMT-:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik. 36. Jahrestagung 2002 : 25.-27. September 2002, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Berlin: Schiele & Schön, 2002 (Biomedizinische Technik 47.2002, Ergänzungsband 1, Tl.1)
ISSN: 0013-5585
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (Jahrestagung) <36, 2002, Karlsruhe>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer TEG ()
Angiographie; Kardiologie; Herzinfarkt; coronary heart disease

The diagnostic method of choice to proof coronary artery disease and to localize stenoses and to judge the stage of the disease is coronary angiography. A new angiography technique invented by Wolffgram and Krieter that works without cannulation of the coronary arteries could simplify the interventional procedure. In addition, a technique like this could be used for angiography after CABG surgery directly on the table for quality assurance reasons. This angiography could be performed by the cardiac surgeon without necessarily involving a cardiologist. A feasibility study was successfully done in a cooperation of the Departments for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Munich University, Steinbeis Transfer Center for Healthcare Technologies, Tübingen and Fraunhofer TEG, Stuttgart.