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Angioplasty and Stents

Angioplasty and Stents

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Written by Julia Ann Purcell, RN, MN, FAAN, Clinical Nursing Specialist, Cardiology

This book is for patients having coronary, renal, iliac, femoral or popliteal angioplasty. It not only prepares them for what to expect before and after angioplasty, it also shows them which lifestyle changes will help them prevent future fatty buildup in the arteries. Includes why atherosclerosis develops, how angioplasty opens an artery, risks, preparation and recovery. Also includes information on stents (including DES), atherectomy, catheters and anti-clotting drugs.


  • Spencer B. King, III, MD, FACC, Fuqua Chair of Interventional Cardiology, Fuqua Heart Center, The American Cardiovascular Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • John S. Douglas, Jr., MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Emory University School of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology& Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • James R. Wilentz, MD, FACC, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Chief, Section of Interventional Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Catheterization Laboratory, New York, NY


  • "Angioplasty & Stents is excellent for angioplasty instruction. I could tell this was written by a nurse. This book is very thorough in its coverage from risk factors to what to expect immediately and after the angioplasty." Good work! C. Honess, RN
  • "Angioplasty & Stents exceeeded my expectations as a patient education tool. I feel your patient education materials are superior to others." G. Beckman, RN
  • "I think Angioplasty & Stents is super!!! Informative, simple language and interesting to read. Would like to order one for every patient. F.H., RN
  • "Great illustrations and easy to understand reading with clear directions." B. Brewer, RN
  • "Well written. Appropriate and accurate information." -- H.T., RN

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  1. Great material! 4 Star Review

    (Submitted on Feb 12th 2018)

    Great material- would be a 5 star if the material was an easier reading grade level.

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