Radiation Safety in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Cardiac Imaging System. The Physiological Monitoring System. Laboratory Coagulation and Antiplatelet Assays. Non-invasive Physiological Monitoring. Determination of Oxygen Status in Human Blood. Infection Control Procedures. Pressure Waveforms in the Cardiac Cycle. Physiological Interpretation of Pressure Waveforms. Coagulation and the Coagulation Cascade. Formation and Progression of Atherosclerosis. Thrombosis, Heparin, and Laboratory Monitoring of Heparin Therapy. Basic Pharmacology of Cardiac Drugs. Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy in Interventional Cardiology. The Electrocardiogram in Ischemic Heart Disease. Coronary Angiography. Measurement of Cardiac Output and Shunts. Measurement of Left Ventricular Function Using Pressure-Volume Loops. Non-invasive Assessment of Ischemic Heart Disease. Catheter-based Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Coronary Stenting. Interventional Coronary Procedures. Non-coronary Interventions. Mitral Valvuloplasty. The Electrophysiology Laboratory. Right Heart Catheterization and Hemodynamic Assessment of the Heart Transplant Patient. Cardiac Surgery. Antiogenesis and Gene Therapy. Nursing Care of the Cardiac Catheterization Patient. Vascular Access Site Management and Arterial Closure. Medical Management of the Cardiac Patient Undergoing Coronary Angiography. The Intra Aortic Balloon Pump. An Evidence-based Guide to Cardiac Catheterization.