Harvard Health Books

Cardiac Catheterization

When something goes wrong in the coronary arteries, the arteries that nourish the heart, it’s helpful to take a look inside to see what is going on. Traditional x-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans can’t do this. But a special test called cardiac catheterization can provide detailed images that show potentially dangerous blockages in an artery or other problems in the heart without opening the chest.

This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains cardiac catheterization, and currently runs on the Apple iPhone and the iPad.  The book explains not only with words but also with 3D objects that you can move and play with, videos with a voice describing what is happening, interactive tools, and a voice that tells you how certain medical terms are pronounced.  The iBook was created in collaboration with Orca Health, Inc.  By employing the power of the iPhone and iPad, this iBook explains things in ways that words alone cannot do. Take a look.

If you’re interested in our other iBooks about heart disease, click here.

Paperback: 35 pages
Publisher: Harvard Health Publications (August 26, 2013)
Language: English
Size: 151 MB
Seller: Orca Health
Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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