The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine / Edition 2

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Overview


The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine is a teaching text that contains the knowledge base needed by every general cardiologist and specialist cardiologist as a background to their specialty interest. The textbook content is based on the Core Curriculum of the European Society of Cardiology, making the textbook essential reading for all cardiology trainees. The textbook contains much of the evidence base that is used to derive the practice guidelines published by the European Society of Cardiology, and its contents will be used as a basis for testing the knowledge of trainees who seek to qualify as cardiologists and of cardiologists who must re-accredit their status as cardiovascular health care providers.

The book contains 38 chapters flowing from the clinical and investigation interface with the patient through comprehensive desciprtion of disease processes and pathophysiological states and finally to the complex interrelationship between the heart and the mind. The text and design is intended to produce a book that is readable and readily understandable. The text is interspersed with many full color diagrams and simple tabulations. Line diagrams are re-drawn to produce a consistent feel to the book. Chapters relating to cardiac imaging, for example, echocardiography, computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and nuclear cardiology are richly illustrated.

The book is comprised of a print and on-line version. The text in the print version has comprehensive referencing, but the references themselves are available only from the on-line edition where the citations are directly linked to PubMed in order to facilitate retrieval of abstracts and full texts, where available. In both versions, there is a "further reading" list, which consists of major reference works, practice guidelines, especially those published by the European Society of Cardiology, scientific statements, and task force reports. The on-line version includes video images that are represented by a static photograph in the print version. Each chapter begins with a summary of the chapter and a listing of the chapter contents, and is completed with a few paragraphs of personal reflection from the authors about the standing of their subject and its likely development during the next five years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199566990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1300
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor John Camm qualified in 1971. He worked at Guy's Hospital before working at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. In 1986 he moved to St. George's Hospital Medical School in London as Professor of Clinical Cardiology (British Heart Foundation). Professor Camm was elected the Chairman of Medicine in October 1990, a post rotated from in 1995. He is now the Chairman of the Division of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences at St. George's University of London. His major speciality is cardiac arrhythmias but he is also much involved in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, risk stratification in post myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients. He has a major interest in cardiovascular safety of cardiac and non-cardiac drugs. John has given over 1500 lectures to national and international audiences, written more than 1000 peer review papers and over 250 detailed reviews. He has authored and edited numerous books. Professor Thomas L├╝scher, Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at Zurich is the new Editor-in-Chief of the European Society of Cardiology flagship peer review journal, European Heart Journal. He has held many successful positions with the ESC including chairing the ESC Working Group on Coronary Circulation, the Congress Programme Committee 2002-3 and has equally been the Vice-President of the ESC Working Groups for two years. He turned to cardiology at 24 after witnessing a case of Sudden Cardiac Death in his father's office, is not only an interventional cardiologist but also a keen researcher studying the genetics of atherosclerosis in animal models and the role of endothelial as well as inflammatory cells in vascular dysfunction and coronary occlusion. He is involved in multicentre studies looking into the mechanisms of new drugs on vascular dysfunction in Zurich or stents that attract stem cells as proof-of-concept trials with limited patients.
Patrick W. Serruys is Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the Interuniversity Cardiological Institute of the Netherlands (1988-1998), and the Erasmus University. Since 1980 he has been Director of the Clinical Research Program of the Catheterization Laboratory, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and since 1997 the Head of the Interventional Department, Heartcenter Rotterdam. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and scientific council of the International College of Angiology. He is the author or coauthor of over 1400 papers and editor or coeditor of 32 books, and a member of 14 Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals.

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