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The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine is the first ever cardiovascular textbook to be published in partnership with an international society and is set to become the new benchmark for cardiologists in Europe and beyond.
As a teaching or training text structured around the ESC Core Syllabus, The ESC Textbook contains the knowledge that every general cardiologist should strive to attain and keep current. It does not try to contain everything a sub-specialist should know about the field.
It does, however, cover the entire field of cardiovascular medicine and unlike other texts the first six chapters are dedicated to diagnostic imaging. Imaging modalities are also discussed within the subsequent chapters on different disorders and diseases and referenced back to the first chapters.
The highly respected editor and contributor team have ensured a strong clinical focus throughout The ESC Textbook. There are over 120 contributing authors from 12 European countries all of whom are internationally recognised specialists in their field, but chosen as much for their ability as writers as for their knowledge. The result is a balanced, expert and comprehensive review of each topic.
All chapters follow the same format so that there are no inconsistencies in style or content. Each chapter opens with a brief “Summary” box detailingthe scope of the chapter and ends with a “Personal Perspectives” box in which the author outlines the state of the art and future directions for the area. With approximately 1100 pages, The Textbook is succinct, focused and practical to use. Only key references are included so that readability is not inhibited by overly dense text.
It is also visually appealing with an image on every two-page spread. There are over 700 full colour images and over 230 informative tables. All of the illustrations (and all of the ECG traces too) have been re-drawn to ensure consistency of style and quality. This truly outstanding art programme means that techniques and concepts are easy to grasp.
An online version of The ESC Textbook is provided with each printed copy. A card with the website address and a unique access number is bound into every book. The unique access number is used when registering, at which point a user name and password can be chosen. Using the website is straightforward and technical help is available if needed.
The online version contains all the text and images from The ESC Textbook as well as:
The provision of high quality CME for cardiologists and trainees in Europe is a key priority of the ESC. In line with this aim, accreditation of chapters in The ESC Textbook is awarded by EBAC (The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology).
1 The Morphology of the Electrocardiogram.
Antoni Bayés de Luna, Velislav N. Batchvarov and Marek Malik.
2 Cardiac Ultrasound.
Jos Roelandt and Raimund Erbel.
3 Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
Dudley J. Pennell, Frank E. Rademakers and Udo P. Sechtem.
4 Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography.
Pim J. de Feyter and Stephan Achenbach.
5 Nuclear Cardiology.
Philipp A. Kaufmann, Paolo G. Camici and S. Richard Underwood.
6 Invasive Imaging and Haemodynamics.
Christian Seiler and Carlo Di Mario.
7 Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Silvia G. Priori, Carlo Napolitano, Stephen Humphries, Maria Cristina Digilio, Paul Kotwinski and Bruno Marino.
8 Clinical Pharmacology of Cardiovascular Drugs.
Aroon Hingorani, Patrick Vallance and Raymond MacAllister.
9 Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Risk Factor Detection and Modification.
Joep Perk, Annika Rosengren and Jean Dallongeville.
Sverre E. Kjeldsen, Henrik M. Reims, Robert Fagard and Giuseppe Mancia.
11 Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome.
Francesco Cosentino, Lars Ryden and Pietro Francia.
12 Acute Coronary Syndromes: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Risk Stratification.
Christian W. Hamm, Christopher Heeschen, Erling Falk and Keith A.A. Fox.
13 Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes.
Eric Boersma, Frans Van de Werf and Felix Zijlstra.
14 Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease.
Filippo Crea, Paolo G. Camici, Raffaele De Caterina and Gaetano A. Lanza.
15 Management of Angina Pectoris.
Kim Fox, Henry Purcell, John Pepper and William Wijns.
Otto M. Hess, William McKenna and Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, with co-authors Roger Hullin, Uwe Kühl, Mathias Pauschinger, Michel Noutsias and Srijita Sen-Chowdhry.
17 Pericardial Diseases.
Bernhard Maisch, Jordi Soler-Soler, Liv Hatle and Arsen D. Ristic.
18 Tumours of the Heart.
Mary N. Sheppard, Annalisa Angelini, Mohammed Raad and Irina Savelieva.
19 Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults.
John E. Deanfield, Robert Yates and Vibeke E. Hjortdal.
20 Pregnancy and Heart Disease.
Patrizia Presbitero, Giacomo G. Boccuzzi, Christianne J.M. de Groot and Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink.
21 Valvular Heart Disease.
Alec Vahanian, Bernard Iung, Luc Pierard, Robert Dion and John Pepper.
22 Infective Endocarditis.
Werner G. Daniel and Frank A. Flachskampf.
23 Heart Failure: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Diagnosis.
John McMurray, Michel Komajda, Stefan Anker and Roy Gardner.
24 Management of Chronic Heart Failure.
Karl Swedberg, Bert Andersson, Christophe Leclercq and Marko Turina.
25 Pulmonary Hypertension.
Nazzareno Galiè and Gerald Simonneau.
26 Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Stephan Gielen, Dirk Brutsaert, Hugo Saner and Rainer Hambrecht.
Lukas Kappenberger, Cecilia Linde and William D. Toff.
28 Supraventricular Tachycardia.
Jerónimo Farré, Hein J.J. Wellens, José A. Cabrera and Carina Blomström-Lundqvist.
29 Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Diagnosis.
Harry J.G.M. Crijns, Maurits A. Allessie and Gregory Y.H. Lip.
30 Atrial Fibrillation: Treatment.
Etienne Aliot, Christian de Chillou, Pierre Jaïs and S. Bertil Olsson.
Michele Brignole, Jean-Jacques Blanc and Richard Sutton.
32 Ventricular Tachycardia.
Lars Eckardt, Pedro Brugada, John Morgan and Günter Breithardt.
33 Sudden Cardiac Death and Resuscitation.
Stefan H. Hohnloser, Alessandro Capucci and Peter J. Schwartz.
34 Diseases of the Aorta and Trauma to the Aorta and the Heart.
Christoph Nienaber, Axel Haverich and Raimund Erbel.
35 Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease.
Giancarlo Biamino, Andrej Schmidt, Iris Baumgartner, Dierk Scheinert, Marco Roffi and Felix Mahler.
36 Venous Thromboembolism.
Sebastian M. Schellong, Henri Bounameaux and Harry R. Büller.