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Overview

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.
  • Follows the ESC Core Syllabus
  • Compatible with ESC Guidelines and best practice
  • Accompanying online version with CME accreditation
  • Strong clinical focus and consistent format
  • Full colour illustrations throughout

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 detailing the 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:

  • An excellent full text search facility
  • Downloadable PDF chapter files
  • Links from reference lists to PubMed
  • A database of video clips supplied by the authors
  • Chapter based CME multiple choice questions

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).

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Editorial Reviews

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"One of its remarkable achievements in addition to the high standard of writing is its superb illustrations, figures, and tables that appear on virtually every page. They are well placed within the text and contribute in making the book easy and interesting to read. A refreshing new touch to this book is the incorporation in each chapter not only of a succinct summary at the beginning but also a brief personal perspective of the future direction of the field by the authors at the chapter’s end.

One of the most valuable features of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine is the electronic version…the editors have provided a solid foundation on which to build an electronic edifice that will not be outdated. They also seem to have mastered the technological state-of-the art such that the user can navigate through any of the 36 chapters from virtually any sentence in the book in a most friendly fashion."

Circulation, 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405126953
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1136
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A. John Camm

Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George’s Hospital, London, UK

Professor Camm graduated from Guy's Hospital, London and went on to pursue his career in cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital and then St George's Hospital, London where he is currently Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Division of Cardiological Sciences.

He is also Convenor of Medicine, University of London, Trustee of the International Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and President of the Arrhythmia Alliance. Professor Camm is recognised at internationally for his excellent research and teaching, his particular interests being cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac arrhythmias and implantable devices for rhythm control.

Thomas F. Lüscher

Professor and Head of Cardiology, University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland

Professor Lüscher studied at the University of Zürich and trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He was Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the University of Basel then Professor of Cardiology at the University of Berne before assuming his current position as Chairman of Cardiology at the University Hospital Zürich. He is also Head of Cardiovascular Research of the Institute of Physiology at the University of Zürich and is responsible for the entire Cardiology Service at the University Hospital.

He has authored or co-authored over 400 original research articles and review articles, and is Associate Editor Europe of Circulation as well as serving on other editorial boards. Professor Lüscher’s research interests focus on the role of endothelium-derived mediators in the regulation of vascular tone, platelet-vessel wall interaction, and coagulation as well as vascular structure in aging, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and atherosclerosis.

Patrick W. Serruys

Professor of Interventional Cardiology and Head of Interventional Department, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dr Serruys is Professor of Interventional Cardiology and Head of Interventional Department at Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam and directs the Interventional Department there. His primary research interests are coronary artery disease and interventional cardiology, for which he has received numerous awards.

He is also a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Scientific Council of the International College of Angiology. He is Associate Editor of Circulation and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. Dr Serruys has published more than 1300 papers and co-edited 31 books.

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Table of Contents

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.

10 Hypertension.

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.

16 Myocardial Disease.

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.

27 Bradycardia.

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.

31 Syncope.

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.

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