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Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular Heart Disease

by Robert O. Bonow
     
 

The 2nd Edition of the field's definitive reference has been completely updated to reflect all of the advances in the field. The second edition discusses significant advances in problem management, disease processes, and optimal treatments for patients with valvular heart disease. Designed to fully accommodate information needs of health practitioners across all

Overview

The 2nd Edition of the field's definitive reference has been completely updated to reflect all of the advances in the field. The second edition discusses significant advances in problem management, disease processes, and optimal treatments for patients with valvular heart disease. Designed to fully accommodate information needs of health practitioners across all specialties, it offers to the cardiologist succinct and practical information on clinical aspects, diagnostic approaches, and medical as well as surgical management options.

• Features individual chapters on special considerations in management of valve disease in pediatric and pregnant patients.
• Includes new data on the myocardial response at the cellular and tissue level.
• References and summarizes ACC/AHA guidelines on valvular heart disease.
• Gives complete guidelines on how and why to surgically treat valve patients.

• Reports on the clinical trial outcomes of valve disease · new data on EBCT for valve calcification and real-time MR imaging · new data on valve substitutes..
• Incorporates new chapters addressing valve disease in children and pregnant women..
• Proposes methods of surgical management and interventions for the treatment of valve disease.
• Focuses on the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease.

With 8 additional contributing experts.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Discussion of the prevalence, epidemiology, and etiology of valvular heart disease is followed by the core of the book which comprises detailed chapters on aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, and right-sided valve disease. Each of the chapters on the major valve lesions provides a summary of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and natural history of the disease process along with discussion of medical therapy and surgical intervention. Separate chapters treat newer, more controversial interventions, and prosthetic valves and endocarditis are covered in the final two chapters. Illustrated in b&w throughout; major clinical trials are summarized in tables. Otto is affiliated with the U. of Washington. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721697871
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/07/2003
Series:
Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiology Fellowship Programs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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