Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases 1st ed. 2018 Edition

This book describes the different aspects of aortic valve and root diseases including comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options, disease risk stratification, selection of candidates for valve repair or percutaneous intervention, and most recent therapeutic options. The growing prevalence of valvular heart disease represents a major challenge in terms of short- and long-term management and surveillance. Aortic valve diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, are among the most […]

Congenital Heart Defects. Decision Making for Surgery: Volume 3: CT-Scan and MRI 2009th Edition

Congenital Heart Defects. Decision Making for Surgery: Volume 3: CT-Scan and MRI 2009th Edition

The diagnosis and management of congenital heart defects has rapidly evolved over the last few decades. In this third volume of the series entitled “Congenital Heart Defects: Decision Making for Surgery” Antonio Corno provides an up-to-date and comprehensive presentation of the new role that cardiac CT and MRI will play in the management of congenital heart defects. He has been ably assisted by a cardiologist, Pierluigi Festa. The book provides a […]

Chronic Coronary Artery Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 1e 1st Edition

Chronic Coronary Artery Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 1e 1st Edition

Featuring expert guidance from Drs. James de Lemos and Torbjørn Omland, as well as other globally known leaders in cardiology, Chronic Coronary Artery Disease covers every aspect of managing and treating patients suffering from chronic coronary syndromes. This brand-new companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease was designed as a stand-alone reference for physicians treating patients who present with complex, unique challenges, offering the latest information on the use of imaging modalities in diagnosis and treatment, advances in interventional […]

Kaplan’s Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia, 2e 2nd Edition

Kaplan’s Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia, 2e 2nd Edition

Practical, user-friendly, and to the point, the newly updated Kaplan’s Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia, 2ndedition focuses on the most common topics and clinically applicable information in cardiac anesthesia today. Designed for residents, nurses, and clinicians seeking quick, high-yield answers rather than the encyclopedic information commonly found in larger references―in fact, its concise format makes it easy to complete a section in a single sitting. For an initial introduction to cardiac anesthesia, nothing […]

Heart Sounds Made Easy with CD-ROM, 2e 2nd Edition

Heart Sounds Made Easy with CD-ROM, 2e 2nd Edition

Awarded The British Medical Association Student Textbook Award 2009, this short and accessible book comes with an interactive CD of heart sounds recorded from actual patients using the latest digital audio technology. Cardiac auscultation is one of the most difficult clinical skills to acquire and competence in this area is extremely variable. With the CD the user can listen to a recording and either eliminate or enhance the different components until they […]

Preventive Cardiology: Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease (Contemporary Cardiology) 1st Edition

Preventive Cardiology: Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease (Contemporary Cardiology) 1st Edition

Leading clinicians and researchers concisely review the significant risk factors, including dyslipidemias, hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, tobacco, and homocysteine, and outline the best preventive strategies available. They also offer an overview of the new paradigms in coronary artery disease pathophysiology, including the nature of the unstable atherosclerotic plaque, new strategies for the modification of plaque constituents, the importance of the endothelium in the maintenance of cardiovascular health, and […]

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Contemporary Cardiology)

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Contemporary Cardiology)

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) is a rapidly evolving tool for cardiovascular diagnosis, and is becoming increasingly important in guiding cardiovascular interventions. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging presents a state-of-the-art compilation of expert contributions to the field, each examining normal and pathologic anatomy of the cardiovascular system as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Functional techniques such as myocardial perfusion imaging and assessment of flow velocity are emphasized, along with the exciting areas of […]

Cardiovascular Disease, Volume 2: Molecular Medicine (Methods in Molecular Medicine)

Cardiovascular Disease, Volume 2: Molecular Medicine (Methods in Molecular Medicine)

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries, but is quickly becoming an epidemic in such well-populated countries as China, India, and other developing nations. Cardiovascular research is the key to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease. Vigorous and cross-disciplinary approaches are required for successful card- vascular research. As the boundries between different scientific disciplines, particularly in the life sciences, are weakening and disappearing, a […]

Congenital Heart Disease: Morphological and Functional Assessment

Congenital Heart Disease: Morphological and Functional Assessment

This book comprehensively covers the latest information about ventricular–vascular morphology and function in congenital heart disease (CHD) assessed by various innovative methodologies. Anatomical (morphological) abnormalities in CHD are generally accompanied with abnormal loading conditions, which, in turn, cause ventricular and vascular functional impairments. The functional impairments may also exist independently of the anatomical abnormalities. These two (morphological and functional abnormalities) importantly interact to determine underlying pathophysiology and generate clinical symptoms […]

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease 1st ed

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease 1st ed

This book reviews all aspects of the diagnosis and management of heart disease in women, covering areas such as gender differences in metabolic syndrome, hypertension and atherogenesis. Gender differences in cardiovascular diseases are widespread, but while gender medicine takes into account the effects of sex and gender on the health of women and men, traditionally, women have been underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials, in management of different cardiac diseases and drug use. Gender […]