Major Cardiovascular Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Cardiovascular Medicine
Third edition
edited by James T. Willerson

Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd Edition offers user-friendly guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of heart and vascular disease.

The book and DVD package is provides comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cardiovascular medicine from cardiac signs and symptoms and the full range of cardiac imaging techniques through management of peripheral vascular disease and the genetic basis for cardiovascular disease to preventive cardiology.

One of the main features of the book is the consistent chapter organization relevant to modern cardiovascular practice, clear design and engaging text that includes specific features such as tables, lists and treatment boxes that are designed to allow easy access to key information. The reader will have all the guidance to diagnose and manage the full range of cardiovascular conditions in one textbook resource, while also benefiting from access to additional video material from the integral DVD-ROM.

More than 1800 illustrations – including a wealth of color Doppler, nuclear and CT imaging, surgical and pathological images – clarify complex principles and help in the understanding of the subtleties of technique and their application, so that they can be quickly and easily implemented into the reader’s practice.

New to the third edition:

  • Expanded coverage of the coronary heart disease syndromes; congestive heart failure; arrhythmias; pacing; sudden death; lipid management (including clinical results), and a completely revised and updated section on noninvasive imaging
  • An updated review of the mechanisms, recognition, and treatment of aortic coronary syndromes – plus updates on the results of the most recent clinical trials with antithrombotic interventions
  • New chapters to elucidate the uses of invasive and non-invasive cardiac imaging with greater emphasis on the role of cardiac imaging within cardiovascular medicine
  • The latest knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for congestive heart failure and its treatment including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists, mechanical assist devices and transplantation
  • The most current information on current clinical drug trials for the treatment of stable and unstable angina, as well as the latest in arrhythmia development and modern therapy
  • The DVD-ROM contains video imagery for selected chapters, the full text of the book plus an interactive heart sounds presentation. This contains over 100 individual heart sounds with correlated videos and imaging and a full narrative


Section I: Introduction: Cardiac Signs and Symptoms, and Selected Noninvasive Diagnostic Methods

  1. Anatomy of the Heart
  2. The History and Physical Examination
  3. Electrocardiography
  4. Chest X-Ray
  5. Introduction to Echocardiography
  6. Nuclear Cardiology
  7. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  8. Computed Tomographic Cardiovascular Imaging

Section II: Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult

  1. Normal and Abnormal Anatomy
  2. Pathophysiology, Clinical Recognition, and Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease
  3. Echocardiography in the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease
  4. Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult: Interventional Therapy
  5. Surgical Treatment

Section II: Valvular Heart Disease

  1. Valvular Heart Disease: Anatomic Abnormalities
  2. Aortic Valve Disease
  3. Pulmonary and Tricuspid Valve Disease
  4. Mitral Valve Diseases
  5. Rheumatic Fever
  6. Infective Endocarditis
  7. The Assessment and Therapy of Valvular Heart Disease in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  8. Echocardiographic Assessment of Valvular Heart Disease
  9. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Valvular Disease
  10. Balloon Dilatation of the Cardiac Valves
  11. Valvular Heart Disease: Surgical Treatment

Section IV: Coronary Artery Disease

  1. Coronary Artery Disease: Pathologic Anatomy and Pathogenesis
  2. Inflammation, C-Reactive Protein, and Vulnerable Plaques
  3. A. Atherosclerotic Vulnerable Plaques: Pathophysiology, Detection, and Treatment
    B. Biomarkers of Infl ammation as Surrogate Markers in Detection of Vulnerable Plaques and Vulnerable Patients
  4. Global Differences in Atherosclerosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653 Philip A. Poole-Wilson
  5. Coronary Artery Disease: Regulation of Coronary Blood Flow
  6. Coronary Heart Disease Syndromes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Recognition
  7. Silent Ischemia
  8. Coronary Disease in Women
  9. Exercise Testing
  10. Coronary Angiography
  11. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  12. A. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Utilizing Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Techniques
    B. Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography
  13. A. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Myocardium
    B. Magnetic Resonance Angiography and Evaluation of Vulnerable Plaqu
  14. Medical Treatment of Stable Angina
  15. Medical Treatment of Unstable Angina, Acute Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, and Coronary Artery Spasm
  16. Treatment of Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  17. Kawasaki Disease
  18. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Stable Angina
  19. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Unstable Coronary Artery Disease
  20. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction
  21. Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents
  22. Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
  23. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization: Impact on Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
  24. Cardiac Rehabilitation

Section V: Basic Aspects of Myocardial Function, Growth, and Development

  1. Cardiac Development: Toward a Molecular Basis for Congenital Heart Disease
  2. Fueling the Heart: Multiple Roles for Cardiac Metabolism
  3. Cardiac Hypertrophy
  4. Regulation of Cardiac Contraction and Relaxation
  5. Pathophysiology and Clinical Impact of Diastolic Heart Failure

Section VI: Myocardial Disease

  1. Myocardial Disease: Anatomic Abnormalities
  2. Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  3. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  4. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  5. Other Cardiomyopathies
  6. Myocarditis
  7. Evaluation of Myocardial Disease in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  8. Echocardiography in the Evaluation of the Cardiomyopathies
  9. Pathophysiology and Clinical Recognition of Heart Failure
  10. The Medical Management of Heart Failure
  11. Heart Transplantation: Indications, Outcome, and Long-Term Complications
  12. Heart Transplantation: Pathogenesis, Immunosuppression, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Rejection
  13. Surgical Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure

Section VII: Pericardial Disease

  1. Disease: Anatomic Abnormalities
  2. Pericardial Disease: Etiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Recognition, and Treatment

Section VIII: Vascular Disease

  1. Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Differentiated Vascular Smooth Muscle
  2. Cardiovascular Regulation: Basic Considerations
  3. Vascular Remodeling in Health and Disease
  4. Vascular Endothelial Cell Function and Thrombosis
  5. Atherosclerosis: Pathologic Anatomy and Pathogenesis
  6. Atherosclerosis: Pathogenesis, Morphology, and Risk Factors
  7. Detection of Early Cardiovascular Disease
  8. Diseases of the Aorta
  9. Aneurysms of the Peripheral Arteries
  10. Peripheral Arterial Diseases
  11. Venous Disease
  12. Angiogenesis
  13. Carotid Artery Intervention
  14. Endovascular Procedures for the Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease
  15. B-Mode Ultrasound: A Noninvasive Method for Assessing Atherosclerosis
  16. Intravascular Ultrasound
  17. Arterial Compliance
  18. Hypertension
  19. Shock
  20. Autonomic Dysfunction and Hypotension
  21. Cerebrovascular Disease/Transient Ischemic Attack

Section IX: Electrical Disturbances of the Heart

  1. Sinus Node Dysfunction
  2. Supraventricular Tachycardias
  3. Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
  4. Preexcitation
  5. Atrioventricular Nodal and Subnodal Conduction Disturbances
  6. Transesophageal Echocardiography for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
  7. Broad QRS Tachycardias
  8. Syncope
  9. Sudden Cardiac Death
  10. Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  11. Cardiac Pacemakers
  12. The Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
  13. Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias
  14. Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias

Section X: Cardiac Effects of Systemic Disorders, Pregnancy, Aging, and Environmental Changes

  1. Pulmonary Thromboembolism
  2. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  4. Tumors of the Heart
  5. Endocrine Disorders and the Heart
  6. Connective Tissue Diseases and the Heart
  7. Substance Abuse and the Heart
  8. Cardiovascular Involvement in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  9. Cardiac Involvement in Skeletal Myopathies and Neuromuscular Disorders
  10. Hematologic Disease and Heart Disease
  11. Hypercoagulable State
  12. Aging and the Cardiovascular System
  13. Pregnancy and the Heart

Section XI: Surgery and the Heart

  1. Evaluation of Patients for Noncardiac Surgery
  2. Anesthesia for Cardiovascular Operations
  3. Intraoperative Hemodynamic Monitoring

Section XII: The Genetic Basis for Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Classification of Genetic Disorders
  2. Inherited Disorders of Connective Tissue
  3. Muscular Dystrophies Affecting the Hear
  4. Genetic Basis for Cardiac Arrhythmias
  5. Genetic Aspects of Congenital Heart Disease

Section XIII: Preventive Cardiology

  1. Coronary Risk Factors: An Overview
  2. Preventive Cardiology: The Effects of Exercise
  3. Smoking, Secondhand Smoke, and Cardiovascular Disease
  4. Management of Cholesterol Disorders
  5. Cardiovascular Complications of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome
  6. Gene Therapy
  7. Molecular Biology for the Clinician
  8. Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiac Diseases
  9. Cost-Effectiveness Issues
  10. Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease
  11. Cardiovascular Disease and Insulin Resistance
  12. The Heart and the Kidney


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Cardiovascular Medicine
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Third edition
edited by James T. Willerson

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