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Textbook of Cardiology

A Clinical and Historical Perspective

Textbook of Cardiology by H. K. Chopra
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This Textbook of Cardiology (A Clinical and Historical Perspective) written in straight-forward, clear, lucid and easy to grasp language. It published for the first time in the world with the unique feature of mingling various aspects of clinical cardiology with the historical perspective. More than 100 contributors from India and abroad have contributed in the book. Unique for enhancing knowledge and innovative potentials for undergraduates, postgraduates and practising cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, pediatricians and pediatric surgeons, intensivist and physicians. The book is organized into several sections dealing with clinical cardiology, noninvasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and the future frontiers. The section on clinical cardiology begins with various chapters dealing with preventive, diagnostic and management aspects of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. The second section of the book deals with noninvasive cardiology. The evolution of echocardiography as the most cost-effective noninvasive tool in cardiac assessment is described in this section which also covers stress echocardiography, myocardial contrast echocardiography, role of echocardiography in catheter interventions in congenital heart disease as well as echo evaluation of tricuspid and pulmonary valves. The third section of the book deals with the important topic of interventional cardiology. Topics which are covered in this section include coronary intervention, left main percutaneous coronary intervention, interventions using the radial artery approach, intravascular ultrasound, saphenous venous graft angioplasty and peripheral vascular interventions. Wide QRS tachycardias, catheter ablation and cardiac resynchronization therapy are also prominently detailed. The use of intracardiac echocardiography in various interventions performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory is also included in this section. The next section deals with all aspects of cardiac surgery. Surgery for ischemic heart disease, valve surgery, aortic surgery, robotically assisted cardiac surgery, surgery for congenital heart disease and cardiac transplantation are covered by well-known experts. The last section points to expected refinements and future developments in cardiology, such as stem cell therapy, newer thrombolytics, new frontiers in balloon valvotomy and cardiac transplantation and artificial hearts. This book includes more than 300 full coloured images and illustration. It can be used as a reference book in every library, hospitals, medical colleges and research institutions.
Jaypee Brothers Pvt. Ltd.; December 2013
805 pages; ISBN 9789350908037
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Title: Textbook of Cardiology
Author: H. K. Chopra; Navin C. Nanda