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Advances in Cardiology
Kanu Chatterjee MBBS FRCP (London) FRCP (Edin) FCCP FACC MACP
Phillip A Horwitz MD

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Edition 1/e
Publish Year2014
Size 6.25" X 9.5"
Cover TypePaper Back
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Advances in Cardiology is a bold adventure by the editors. In the last few years, there has been enormous advances in many aspects of cardiology. However, only in a very few fields, there have been extraordinary advances. For example, there has been enormous progress in understanding of cardiovascular pharmacogenetics. New pharmacologic agents for treatment of dyslipidemia are being discovered almost every month. In the last 5–10 years, there has been a substantial progress in stem cell and gene therapy in cardiology.

A major advance has occurred in catheter-based vascular therapy, coronary artery, and aortic and valvular diseases. In this book, advances in these aspects of cardiology have been included. There has also been considerable progress in the device used for treatment of arrhythmias particularly of atrial fibrillation.
Key Features
• Understanding of the advancing knowledge in pathophysiology and management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (diastolic heart failure)

• Better understanding of the principles of pharmacogenetics, and its application in clinical practice

• During last decade, there has been an enormous advance in the therapy of hyperlipidemia, and in this book, these advances have been discussed in detail

• This book has discussed the advances in catheter-based interventions in peripheral, arterial, cerebrovascular, renal and aortic diseases

• Worldwide extensive research continues to improve cell and gene therapy for various cardiovascular disorders. In this book, the results of these research and future directions in gene and cell therapy have been discussed

• Acute stroke is a devastating illness associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Catheter-based endovascular treatment is gaining popularity. The pros and cons of such procedures have been discussed in this book

• Recent advances in catheter-based treatment of valvular and nonvalvular heart diseases have been discussed in detail

• Advances in percutaneous treatment of ischemic heart disease including development of newer stents have been also discussed in a separate chapter

• Cardiac CT is being increasingly used for assessment of ventricular function and coronary vascular disease.

• Advances in technology, clinical applications and future directions of cardiac CT have been discussed

• Advances continue in pharmacotherapy and catheter-based treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. These advances have been discussed in detail.

Don A Davis, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)


This state-of-the-art collection of the most recent advances in various subfields of cardiology covers a wide range of topics from pathophysiology to diagnostics to intervention and management. Each chapter addresses a major area of "extraordinary advances" in recent history (i.e. pharmacogenetics, stem cell and gene therapy, percutaneous structural heart interventions, cardiac CT, etc.).


Designed as an up-to-date resource, the book addresses cardiovascular pathology with a focus on the most recent trials and current data. This is a worthy goal, as staying updated on this rapidly growing field is difficult yet essential for optimal care of cardiovascular patients.


The audience includes cardiology practitioners and basic scientists looking for the cutting edge in major advances in cardiovascular disease. The authors represent national and international experts in a variety of cardiac fields from basic science to advanced structural heart disease.


The book covers several areas of cardiovascular pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapeutics in a variety of cardiac diseases. Unique to this book is a chapter devoted to the most current research in stem cells and gene therapy. The book is extensively illustrated with diagrams and figures that aid in understanding.


This is a necessary addition to the literature addressing current advances in cardiology. It will be useful to cardiovascular specialists and basic scientists.

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