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GROWN-UP CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE 1: Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease: General Principles 2: Ventricular Septal Defects 3: Atrioventricular Septal Defects 4: Atrial Septal Defects 5: Patent Ductus Arteriosus 6: RVOT Obstruction 7: LVOT Obstruction 8: Coarctation of the aorta 9: Tetralogy of Fallot 10: Transposition of Great Arteries 11: Ebstein's Anomaly 12: Anomalous PV Connections, AV Malformations, Coronary and LV 13: Univentricular Heart 14: The Fontant Patient 15: Eisenmerger Syndrome VALVE DISEASE 16: Valve Disease: General Principles 17: Mitral Stenosis 18: Mitral Regurgitation 19: Aortic Stenosis 20: Aortic Regurgitation 21: Tricuspid Valve Disease 22: Pulmonary Valve Disease 23: Prosthetic Valves SYSTEMIC HYPERTENSION 24: Classification and Pathophysiology of Hypertension 25: Primary (essential) Hypertension 26: Secondary Hypertension CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE 27: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease 28: Non ST-elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes 29: ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction 30: Stable Coronary Artery Disease HEART FAILURE 31: Classification, Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Heart Failure 32: Chronic Heart Failure 33: Heart Failure with Preserved LVEF 34: Acute Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock CARDIOMYOPATHIES 35: Classification of Cardiomyopathies 36: Dilated Cardiomyopathy 37: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 38: Restrictive Cardiomyopathy 39: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia 40: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy 41: Tachycardiomyopathy 42: Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy 43: Iron-loaded Cardiomyopathy 44: Left ventricular Non-compaction MYOCARDITIS 45: Acute Myocarditis PERICARDIAL DISEASE 46: Constrictive Pericarditis and Congenital Pericardial Defects 47: Acute and Relapsing Pericarditis 48: Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade 49: Constrictive Pericarditis TACHYARRHYTHMIAS 50: Classification of Tachyarrhythmias and Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenesis 51: Classification, Epidemiology and Presentation of Supraventricular Tachycardias 52: Atrial Tachycardias 53: Atrial Fibrillation 54: Atrioventricular Junctional Tachycardias 55: Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardias 56: Ventricular Arrhythmias GENETIC CHANNELOPATHIES 57: Definitions of Inherited Arrhythmias 58: Long QT syndrome 59: Short QT syndrome 60: Brugada syndrome 61: Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia 62: Early Repolarization Syndromes BRADYARRHYTHMIAS 63: The Cardiac Conduction System 64: Sinus Nodal Disease 65: Atrioventricular and Intraventricular Blocks 66: Conduction Disease in Specific Conditions SYNCOPE AND SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH 67: Syncope 68: Sudden Cardiac Death IMPLANTABLE DEVICES 69: Technical Issues 70: Procedural Issues and Complications of Implantable Devices DISEASES OF THE AORTA 71: Acute Aortic Syndromes 72: Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Other Conditions 73: Genetic Syndromes Associated with Thoracic Aneurysm and Dissection 74: Inflammatory Diseases Associated with Thoracic Aortic Disease VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM 75: Venous Thromboembolism: Epidemiology and Aetiology 76: Pulmonary Embolism 77: Deep Vein Thrombosis PULMONARY HYPERTENSION 78: Definitions and Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension 79: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Hypertension Associated with Pulmonary Venous Abnormalities 80: Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Left Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS 81: Infective Endocarditis RHEUMATIC FEVER 82: Rheumatic Fever ATHLETE'S HEART 83: Athlete's Heart CARDIAC TUMORS AND PSEUDOANEURYSMS 84: Cardiac Tumors 85: Pseudoaneurysms of the Heart CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN PREGNANCY 86: Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy CARDIOVASCULAR DRUGS 87: Cardiovascular Drugs

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Highly Commended in the Cardiology category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2017.

About the Author

Dr Katritsis directs the Department of Cardiology at Athens Euroclinic, Greece, and is a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is honorary consultant cardiologist at St Thomas' Hospital, London, a visiting Professor at the City University, London, and part of the Division of Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is an active interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist, and runs multidisciplinary research programmes on a wide range of cardiac disorders. He has published over 300 original articles, and contributed to most European and American textbooks of cardiology. John Camm is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, and Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College, London. His interests include cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, anticoagulation, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, and risk stratification in post-myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients. Professor Camm is President of the charity Arrhythmia Alliance and co-founded another highly successful medical charity, the Atrial Fibrillation Association. He is Editor-in-Chief of Europace and Clinical Cardiology, editorial board member of a further 15 journals, and Editor of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Gersh's wide interests include the natural history and therapy of acute and chronic coronary artery disease, clinical electrophysiology and in particular atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death, the cardiomyopathies and the clinical implications of molecular genetics in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac stem cell therapy and the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. Dr. Gersh is the editor of 13 books and is on the editorial board of 25 journals including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Senior Consulting Editor), Nature Cardiovascular Medicine,and The European Heart Journal (2009 Deputy Editor). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Reynolds Foundation, a Past Chairman of the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, an at large member of the World Heart Federation's Scientific and Policy Initiatives Committee (SPIC).


Without hesitation, [this] is the most outstanding book for which I have had the pleasure to write a foreword. Further, this is probably the book that better serves the cardiovascular specialist in day-to-day practice than other written in the last two decades. This is not just a textbook; it is an extraordinary "toolkit" in the context of an evidence-based cardiovascular practice in the midst of rapidly evolving scientific knowledge and guidelines. * Valentin Fuster, Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Medical Center, USA *
...what makes this edition special is that the authors...offer an instructive and practical integration of European and American knowledge. Thus, the reader gets an excellent synopsis of modern evidence-based cardiology in a single book. * Assist Prof Mario Ivanusa, Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation *

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