1. Epidemiology of Valvular Heart Disease 2. Three-Dimensional Anatomy of the Aortic and Mitral Valves 3. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Calcific Aortic Valve Disease 4. Clinical and Genetic Risk Factors for Calcific Valve Disease 5. Left Ventricular Adaptation to Pressure and/or Volume Overload 6. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease 7. Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease for Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography 8. Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography 9. Basic Principles of Medical Therapy in the Patient with Valvular Heart Disease 10. Risk Assessment for Valvular Heart Disease 11. Aortic Stenosis 12. Aortic Regurgitation 13. The Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Associated Aortic Disease 14. Surgical Approach to Diseases of the Aortic Valve and the Aortic Root 15. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation 16. Imaging Guidance of Transcatheter Valve Procedures 17. Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease 18. Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease 19. Secondary Mitral Regurgitation 20. Mitral Regurgitation: Timing of Surgery 21. Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement 22. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement 23. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Mitral Valve Surgery 24. Diseases of the Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valves 25. Infective Endocarditis 26. Prosthetic Heart Valves 27. Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy Appendix 1: ACC/AHA Guidelines Classification and Levels of Evidence Appendix 2: ESC Guidelines Classification and Levels of Evidence Index
Catherine M Otto, MD, is Editor-in-Chief of Heart, J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr Otto has combined echocardiography and valve disease expertise. She is a prolific and reliable editor, editing five other Elsevier echocardiography titles ranging from educational content for cardiologists and technicians (Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, Echocardiography Review Guide) to practitioner references (The Practice of Echocardiography, Intraoperative and Interventional Echocardiography) and a title in Braunwald's Companion series Valvular Heart Disease.
"This textbook - the fourth edition of "Valvular Heart Disease" - is the leading textbook in this field, providing the knowledge which conforms to the current guideline recommendations of the American and European Society of Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery."The editors of "Valvular Heart Disease" are among the world's leaders in this field and they have selected outstanding authors who discuss, in depth, different topics of VHD. They systematically cover the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical findings, imaging, natural history and treatment options." Reviewed by Perfusion, Apr 2015