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Medical Newsletter

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June 2010

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CARDIOLOGY We are proud to present you our new Acco Medical Newsletter. We would like to refer to our fully renewed website: www.accomedical.be for more information on these and other titles. Register and you get a customized website in your field, so it will become a useful instrument for you. And of course, you can order directly through this website.

EchOcardiography p 4 ECG p 5 Interventional cardiology p 6 Paediatric cardiology p 6 Device therapy p 7 Oxford Textbook of Medicine p 8 Dynamic Echocardiography Expert Consult Premium Edition: Enhanced Online Features and Print Lang R.M. July 2010 WB Saunders ca 656 pp € 156.90 Apply the latest echocardiography practice guidelines of the American Society of Echocardiography and get the best results. Dynamic Echocardiography combines textbook, case-based, and multimedia approaches to cover the latest advances in this rapidly evolving speciality. Stay current on aortic and mitral valve disease, prosthetic heart valve disease,interventional and intraoperative echocardiography, TEE, CAD, complications of MI, pericardial disease and intracardiac masses, myocardial disease, heart filling pressurs, CRT, CHD, and more. Understand the advantages of 3D echocardiography and see how to effectively use this novel technique.

Cardiovascular Interventions in Clinical Practice Haase J. 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 752 pp € 241.90 Until the publication of this exciting volume, new treatment modalities in the rapidly growing field of interventional cardiology were described based on individual research findings. Now, a multidisciplinary team of international experts puts catheter-based treatment techniques in context by exploring the pathobiology of specific diseases alongside a discussion of imaging tools and functional tests, and a comparison to alternative treatment approaches provided by cardiovascular surgery. This comprehensive overview of interventional cardiology represents a landmark in the field.

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure (CRT) How to order: Visit our website www.accomedical.be e-mail: acco.medical@acco.be T : 016/628078 F : 016/207389 Or in Brussels (Saint-Luc) : acco.adrenaline@acco.be T : 02/7631686 F : 02/7706528 V.U. Marjan Mertens Maria-Theresiastraat 2-4 B-3000 Leuven

Abraham W. 2010 Lippincott W.&W. 208 pp € 111.90 Written by noted experts with day-to-day experience in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), this comprehensive, practical reference gives physicians a thorough knowledge of the indications, techniques for implantation, complications, programming, and follow-up of CRT devices in patients with heart failure and intra- and interventricular conduction delays. Each chapter has how-to and troubleshooting sections to help readers avoid or navigate the pitfalls encountered in day-to-day clinical practice. Each chapter also has a summary box capturing the key clinical pearls. This book will be a valuable aid in preparing for the Heart Rhythm Exam/International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) exam. A companion Website will offer a quiz bank.


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Acute Coronary Syndromes 2/e A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease (Expert Consult - Online and Print) Theroux P. Nov. 2010 WB Saunders ca 800 pp € 130.90 Acute Coronary Syndromes-a Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease-covers the state-of-the-art scientific and clinical information you need to rapidly evaluate and manage acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Pierre Theroux and his team of expert contributors present advances in diagnostic and imaging techniques such as biomarkers, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and multislice CT; secondary prevention; and new antiplatelet, anti-ischemic, and gene therapies…in print and online. • Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at expertconsult.com. • See techniques and procedures in greater detail and clarity through the all-new full-color design. • Approach treatment with a global perspective from the new section on Population-Based Perspective that discusses the INTERHEART study, insights from the REACH registry, lessons learned from European registries, and ACS in North America. • Gain a comprehensive understanding of ACS through coverage of pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, the role of the immune system, and brand-new chapters on cell necrosis and cell regeneration and pharmacogenetics in the section on Disease-Based Perspectives.

Cardiac Intensive Care, 2/e Expert Consult: Online and Print

Jeremias June 2010 Saunders ca 736 pp € 147.35 You’ll get coverage of the plethora of noncoronary diseases in the CICU, as well as a complete compendium of up-to-date pharmacologic agents. The new full-color design and layout and nine new chapters give you the latest theoretical, technical, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances in an accessible and visually appealing format. Moreover, the full text is available online at expertconsult.com. Features nine new chapters—Quality Assurance and Improvement in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Physical Examination in the CICU; Mechanical Treatments for Acute ST-Elevation MI; Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Risk Stratification, and Management; Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors; Vascular Access Procedures; Ventilator Management for the Cardiac Patient; Management of Post-Operative Complications in the Cardiac Surgery Patient; Guidelines Relevant to Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit—to keep the book and you up to date.

Netter’s Cardiology, 2/e Runge Aug. 2010 Saunders € 83.20 Book and Online Access, 2/e € 154.95 Netter’s Cardiology, 2nd Edition, by Marschall S. Runge, Cam Patterson, and George Stouffer, uses visually rich Netter artwork to efficiently provide you with a concise overview of cardiovascular anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. You’ll rapidly access complete introductions to common issues in cardiology, including annotated references of the most important articles, guidelines, and available evidence. Netter - it’s how you know.

Metabolic Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Eckel Nov. 2010 Wiley-Blackwell ca 264 pp € 96.00 The relationship of metabolic diseases to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is reaching epidemic proportions. This relates mostly to the increasing prevalence of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. This book outlines and addresses the metabolic factors and related diseases that contribute to CVD, including brief introductions to metabolic pathways including lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, macronutrient fuel partitioning, insulin action and body weight regulation. Mechanisms that relate to becoming obese, maintenance of the obese state, the dyslipidemias, and glucose intolerance/diabetes are also addressed, and the importance of interventions that reduce metabolic risk factors and CVD are covered.

Harrison’s Cardiovascular Medicine Braunwald E., Loscalzo J. July 2010 McGraw-Hill ca 656 pp € 66.60 The authority of Harrison’s in a handy, full-color paperback devoted exclusively to cardiovascular medicine. Harrison’s Cardiovascular Medicine delivers: • All the relevant chapters from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e • 5 chapters from the acclaimed Harrison’s DVD • Content updates and new developments • Reference updates • 100+ questions and answers from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review

An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology 5/e Levick J.R. 2010 Hodder Arnold 384 pp € 38.90 The substantially revised, updated fifth edition of this well-respected textbook offers all the information needed by students and medical examination candidates, in a clear, logical and well-illustrated manner, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concepts. • Clear uncluttered writing style • Highly illustrated with detailed line images • Clinical cases encourage active, problem-based learning • Further Reading sections feature primary research literature, review papers and books • Companion website for more information and ordering visit our website www.accomedical.be


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Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2/e Expert Consult: Online and Print Gatzoulis M.A. Nov. 2010 Churchill Livingstone ca 512 pp € 147.40

About the previous edition: This practical resource has been designed to meet the needs of the clinician involved in the management of the rapidly expanding group of adults with congenital heart disease. It offers essential guidance on the anatomical issues, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment options available to the practitioner. Each disease-oriented chapter has been written to a highly structured template and will provide key information on incidence, genetics, morphology, presentation, investigation and intervention. A wealth of illustrations-including line drawings, EKGs, x-rays, and echocardiograms-clearly depict the clinical manifestations of congenital defects. Long-term outcomes, including the management of the pregnant patient and the patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery, have also been covered.

Antithrombotic Drug Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease Contemporary Cardiology Series Askari 2010 Springer Verlag

475 pp € 213.95 Substantial morbidity and mortality remains associated with thrombotic events has stimulated the rapid expansion of the available armamentarium to combat pathologic thrombosis. Pathologic thrombosis plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), ischemic complications of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), venous thromboembolic disease, and embolic complications of arrhythmias and various cardiomyopathies. Written by experts in the field, Antithrombotic Drug Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease carefully examines individual and various combinations of the available antithrombotic regimens including fibrinolytic agents, antiplatelet therapies (aspirin, thieneopyridines, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors), and anticogulant therapies (unfractionated heparin, low-molecular-weight heparins, direct thrombin inhibitors, and synthetic factor X inhibitors), non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) ACS and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). A detailed overview, Antithrombotic Drug Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease presents the evidence demonstrating the efficacy of available antithrombotic therapies in specific disease states such as atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).

Syndromes aortiques aigus Aspects modernes de la physopathologie, du diagnostic et du traitement Rousseau H. 2009 Springer Verlag 286 pp € 101.70 Cet ouvrage a pour objectif de proposer une synthèse de l’ensemble des connaissances actuelles sur les syndromes aortiques aigus. Cette nouvelle entité regroupe les dissections classiques, les hématomes de paroi et les ulcères aortiques. Le tableau clinique et le risque évolutif est souvent le même dans les trois pathologies, mais le point commun est lié au risque de passer de l’un à l’autre au cours du suivi. Les plus grands spécialistes ont été réunis pour présenter clairement les dernières données scientifiques sur ces pathologies. Il s’adresse à un public allant des internes en formation qui souhaitent retrouver dans un seul volume tout le savoir théorique et pratique de la prise en charge de cette pathologie, aux spécialistes en exercice désireux d’acquérir les notions les plus récentes dans ce domaine aussi bien sur le plan de la physiopathologie, du diagnostic que du traitement.

Traité de thérapeutique cardio-vasculaire AMBROSI P. 2009 Flammarion 256 pp € 65.00 Au-delà de la découverte de nouveaux traitements, comme les statines ou les stents, l’évaluation thérapeutique moderne a profondément bouleversé les traitements en cardiologie, permettant une meilleure prise en charge des maladies cardiovasculaires. Cependant, si les méthodes d’évaluation sont bien codifiées, au travers des essais cliniques, l’application de ses résultats en pratique clinique est moins aisée. C’est à cette difficulté que répond cet ouvrage en abordant successivement : la méthodologie de l’évaluation thérapeutique (en expliquant les notions devenues importantes de critère de substitution, essais de non-infériorité et de supériorité, etc…) ; les principales classes médicamenteuses, en présentant à chaque fois le mode d’action, la pharmococinétique, les effets indésirables et contre-indications, le rapport bénéfice-risque et la quantité d’effet ; les stratégies thérapeutiques en fonction des pathologies cardiovasculaires (maladie athéromateuse, hypertension artérielle, maladies coronaires, artériopathie des membres inférieurs et anévrysme de l’aorte abdominale, péricardites, troubles du rythme, etc…). Ainsi, cet ouvrage présente de façon claire, précise et exhaustive le traitement des pathologies cardiovasculaires en fonction des évaluations cliniques les plus récentes et rigoureuses méthodologiquement. De nombreux schémas et tableaux apportent des réponses utiles aux médecins dans leur pratique quotidienne.

Evidence-Based Cardiology Practice A 21st Century Approach Hu D. 2010 McGraw-Hill 640 pp € 56.90 Medical decisions are made on the basis of critical thinking and clinical judgments are based on the relevancy of the collected data. Medical decisions and clinical judgments are the results of the long thought process generated from formal learning, data from guidelines and practice standards, experience, an understanding of the incidence of disease in the population that the patient represents, and the likelihood of a disease being present in a specific patient. This book introduces and encourages the concept of evidence-based patient care. This work presents the ideology and methodology of critical thinking and also the available evidence, management and cost effectives across the field. Evidence-Based Cardiology is aimed at any clinician who encounters a cardiac patient from the Clerk to the Internist to the Practicing Physician, encouraging disease management decisions to be based on the highest level of evidence.

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Physical Examination of the Heart and Circulation 4/e Soft back with DVD Perloff J.K. 2010 McGraw-Hill

350 pp € 59.40 In the fourth edition of this outstanding resource emphasis is placed on the physical examination, rather than physical diagnosis. The author’s objective is to describe the physical signs and how they are elicited. The purpose of the book is to provide the reader with the results of the author’s extensive experience in employing ordinary bedside methods that beautifully supplement the remarkable laboratory techniques that have done so much to reveal the meanings and increase the diagnostic value of cardiovascular physical signs. The cardiovascular physical examination is dealt with from birth to senescence, and includes physical appearance, the arterial pulse, the jugular venous pulse, the peripheral veins, percussion, palpation and observation of the precordium, cardiac auscultation, the thorax, lungs and abdomen. This basic text liberally draws from these early descriptions which not only excite admiration for our predecessors, but also serve to make the book richer by bringing the reader closer to a distinguished past. All chapters have been substantially revised. Old figures have been digitized to look like new, especially the irreplaceable phonocardiograms.

Cardiology 3/e Expert Consult - Online and Print

Crawford M.H. 2009 Mosby 2000 pp € 179.90 Online and in print, Cardiology, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Crawford, DiMarco, and Paulus, offers you just the practical, problem-based guidance you need to quickly overcome any clinical challenge. 8 color-coded sections cover the 8 major clinical syndromes of cardiovascular disease-each section a virtual “mini textbook” on its topic! 40 new chapters keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field, while more than 2,000 lavish, high-quality illustrations, color photographs, tables, and ECGs capture clinical manifestations as they present in practice. Expert Consult functionality enables you to reference the complete contents from any location...and find the guidance you need in less time. It’s current, actionable information that you can put to work immediately for your patients!

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology Bashir July 2010 Oxford University Press

ca 576 pp € 52.90 Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation is the first handbook-sized practical training guide for medical, technical and industry personnel needing easily accessible, detailed information on the theory and practice of modern invasive investigation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Highly illustrated throughout, it both simplifies and clarifies the basic electrophysiological principles of many arrhythmias, as well as providing practical advice on performing catheter ablation in patients with a variety of arrhythmias. The step-by-step guidance provided is designed to facilitate the use of the book for real-life scenarios in the catheter laboratory and to demystify this traditionally inaccessible field for the wider cardiology community. Provides practical management advice for patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances Contains over 200 explanatory illustrations positioned opposite the relevant text, and an 8-page colour plate section Comprises sections on the main cardiac arrhythmias and common diagnostic categories as presenting in clinic, with extensive cross referencing to aid navigation. Echocardiography

Practical Handbook of Echocardiography 101 Case Studies Sun J.P. Sep. 2010

Wiley-Blackwell ca 328 pp € 99.85 Finally, a basic echocardiography book that is clear enough for clinical use.Using basic terminology, the author explains how to record high-quality cross-section images, Doppler tracings, and measure the parameters in the clinical laboratory. Technical explanations are described “in-line” rather than referencing another area of the book. An accompanying CD provides cine loops with examples of normal and disease states. Focusing on basic echocardiograms (2-D, Doppler and occasional M-modes), the book also includes some of the newest modalities, such as 3-D echo and tissue Doppler. In an era of evidenced-based medicine, Practical Handbook of Echocardiography supplies important quantitative determinations rather than just qualitative data.

Real Time 3D Transthoracic Echocardiography Nanda July 2010 Wiley-Blackwell ca 256 pp € 214.90 Now there is a source of recent information on the basic and clinical usefulness of real-time 3D echocardiography for echocardiographers, cardiologists, cardiac sonographers, and internists. This excellent reference helps clinicians improve pre- and post-surgical planning, attain better measurement of heart function, decrease exam times, and enhance patient communication. An accompanying DVD shows procedures in real time. Along with the Saunders book (see page 1) there is:

Dynamic Echocardiography A Case Based Approach

Lang R.M. Aug. 2010 Humana Press ca 320 pp € 160.50 Echocardiography is increasingly becoming a more dynamic diagnostic procedure. Two-dimensional echocardiograms, while not rare, are certainly becoming less common as the technologies and techniques allow echocardiographers to take videos of the echo procedure. No book has yet harnessed the ability of an attached DVD to present the findings of a 4D echocardiogram and this represents the complete requirements for observing how echocardiograms can show cardiac anatomy and physiology over time. The books is designed to be: Allencompassing; Thorough; Comprehensive; Complete. Published in association with the American Society of Echocardiography; ‘Need to know’ cases for residents and fellows; In a case-based format, contains all information: patient history, echo findings and dynamic echocardiography. for more information and ordering visit our website www.accomedical.be


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Case-Based Echocardiography Abraham T. Sept. 2010 Springer Verlag ca 290 pp € 74.90 The book will provide a case-based introduction/primer to the practice of echocardiography with liberal use of images and actual patient histories. The reader will be able to gain extensive practical knowledge of the practice of echocardiography with the use of these case reports. These will concentrate on the skills necessary to increase specialist knowledge of echocardiography practice. First book to cover practically the explosion in new echocardiography technologies. Covers the day-to-day aspects of echocardiography practice. Includes details of vascular imaging reflecting the current towards a more integrated cardiovascular approach

Échocardiographie clinique 6/e Klimczak C. Elsevier Masson 262 pp €44.00 La 6e édition d’Échocardiographie clinique témoigne du caractère fondamentalement évolutif de cette technique d’exploration non invasive du coeur irremplaçable en cardiologie. En regard des technologies nouvelles et de récentes méthodes d’évaluation, cet ouvrage de poche recueille les bases nécessaires pour l’utilisation rationnelle de l’échocardiographie au quotidien et regroupe les principales pathologies cardiovasculaires rencontrées en pratique médicale. Pour chacune de ces affections cardiaques, les critères échographiques de diagnostic et de quantification sont détaillés. Ce manuel didactique et riche en iconographie s’adresse ainsi tout autant au cardiologue confirmé comme ouvrage de référence qu’au médecin débutant ou technicien d’imagerie médicale. Cette nouvelle édition s’accompagne d’un complément iconographique numérique comprenant plus de 350 images et 180 séquences vidéo présentant d’une part la méthodologie de l’examen et d’autre part une série de 48 cas cliniques commentés.

Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography 7/e Feigenbaum H. 2010 Lippincott W.&W. 832 pp € 166.90 The thoroughly revised Seventh Edition of Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography reflects recent changes in the technology and clinical use of echocardiography. Highlights include detailed discussions on the use of threedimensional echocardiography and perfusion imaging and new information on the mechanics and utility of Strain and Strain rate imaging. Many new images complement the state-of-the-art information on technological advances. Current AHA/ACC guidelines are included for each chapter. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, a list of relevant guidelines, tables suitable for PowerPoint slides, and a tutorial on echo interpretation with voiceover and animations.

Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 4/e Expert Consult: Online and Print Otto C.M.

2009 WB Saunders 608 pp € 135.90 The fourth edition of Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography presents an accessible primer on this complex topic from Dr. Catherine Otto, one of the foremost teachers and writers in the field. You’ll find straightforward explanations of the basics of ultrasound physics, image acquisition, and all the major techniques and major disease categories, as well as the latest on advanced echo techniques-such as contrast echo, 3D echo, and myocardial mechanics (strain rate imaging, speckle tracking, and synchrony). Each chapter-including a new one on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography-features a practical outline called The Echo Exam, ideal for understanding the use of echo and its outcomes. State-of-the-art echo images are complemented by full-color comparative drawings of heart structures. And now, you can access the full text online thanks to Expert Consult functionality. ECG

Comprehensive Electrocardiology 2/e 3 vol Macfarlane, Van Oosterom A. July 2010 Springer Verlag ca 1790 pp € 747.95 New edition of the classic complete reference book for cardiologists and trainee cardiologists on the theory and practice of electrocardiography, one of the key modalities used for evaluating cardiology patients and deciding on appropriate management strategies. The only complete electrocardiography reference work Takes the reader from research and the laboratory bench through to the management of patients at the bedside. All current available knowledge on the application, uses and value of ECG

L’ECG de A à Z Taboulet 2010 Maloine Editions 320 pp € 45.00 Ce livre est avant tout un dictionnaire pratique. Chaque définition s’appuie sur une iconographie variée sans laquelle l’apprentissage de l’ECG est impossible. Il propose: • des définitions sûres et des repères solides; • des explications sur la physiologie; • les techniques de réalisation; • les « trucs » des cardiologues; • des conseils thérapeutiques issus de recommandations internationales; • et une structuration des informations conçue pour faire également de ce dictionnaire un guide pratique dans l’urgence. Il explique comment faire, lire et interpréter un ECG dans les règles de l’art ; les renvois d’une définition à une autre permettent une compréhension exhaustive et pointue des pathologies observées. En fin d’ouvrage, une banque de quiz diagnostiques et/ou thérapeutiques permet de s’auto-évaluer.

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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology Di Mario Carlo July 2010 Wiley-Blackwell ca 624 pp € 189.90 This new volume offers a balanced and current presentation of the key topics that form the cornerstone of an Interventional Cardiology training program. Globally recognized editors and contributors draw on their years of experience to provide practical information emphasizing the basics of material selection and optimal angiographic setup for purposes of the interventional procedure. Comprehensive chapters address the different techniques of approaching complex coronary lesions such as chronic occlusions, bifurcations, and unprotected left main lesions.

Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology Redwood S. July 2010 Oxford University Press ca 700 pp € 122.90 Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology is a definitive text spanning the whole spectrum of interventional cardiology procedures, including management of patients with coronary artery disease, one of the leading killers in western society. Written by an expert faculty of international authors, it offers guidance on all aspects of interventional cardiology according to the European curriculum and guidelines for practice, and covers the very latest techniques and devices to provide practical, evidence-based guidance on treating a full range of coronary lesions. The book also covers structural heart disease and new developments in heart valve disease, which were previously in the realm of cardiac surgeons but are now being treated by cardiologists using less invasive methods. Covers the very latest techniques and devices to provide practical, evidence-based guidance on treating a full range of coronary lesions. Based on the European curriculum and guidelines for practice. Contains full-colour illustrations throughout to aid understanding.

Cardiac Catheterization An Atlas and DVD Ragosta M. 2010 WB Saunders 208 pp € 135.90 Practical and comprehensive, this ‘how-to’ atlas offers expert guidance on all aspects of cardiac catheterization to help you accurately diagnose coronary artery disease. It features authoritative advice on how to, safely and efficiently perform catheterization procedures in the catheterization lab, interpret hemodynamic and angiographic data, make informed decisions based on your findings, and recognize and treat all potential complications. Succinct text coupled with still images and a DVD of procedural videos ensures you have what you need for success.

Cases in Interventional Cardiology Expert Consult: Online and Print Ragosta M.

Nov. 2010 WB Saunders ca 288 pp € 81.90 Cases in Interventional Cardiology, by Dr. Michael Ragosta, offers practical, clinical guidance on coronary and peripheral interventional cardiology through 100 well-presented case histories. Brief clinical presentations, representative illustrations, and dynamic online videos of angiograms, aortograms, and intravascular echos optimize your understanding of these procedures and help you better recognize and manage a wide array of conditions. You’ll find valuable advice on patient selection, complications, complex lesion subsets, management dilemma controversies, and much more. Through expertconsult.com you’ll have convenient access to the full text, illustrations, and videos online. Paediatric Cardiology

Congenital Heart Defects From Origin to Treatment Wyszynski D. 2010 Oxford University Press 560 pp € 108.80 This definitive work on the subject covers all aspects of CHD, under the editorship of a leading geneticist, cardiologist, and public health physician, and features contributions from 60 major authorities in the field. Coverage includes a broad range of topics on the development, epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis, management, prevention, and public health issues of CHDs. Includes chapters on the diagnosis and magement of the most common CHDs as well as chapters on managing rare defects. Special chapter on genetic counseling translates information on genes and the environment to the clinical setting Includes discussions of CHD prevention strategies, public health issues such as the costs of treatment and insurance coverage of CHDs Includes ethics discussions such as the issues surrounding end of life care in pediatric cardiac care

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Eidem B.W. 2010 Lippincott W.&W. 688 pp € 194.90 Written by expert pediatric cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic and other leading institutions, this book provides a comprehensive review of echocardiographic evaluation and diagnosis of congenital heart disease in pediatric and adult patients. Coverage includes advanced techniques such as tissue Doppler, three-dimensional echocardiography, intracardiac and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Chapters provide complete information on the full range of abnormalities and on evaluation of valve prostheses and the transplanted heart. More than 1,300 illustrations, including over 900 in full color, complement the text. A bound-in DVD contains AVI clips, developed at the Mayo Clinic, of the congenital-specific lesions illustrated in the book.

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Paediatric Cardiology 3/e Expert Consult: Online and Print

Anderson R.H. 2009 Churchill Livingstone 1344 pp € 257.90 Emphasizes the treatment of corrected congenital heart disease for coverage of the clinical management of cardiac problems in the adolescent and young adult. Integrates development in chapters on lesions to make physiology clinically relevant for the specific cardiac lesions. Provides the latest clinical perspectives on neonate cardiac development management issues so you can offer the best long-term care. Presents the contributions of 70% new authors, from all over the world, in a consistent format to make referencing global perspectives quick and easy. Captures the nuances of the anatomical structure of lesions through full-color illustrations depicting morphologic, congenital, and surgically corrected examples for exceptional visual guidance. Includes access to a companion website where you can quickly search the complete contents of the book.

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Mertens L. 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 808 pp € 222.90 This new title comprehensively covers the echocardiographic assessment of congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, plus acquired heart disease in children. ultrasound physics, laboratory set-up, a protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram, quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function, in depth coverage of congenital cardiovascular malformations, acquired pediatric heart disease, topics of special interest, such as 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography. The approach of this book is a major advancement for educational materials in the field of pediatric cardiology, and greatly enhances the experience for the reader. An accompanying DVD with moving images of the subjects covered in the textbook will further enhance the learning experience. Device Therapy

Cardiac Pacemakers and Resynchronization Step by Step 2/e An Illustrated Guide Stroobandt R.X., Sinnaeve A.F. Sept. 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 480 pp € 58.90 This new edition of the bestselling step-by-step introduction to cardiac pacemakers now includes additional material on CRT and an accompanying website. It retains the effective use of full-page illustrations and short explanations that gained the book such enormous popularity and now provides information on recent advances in cardiac pacing, including biventricular pacing for the treatment of heart failure.

Heart Failure Device Management Feldman A. 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 200 pp € 76.80 When you’re considering device therapy for a patient with heart failure, be sure to consult this concise reference for the latest information on who benefits most from which device. In clear, straightforward prose, Dr. Feldman addresses: Resynchronization Therapy; ICD; Ultrafiltration; Impulse Therapy; Chronic Implantable Monitoring; Bioimpedance; EECP; and more. With chapters devoted to monitoring the patient on device therapy and the future of device therapy in heart failure, this book makes an important contribution to patient care.

Device Therapy in Heart Failure Maisel W.H. 2010 Springer Verlag 400 pp € 192.90 Heart failure affects over 5 million patients in the United States alone, and is a chronic and debilitating disease. While a number of pharmacologic therapies have shown varying degrees of effectiveness, many recent advances in the treatment of heart failure has focused on device based therapies. In Device Therapy in Heart Failure, William H. Maisel and a panel of authorities on the use and implementation of device based therapies provide a comprehensive overview of the current and developing technologies that are used to treat heart failure. Individual chapters provide an in-depth analysis of devices such as CRT’s and ICD’s, while broader topics such as the pathophysiology of heart failure and its current medical therapies are also discussed. Additional topics include Pacing and Defibrillation for Atrial Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, and Percutaneous Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease.

Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillators Step by Step An Illustrated Guide Stroobandt R.X., Sinnaeve A.F. 2009 Wiley-Blackwell

440 pp € 58.90 A step-by-step look at a growing and difficult to understand area • Covers important aspects of ICD therapy with full-page illustrations, accompanying text and representative ICD recordings • An accompanying CD is also available • Useful for all health care workers involved with ICD patients

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Oxford Textbook of Medicine 5/e 3 volumes More than 2500 illustrations and photographs

Launching Price Warrell D.A. Oxford University Press April 2010 6010 pp € 374.90 Untill end of June 2010 € 444.50 thereafter

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world. More comprehensive, more authoritative, and more international than any other textbook, it focuses on offering practical guidance on clinical management and the prevention of disease. Three introductory chapters, On being a patient; Modern Medicine; and Global patterns of disease and medical practice, outline a philosophy which has always characterised the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. It is humane, thought-provoking, and aims to instil in readers an understanding of the role of medicine in society, and the contribution it can make to the health of populations. As always, there is detailed coverage of all areas of internal medicine. The integration of basic science and clinical practice is unparalleled, and throughout the book the implications of research for medical practice are explained. The core clinical medicine sections offer in-depth coverage of the traditional specialty areas. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has unsurpassed detail on infectious diseases: the most comprehensive coverage to be found in any textbook of medicine. Other sections of note include pain; bioterrorism and forensic medicine; medical disorders in pregnancy; travel and expedition medicine; nutrition; the use of stem cells; regenerative medicine; and psychiatry and drug related problems in general medical practice. The section on acute medicine is designed to give rapid access to information when it is needed quickly. In response to detailed research, there have been substantial changes to ensure that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine continues to meet the needs of its readers. New chapter summaries give accessible overviews of the content. All 2,500 illustrations and photographs are now in full colour, and a new design ensures that the textbook is easy to read and navigate. The evidence-base and references have been entirely overhauled. And now, for the first time, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine is available in an online edition. Containing the full text and all the figures and illustrations, the online version has a clear and easy-to-use interface, with excellent navigation and search and browse options. In addition, the online edition facilitates links to sources of related and further reading via PubMed, ISI and CrossRef. All the figures are downloadable into Powerpoint; an excellent tool when preparing presentations and lecturers. Purchasers of the print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine fifth edition will be able to purchase access to the online edition for a reduced rate, by following the instructions given in the book. The very best in international medicine from 600 of the world’s greatest clinicians and medical scientists. Unparalleled integration of basic science and clinical practice, covering all areas of internal medicine in detail. The most comprehensive coverage of infectious diseases to be found in any textbook of medicine, along with unique sections on the foundations, achievements and limitations of modern medicine and global patterns of disease. Clear, accessible writing and memorable descriptions, enhanced by more 2,500 full colour illustrations and photographs. Available in print and online for the first time - New to this edition Review(s) from previous edition “Over the past 3 weeks, it has had pride of place on my office table, usually with one or other volume open at a key page. “Cor”, is the typical response of colleagues entering the room, “Got a new textbook I see”. 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