© 2013

Essential Cardiology

Principles and Practice

  • Clive Rosendorff


  • Provides a distillation of the core concepts necessary to understanding the theory and practice of cardiology

  • Logically organized, covering all aspects of cardiovascular disease

  • Covers recent rapid advances in anti-platelet and anti-coagulant therapy

  • Covers the latest treatment protocols for new anti-arrhythmic drugs

  • Discusses all new and existing modalities of cardiac imaging


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ralph B. D’Agostino Sr., William B. Kannel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Lionel H. Opie
    Pages 31-44
  4. Rhian M. Touyz, Augusto C. Montezano, Clive Rosendorff
    Pages 45-65
  5. Farzana R. Bacchus, Mark Crowther
    Pages 67-77
  6. Rajat Gupta, Patrick O’Gara
    Pages 79-93
  7. Tara L. DiMino, Alexander Ivanov, James F. Burke, Peter R. Kowey
    Pages 95-112
  8. Daniel G. Blanchard, Anthony N. DeMaria
    Pages 113-137
  9. Abhimanyu (Manu) Uberoi, Shirin Zarafshar, Victor Froelicher
    Pages 139-151
  10. Christopher M. Walker, Gautham P. Reddy, Robert M. Steiner
    Pages 153-166
  11. Nirat Beohar, Mark J. Ricciardi, Charles J. Davidson
    Pages 167-194
  12. Diwakar Jain, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 195-220
  13. Gabriel Vorobiof, Norman Elliot Lepor, Mark Doyle, Hee-Won Kim, Gerald M. Pohost
    Pages 221-248
  14. Martin E. Goldman, Anthony F. Yu
    Pages 249-260
  15. Sei Iwai, Steven M. Markowitz, Bruce B. Lerman
    Pages 261-275
  16. Suraj Kapa, Francis E. Marchlinski
    Pages 277-305
  17. Venkata Krishna Puppala, Scott Sakaguchi, Oana Dickinson, David G. Benditt
    Pages 307-326
  18. Martin R. Cowie, Philip A. Poole-Wilson
    Pages 327-345
  19. Stephen S. Gottlieb
    Pages 347-360

About this book


Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, blends molecular, cellular, and physiologic concepts with current clinical practice and provides up-to-date information on all major aspects of cardiovascular disease.  Fully revised by an international panel of leading authorities in the field, it is an authoritative resource for cardiologists, internists, residents, and students.   The book presents the clinical examination of the patient, including diagnostic testing and cutting-edge radiologic imaging; pathogenesis and treatment of various types of cardiac abnormalities; the needs of special populations, including pregnant, elderly, and renal-compromised patients; cardiovascular gene and cell therapy; and preventive cardiology.  It includes new chapters on cardiovascular disease in women; diabetes and the cardiovascular system; and cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy.  The Third Edition also focuses on the substantial advances in anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapy; new modalities of cardiac imaging; new anti-arrhythmic drugs; and a sophisticated understanding of vascular biology and atherogenesis.


Acute coronary syndromes Arrhythmia Atherogenesis Cardiology Cardiovascular Echocardiography Heart failure Hypertension Imaging Vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Rosendorff
    • 1
  1. 1.The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The James J. Peters VA Medical CenterDepartment of MedicineBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essential Cardiology
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Practice
  • Editors Clive Rosendorff
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6704-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3905-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6705-2
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 823
  • Number of Illustrations 187 b/w illustrations, 119 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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From the reviews of the third edition:


“Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice is an excellent reference book for cardiology trainees. It covers almost all of the topics and situations one may encounter in clinical practice and many topics that are missed in similar text books. … It is an up-to-date book with constant references to clinical trials and further references at the end of each chapter for those wishing to expand their knowledge further.” (H. Randula Haththotuwa, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 75 (1), January, 2014)