Contemporary Concepts in Cardiology

Pathophysiology and Clinical Management

  • Richard Gorlin
  • George Dangas
  • Pavlos K. Toutouzas
  • M. M. Konstadoulakis

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 217)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Juan J. Badimon, Valentin Fuster
      Pages 3-18
    3. Beat J. Meyer, Lina Badimon, James H. Chesebro
      Pages 19-27
    4. Elena Citkowitz, Peter N. Herbert
      Pages 28-68
    5. Donald A. Smith
      Pages 69-101
    6. Brian P. Schafer, Thomas C. Andrews, Peter H. Stone
      Pages 102-113
    7. Attilio Maseri, Gaetano A. Lanza
      Pages 114-124
    8. Todd J. Anderson, Ian T. Meredith, François Charbonneau, Peter Ganz, Andrew P. Selwyn
      Pages 125-141
    9. Christopher P. Cannon, Joseph Loscalzo
      Pages 142-175
    10. Olga Hudlicka, Margaret Brown
      Pages 176-192
  3. Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Frederick B. Slogoff, Eric J. Wasserman, Robert A. Phillips
      Pages 195-216
    3. Peter A. Kringstein, Ethan D. Loeb, Robert A. Phillips
      Pages 217-227
    4. Theodore D. Mountokalakis
      Pages 228-235
    5. Christos Pitsavos, Christodoulos I. Stefanadis, Pavlos K. Toutouzas
      Pages 236-245
  4. Cardiomyopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Daniel K. Levy, George Dangas, Richard Gorlin
      Pages 249-266
    3. David P. Dutka, Celia M. Oakley
      Pages 267-277
    4. Philip J. Keeling, William J. McKenna
      Pages 278-293
    5. Manousos M. Konstadoulakis, George D. Kymionis, Marina G. Toutouza, Emanuel Leandros
      Pages 294-301
    6. Ronald S. Freudenberger, Alan Gass
      Pages 302-311
  5. Cardiac Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. R. Sanders Williams
      Pages 315-331
    3. Ralph V. Shohet
      Pages 332-344
    4. Calum MacRae
      Pages 345-354
    5. David W. M. Muller
      Pages 355-377
  6. Noninvasive Cardiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Diwakar Jain, Barry L. Zaret
      Pages 381-396
    3. Rebecca T. Hahn, Richard B. Devereux
      Pages 397-420
    4. Alan S. Katz
      Pages 421-433
    5. Aris Antoniou, Lampros Vlahos
      Pages 434-445
  7. Interventional Cardiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Roxana Mehran, Martin B. Leon
      Pages 449-462
    3. Samin K. Sharma, Annapoorna S. Kini
      Pages 463-478
    4. Henry H. Ting, Farris K. Timimi, John A. Bittl
      Pages 479-489
    5. David R. Holmes Jr., Robert S. Schwartz
      Pages 490-503
    6. George Dangas, Paul G. Yock
      Pages 504-520
    7. George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
      Pages 521-537
    8. Christodoulos I. Stefanadis, Pavlos K. Toutouzas
      Pages 538-555
  8. Electrophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-557
    2. John Kassotis, Roy Sauberman, James Coromilas
      Pages 559-599
    3. J. Anthony Gomes, Davendra Mehta
      Pages 600-618
    4. Leslie J. Lipka, James Coromilas
      Pages 619-658
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 659-662

About this book


In the era of instant global communication, medicine is an international discipline characterized by a wide range of patient referral systems, world-wide discussion of clinical and research findings, and an explosion in the medical literature. Perhaps no field has progressed more than cardiology in the past few years.
Contemporary Concepts in Cardiology has been conceived as a supplement to the classic cardiology textbooks for the use of practicing physicians, cardiologists-in-training, medical students, and research investigators. This volume focuses on associations between refinements in the understanding of disease and clinical applications. The material is presented in a way that limns the latest advances and focuses thinking towards future developments in cardiology.
The Editors have assembled a respected international panel of contributors so that each chapter is authored by a well-known specialist in his or her field. Every attempt was made to avoid the fragmentation which often characterizes the digest approach. Because the constant flow of information makes it nearly impossible to construct a timely book on advances in cardiology, the chapters in this volume describe the current concepts in cardiology and their underlying rationale, rather than attempting a comprehensive review of the most recent papers in each discipline.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Gorlin
    • 1
  • George Dangas
    • 1
  • Pavlos K. Toutouzas
    • 2
  • M. M. Konstadoulakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.National University of Athens, School of MedicineGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7274-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5007-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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