© 2006

Essential Cardiology

Principles and Practice

  • Clive Rosendorff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Circulatory Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Lionel H. Opie
      Pages 37-54
    3. Clive Rosendorff
      Pages 55-76
    4. Yale Nemerson, Mark B. Taubman
      Pages 77-83
  4. Examination and Investigation of the Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Tara L. DiMino, Alexander Ivanov, James F. Burke, Peter R. Kowey
      Pages 117-138
    3. Daniel G. Blanchard, Anthony N. DeMaria
      Pages 139-167
    4. Gregory Engel, Victor Froelicher
      Pages 169-184
    5. Gautham P. Reddy, Robert M. Steiner
      Pages 185-195
    6. Mark J. Ricciardi, Nirat Beohar, Charles J. Davidson
      Pages 197-219
    7. Diwakar Jain, Barry L. Zaret
      Pages 221-243
    8. Gerald M. Pohost, Radha J. Sarma, Patrick M. Colletti, Mark Doyle, Robert W. W. Biederman
      Pages 245-268
    9. Jonathan E. E. Fisher, Martin E. Goldman
      Pages 269-281
  5. Disorders of Rhythm and Conduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283

About this book


The ideal textbook of cardiology lies between the very detailed and enormous encyclopedias of cardiology and the diminutive manuals and handbooks that provide a quick but superficial tour of the field. Clive Rosendorff, md, phd, and a panel of researchers and clinician-scientists, who are all leaders in their fields, create such a text with their second edition of Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice. Drawing on years of practical experience, as well as the enormous number of recent scientific and clinical advances, the authors distill for the busy practitioner the essence of cardiology principles and techniques today. All of the original chapters have been extensively rewritten and two new chapters on acute coronary syndromes following the modern classification have been added: one on unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and the other on ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The sections on epidemiology, cardiovascular function, examination and investigation of the patient, disorders of rhythm and conduction, heart failure, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, hypertension, and other conditions affecting the heart have all been brought up to date to reflect our current optimal understanding and management of cardiovascular disease.
Compact yet comprehensive, Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice, Second Edition offers today's busy cardiology and internal medicine practitioners, cardiology fellows, and medical residents authoritative but rapid access to the latest ideas and techniques needed for today's gold standard diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Rosendorff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Medicine, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular InstituteMount Sinai School of MedicineNew York
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBronx

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essential Cardiology
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Practice
  • Editors Clive Rosendorff
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-370-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-918-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages , 888
  • Number of Illustrations 352 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


" the reader up to date knowledge...strongly recommend(ed)." - Blood Pressure

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book of 44 chapters by 81 contributors is well done and useful." (American Journal of Cardiology, June, 2007)