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Clinico-Pathological Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Joaquín S. Lucena
  • Pablo García-Pavía
  • M. Paz Suarez-Mier
  • Luis A. Alonso-Pulpon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. M. Paz Suárez-Mier, Beatriz Aguilera
    Pages 1-30
  3. Pedro M. Garamendi, Joaquín S. Lucena, Manuel Gómez-Bueno, Javier Segovia
    Pages 31-52
  4. Pedro M. Garamendi, Joaquín S. Lucena, M. Paz Suárez-Mier, Juan Manuel Escudier
    Pages 53-89
  5. Pilar Molina, Beatriz Aguilera, Marta Cobo, Pablo García-Pavía
    Pages 91-107
  6. Joaquín S. Lucena, Pedro M. Garamendi, Luís Nombela-Franco
    Pages 109-153
  7. Pilar Molina, Benito Morentin, Roberto Barriales-Villa
    Pages 155-169
  8. M. Paz Suárez-Mier, Benito Morentin, Marta Cobo, Evaristo Castedo, Pablo García-Pavía
    Pages 171-200
  9. Beatriz Aguilera, M. Paz Suárez-Mier, Gonzalo Guzzo-Merello, Pablo García-Pavía
    Pages 201-231
  10. Benito Morentin, Beatriz Aguilera, María Dolores García-Cosío Carmena, Luis A. Alonso-Pulpón
    Pages 233-263
  11. M Paz Suárez-Mier, Ignacio Fernández-Lozano
    Pages 265-297
  12. Joaquín S. Lucena, Pedro M. Garamendi, Gonzalo Guzzo-Merello, Pablo García-Pavía
    Pages 299-316
  13. Beatriz Aguilera, M. Paz Suárez-Mier, Gonzalo Guzzo-Merello
    Pages 317-357
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 359-362

About this book


This atlas reviews the spectrum of pathologies affecting the structures of the cardiovascular (CV) system most frequently encountered in sudden cardiac deaths, and has been conceived as a first step for making CV pathology diagnoses. It is almost impossible to establish an accurate diagnosis based only on morphology, and therefore this atlas is to assemble knowledge and points of view from two medical specialties, cardiology and forensic pathology. It has been designed as a practical visual reference that includes a summary of clinical characteristics, many high quality images and clear tables containing the main morphological characteristics of each disease.


Clinico-Pathological Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases has been written by cardiologists and forensic pathologists and histopathologists, which enables a combination approach in each chapter, to produce a thorough resource that will be of relevance to a wide range of specialists, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, forensic doctors, and pathologists.


Cardiomyopathy Cardiovascular autopsy Cardiovascular pathology Coronary atherosclerotic disease Forensic Medicine Sudden Death

Editors and affiliations

  • Joaquín S. Lucena
    • 1
  • Pablo García-Pavía
    • 2
  • M. Paz Suarez-Mier
    • 3
  • Luis A. Alonso-Pulpon
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Forensic PathologyInstitute of Legal Medicine, University of CadizSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Cardiology DepartmentHospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro MajadahondaMadridSpain
  3. 3.Histopathology DepartmentNational Institute Toxicology and Forensic SciencesMadridSpain
  4. 4.Cardiology DepartmentHospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro MajadahondaMadridSpain

About the editors

Prof. Joaquin Lucena is head of the Forensic Pathology Department, Institute of Legal Medicine, Seville (Spain) and Associated Professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Cadiz Medical School. Visiting professor of different universities in Europe and South America. Founder and first President of the Spanish Society of Forensic Pathology. Councillor of the board at the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP). His areas of research include cardiovascular pathology and sudden death (young and adults), sudden death in sports and cardiovascular pathology related to drugs of abuse. Prof. Luis Alonso-Pulpon is Head of Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain and Past-president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. His field of research includes heart failure and heart transplant. He is one of the pioneers of heart transplantation in Europe. Pablo Garcia-Pavia is a consultant cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology of Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain. This center is the leading heart transplant center in Spain. His professional activity is related with the heart failure and heart transplant section. The Cardiomyopathy Unit itself acts as referral unit for familial cardiac disease at the Spanish National Health System. His areas of research also includes cardiomyopathies with special focus on genetics. M. Paz Suarez-Mier has been working on forensic pathology for more than 20 years at the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences in Madrid. She has a special interest in sudden cardiac death during sport activities. In 2003 a paper about this topic published in Revista Española de Cardiología received the award to the best paper of the year.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinico-Pathological Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Editors Joaquín S. Lucena
    Pablo García-Pavía
    M. Paz Suarez-Mier
    Luis A. Alonso-Pulpon
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-11145-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35728-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11146-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 353 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Spanish edition published by Esmon Publicidad, S.A, Barcelona, 2013
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
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