Controversies in Cardiology

  • John A. Ambrose
  • Alfredo E. Rodríguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Special Situations of Controversial, Increased, or Unknown Cardiovascular Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tushar Acharya, Prakash C. Deedwania
      Pages 3-19
    3. Sanjum S. Sethi, Michael E. Farkouh
      Pages 43-54
    4. Pablo Rengifo-Moreno, Igor F. Palacios
      Pages 69-79
  3. Cardiovascular Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Josephine Warren, Jennifer Yu, Liliana Rosa Grinfeld, Roxana Mehran
      Pages 111-132
  4. Cardiovascular Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Luís Henrique Wolff Gowdak, Eulógio E. Martinez
      Pages 147-162
    3. David Antoniucci
      Pages 175-185
    4. Neil Ruparelia, Alaide Chieffo, Antonio Colombo
      Pages 237-253
    5. Josephine Warren, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran
      Pages 271-285
    6. Hiroyoshi Mori, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Renu Virmani, Michael Joner, Aloke V. Finn
      Pages 287-305
    7. Scot Garg, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 307-331
    8. A. Matías Rodríguez-Granillo, Omar Santaera, Alfredo E. Rodríguez
      Pages 333-347
    9. Francesco Costa, Marco Valgimigli
      Pages 361-371
    10. Pranav Kansara, Konstantinos Kossidas, Sandra Weiss, William S. Weintraub
      Pages 373-384
    11. Alec Vahanian, Dominique Himbert, Bernard Iung
      Pages 385-397
    12. John A. Ambrose, Alfredo E. Rodríguez
      Pages 399-403
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 405-417

About this book


This book considers several clinical and interventional topics for which there is either uncertainty, continued debate and/or no consensus based on current guidelines. Leading international experts explore each controversy, probing the existing evidence and current opinions. Each chapter outlines the unresolved issues and includes a balanced and scholarly discussion of the subject, concluding with possible solutions and learned opinions on the subject.

While there are many guidelines in cardiology, new and on-going trials that address new treatments indicate that there are still many unanswered questions. Controversies in Cardiology provides a concise approach to aid busy cardiologists and trainees in choosing the most suitable management solutions and correctly applying these to their patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Ambrose
    • 1
  • Alfredo E. Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.UCSF FresnoFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Interventional CardiologyOtamendi HospitalBuenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20414-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20415-4
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