© 1991

Databases for Cardiology

  • Geert T. Meester
  • Francesco Pinciroli

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 115)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basic approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Suzanne B. Knoebel
      Pages 41-50
  3. Tools and services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. R. Brennecke, H. J. Rupprecht, R. Erbel, J. Meyer
      Pages 77-86
    3. Willem R. M. Dassen, Rob G. A. Mulleneers, William P. S. Van Braam
      Pages 87-96
    4. Robert A. Greenes, Bryan P. Bergeron, Mark S. Dichter, John T. Fallon
      Pages 113-140
    5. G. Invernizzi, C. Combi, G. Pozzi
      Pages 141-151
  4. Subject-oriented databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Patrice Degoulet, Marion Lavril, Pierre-François Plouin, Gilles Chatellier, Joël Ménard
      Pages 155-165
    3. K. H. Günther, R. Bohm, V. Dilba, R. R. Moebes, St. Petzschmann, P. Piorkowski et al.
      Pages 167-177
    4. Jos L. Willems, Stef Renkens, Marcel De Wel, Jan Piessens
      Pages 179-200
    5. PH. Doublet, P. Rubel, G. Dureau, P. Vuillard
      Pages 201-222
    6. R. W. Brower, E. Harinck, A. C. Gittenberger-De Groot
      Pages 259-271
    7. Ivan Malčić, Darko Ivančević
      Pages 273-288

About this book


A database is in principle just a large collection of related or separate data, systematically stored in a computer. It should be possible for the data to be easily entered into the database-structure and afterwards also easily read, corrected and processed. The later analysis of data from such a database is greatly enhanced by the availability of special query languages and statistical analysis programs, not only for serial items but also for large combinations of data. Query languages, such as SQL (Structured Query Language) developed especially for these purposes, make databases easily accessible, also to researchers who may not be very well versed in computer programming. The cardiological/medical clinician and researcher of today is of necessity confronted more and more with computer-based data storage. Interest is of course focused primarily on the clinical use of such databases more than on the technical design itself, except for some very specific, personalized applications. For the latter approach, there are at present many software packages commercially available, especially designed for use in the personal computer environment. This book is comprised out of a number of contributions by various authors with differing backgrounds and from many different countries. The editors, being a cardiologist and an information scientist, have strived to achieve an equilibrium between these two fields. The chapters in this book form a cross-section of the many approaches to database design and implementation in the area of cardiology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Geert T. Meester
    • 1
  • Francesco Pinciroli
    • 2
  1. 1.Interuniversity Institute of CardiologyUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of BioengineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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