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Braunwald’s Heart Disease – 9th edition

Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Ninth edition of this famous book brings you the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly online updates continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. What Harrison’s is to Internal Medicine, and Gray’s is to Gross Anatomy, Braunwald’s is to Cardiology.

Ninth edition of this book was published by Saunders in 02/2011 and contains 2176 pages

Otto – Valvular Heart Disease

Otto’s Valvular Heart Disease is the best textbook on the diseases of heart valves. In the third edition, Catherine Otto is joined by Robert Bonow and a team of expert contributors to bring you the latest developments in imaging and treatment. Superb diagrams, an increased focus on imaging and case-based presentation, and new chapters on Cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease; Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation further enhance this valuable reference. Full text is available online at expertconsult.com. The book presents comprehensive coverage of valvular heart disease to provide you with a complete reference and one-stop shop for this specialty in cardiac medicine. It features chapters on pediatric and pregnant patients. It includes a summary of the new ACC/AHA valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter to keep you up to date on the latest best practices throughout the field.

Third edition of the book was published by Saunders in 09/2009 and contains 468 pages

Otto – Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 4th edition

Otto’s Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography presents an accessible primer on this complex topic. It features simple explanations of the basics of ultrasound physics, image acquisition, as well as all the major techniques and major disease categories including adult congenital heart disease, with a problem-based approach to echocardiography.. Latest advanced echo techniques such as contrast echo, 3D echo, strain rate imaging, speckle tracking, and synchrony are covered. Each chapter features a practical outline called The Echo Exam, a brief summary of how to do it, the necessary calculations, diagnosis and examples, ideal for understanding the use of echo and its outcomes. Images are complemented by full-color comparative drawings of heart structures. Expert Consult functionality now allows you to access the full text online. It features a new chapter dedicated to intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, cross-referenced with other chapters, for coverage of this important and difficult technique. The book integrates TTE and TEE images more explicitly into each chapter to discuss the two techniques in parallel and identifies the role of each modality in patient evaluation. It presents the latest ASE recommendations for chamber quantification, including updated tables of normal measurements, for convenient reference.

This book has always been regarded as the ‘bible’ of echocardiography. I disagree. This book is very useful for all the cardiology trainee as it is well written, easy to understand and there are many figures. For both beginners and experienced operators alike this is an excellent textbook, that not only explains, basic processes and techniques but also provides examples of calculations, reference values and explanations. This book is particularly useful preparation for the BSE examination.

Fourth edition of the book was published by Saunders in 07/2009 and contains 608 pages

Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography

Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography is one of the best textbooks of echocardiography. The thoroughly revised Seventh Edition reflects recent changes in the technology and clinical use of echocardiography. It includes over 1,600 illustrations, about 600 of which are in full color. Detailed discussions on the use of three-dimensional echocardiography and perfusion imaging are included. Also covered is new information on the mechanics and utility of Strain and Strain rate imaging. Current AHA/ACC guidelines are included for each chapter. An accompanying DVD contains tutorials on echo interpretation with voiceover and animations.

This book has filled a worthy space in my acquisition of echocardiographic skills. The DVD is great as well as the color pictures and all topics are well done and comprehensive. Though it is not for the novice echocardiographer, it will help those who want to be a better echocardiographer/cardiologist. Feigenbaum is deservably respected as one of the foremost authors on the subject of echocardiology. The material is presented in a clear and concise manner.

Seventh edition of the book was published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 12/2009 and contains 832 pages