Cardiovascular medicine is one of the most 'visual' of medical specialities. Cardiovascular diagnosis is based on the recognition and understanding of a variety of graphic waveforms, images, decision trees, and microscopic sections. Treatment increasingly involves the use of algorithms which are also most effectively portrayed visually. Likewise, mechanical correction of cardiovascular disorders, whether catheter based or surgical, can best be described pictorially.
The Atlas of Heart Diseases has been designed to provide a detailed and comprehensive visual exposition of all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. Several thousand images, accompanied by detailed captions, have been carefully selected by expert authors and reviewed by the 12 distinguished Volume Editors.
The Atlas of Heart Diseases is available in 13 Volumes in different formats - as Atlas, CD-ROM and Slide Atlas.
Editor Scheinman, Melvin MD, Volume Editor Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Medical Center at The University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Format Software Medium CD-ROM ISBN 1573400637 Volume 9 Copyright Year 1996
The past decade has witnessed an extraordinary growth in both the understanding of basic mechanisms of cardiac arrythmias as well as in treatment modalities. The contents of this volume are meant to serve as an overview of these areas for the interested internist-cardiologist.