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 Freedom, Robert M. MD, FRCP(C) Volume Editor Division of Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Format Atlas Medium Slides ISBN 1573400106 Volume 12 Copyright Year 1997
This volume covers the nature of the congenitally malformed heart in relation to the organ's normal anatomy and function, discussing the more common forms of congenital heart disease in detail. Diagnostic imaging techniques and algorithms used for selecting particular imaging modalities are discussed as are the different therapeutic interventions available. New concepts in the molecular biologic basis of pulmonary vascular disease are also presented.