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General Cardiology Textbooks

ESC CardioMed
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ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine
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ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology
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The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Development
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The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine - in print

2019 BMA Book Award (1st Prize - Cardiology)


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The British Medical Association says: 

‘[It] is a ground-breaking initiative from the European Society of Cardiology that transforms reference publishing in cardiovascular medicine... It is arguably the most contemporaneous and comprehensive textbook of cardiology.’


The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd edition, overseen by Professors A. John Camm, Thomas F. Lüscher, Patrick W. Serruys, and Gerald Maurer is supported by an editorial board of subject experts and contributions by more than 900 of the world's leading researchers and clinicians. This dynamic encyclopaedic resource covers more than 63 disciplines within cardiology. It is divided into six key parts: introduction to the cardiovascular system; investigations; heart disease; vascular disease; special populations, and other aspects of cardiology.

This one textbook provides readers with trustworthy insights into all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including essential background information on clinical practice guidelines, in-depth, peer-reviewed articles, and broad coverage of this fast-moving field. 

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd edition, together with its online counterpart ESC CardioMed equips all – from trainees and consultants to device specialists and allied healthcare professionals – with a powerful, multifaceted resource. 


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ESC CardioMed

Edited by A. John Camm, Thomas F. Lüscher, Gerald Maurer, and Patrick W. Serruys



Based upon the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine 3rd edition, ESC CardioMed is a groundbreaking initiative from the European Society of Cardiology.  ESC CardioMed will transform reference publishing in cardiovascular medicine in order to better serve the changing needs of the global cardiology community.

ESC CardioMed is a dynamic online encyclopaedic resource covering more than 63 disciplines within cardiology that will be continuously updated by the world’s leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers.

With expert editors and peer-review, the ESC CardioMed project publication combines the discoverability of digital with the highest standards of academic publishing. ESC CardioMed is overseen by Professors A. John Camm, Thomas Lüscher, Patrick Serruys and Gerald Maurer with an editorial board of subject experts, ensuring a comprehensive, encyclopedic map of the field. More than 900 of the world’s leading specialists from research and the clinic have contributed to this remarkable publication.

With a robust updating schedule, ESC CardioMed will grow over time with the specialty. The scope of ESC CardioMed is expanded through illustrated multimedia features embedded in articles, interactive 3D illustrations and cross-referenced links to ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines. ESC CardioMed also directly links to related content and primary research data in the European Heart Journal, Cardiovascular Research, the full ESC Journal Family and all other major journals in the field.

ESC CardioMed is an invaluable digital publication providing the evidence base behind clinical practice, with in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and broad coverage of the field.

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Since publication, over 180 chapters have been updated and more than 20 brand new interactive 3D images and animations have been added to enhance ESC CardioMed online.”

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The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Development

ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Development.jpgEdited by José M. Pérez-Pomares and Robert Kelly

This highly illustrated textbook has been prepared by the Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Development is the authority on cardiovascular development from a perspective of both basic scientists and clinicians.

The embryonic origin of congenital heart disease and its pathology has been analysed in depth. Modern concepts pivotal to the understanding of cardiovascular morphogenesis, including those still subject to controversy, have been highlighted and the content covers the ESC Core Curriculum.

The textbook will appeal to researchers and clinicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including molecular and developmental biologists working on mechanisms of heart development in a range of model organisms, as well as pathologists, morphologists, geneticists, and cardiologists.

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The ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology

Vascular Biology txtbook.jpgEdited by Robert Krams and Magnus Bäck

The ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology is a rich and clearly laid-out guide by leading European scientists providing comprehensive information on vascular physiology, disease, and research.

The textbook covers molecular findings and novel targets within the speciality while  providing the basics of vascular biology and disease pathophysiology. It also covers major changes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis that have occurred in recent years. Developments and recent breakthroughs in the field are specifically highlighted.

The official publication of the ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology, this print edition comes with access to the online version of Oxford Medicine Online for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.

The textbook particularly appeals to vascular biologists, cardiologists, and other practising clinicians.

 'The idea of a European Society of Cardiology-supported vascular biology textbook was evoked by the Working  Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology a few years ago. It has been an exciting and challenging project for the working group, and it is a great pleasure to now be able to present the ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology. Thanks to the invaluable contribution of leading European vascular biologists as authors and section editors, the ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology is intended as a reference work in the field for students, researchers and clinicians."

Magnus Bäck and Rob Krams - Editors of the ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology

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