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General Cardiology Textbooks

ESC CardioMed

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



ESC CardioMed is a groundbreaking initiative from European Society of Cardiology together with Oxford University Press that 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 encyclopedic 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, the ESC CardioMed will grow with the specialty over time. Highly illustrated with multi-media features embedded in articles, along with cross-referenced links to ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines, related content and primary research data in European Heart Journal, Cardiovascular Research, and the full ESC journal family, as well as all other major journals in the field, will further expand the scope of the ESC CardioMed.

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

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Here are 2 sections available: Section 35 Valvular Heart DiseaseSection 49 Peripheral Arterial Diseases

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ESC Professional Members and Fellows of the ESC (FESC) will benefit from exclusive free access to all sections of ESC CardioMed once it is fully launched - and numerous sections are already available.

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ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine


The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine has become the definitive reference work for every cardiology trainee, general cardiologist and specialist cardiologist as they develop their core knowledge of the subject.
Fully revised and updated with significant new sections, reflecting the current ESC Core Curriculum. The online edition allows users to answer multiple-choice questions to gain CME credits.

ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine:  The definitive print and online resource for every cardiologist training and practising today

All content has been thoroughly revised and updated, with 3 chapters merged and 7 completely new chapters!

Based on the Core Curriculum of the European Society of Cardiology, the integrated textbook and online package reflects ESC Guidelines, Task Force Reports and Scientific Statements, to provide the most indicative and relevant evidence-base available.

38 chapters guide the reader from the clinical presentation of the patient and initial investigations, through to comprehensive descriptions of disease processes and pathophysiological states, and finally to the complex interrelationship between the heart and the mind. Each chapter begins with a summary of the chapter featuring key learning points and is completed with personal reflections from the authors about the standing of their subject and its likely development during the next five years.

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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 also providing the basics of vascular biology and disease pathophysiology. It also covers the 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 of 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 & Rob Krams - Editors of the ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology

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