Manual of Cardiac Diagnosis Kanu Chatterjee
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_1Manual of Cardiac Diagnosis_2
_3Manual of Cardiac Diagnosis
EditorsKanu Chatterjee MBBS Clinical Professor of Medicine The Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa United States of America Emeritus Professor of Medicine University of California, San Francisco United States of America
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_5Contributors _7Preface
Diagnosis is the first stone, which needs to be turned in order to discover the cure. Progress in the diagnosis and management of patients with congenital and acquired heart diseases has been intimately tied to technological developments in cardiac imaging.
We have witnessed the development of newer diagnostic techniques and the refinement of older methods for detection of cardiovascular pathology. Molecular imaging, three-dimensional echocardiography, and intravascular ultrasound imaging have been introduced. Advances have occurred in cardiovascular nuclear, computerized tomographic, and magnetic resonance imaging.
In this book, the advancements in these diagnostic techniques and their clinical applications in the practice of cardiology have been extensively discussed. The role of resting and stress electrocardiography and echocardiography has also been elaborated upon.
The success of cardiac angiography stimulated the continued development of selective catheter coronary arteriography, which is the driving force in the progress and increased effectiveness of coronary artery bypass surgery, prosthetic valve replacement, and valve repair.
With contributions from nationally and internationally recognized experts, an effort has been made to bring forth a book that will serve as a useful diagnostic manual for students and practitioners, whole-heartedly involved in the field of cardiology.
Kanu Chatterjee