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  • Hot Topics in Echocardiography
    Hot Topics in Echocardiography
    Editor Angelo Squeri
    ISBN 978-953-51-1204-4,
    146 pages, November, 2013
    Echocardiography is still the most used imaging technique for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy and function and today it plays an essential role in daily decision making. The echocardiographic technology and its applications have widely developed i ...
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
    Pulmonary Hypertension
    Editor Jean M. Elwing and Ralph J. Panos
    ISBN 978-953-51-1165-8,
    242 pages, July, 2013
    This volume presents overviews as well as in depth reviews of many aspects of the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) especially PH related to thromboembolic disease. Saleem Sharieff presents a compre ...
  • Arteriovenous Fistulas - Diagnosis and Management
    Arteriovenous Fistulas - Diagnosis and Management
    Editor Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris
    ISBN 978-953-51-1178-8,
    210 pages, July, 2013
    Arteriovenous fistulas are shunts between arteries and veins that can be found in many organs of the human body such as the brain, skin, eye and lung. These lesions can be symptomatic by causing ischemia, through the process of the steal phenomenon, ...
  • Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis
    Recent Advances in Infective Endocarditis
    Editor Steven W. Kerrigan
    ISBN 978-953-51-1169-6,
    132 pages, June, 2013
    Endocarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart and valves. It can be due to a non-infectious cause but when the inflammation is associated with an infection, usually bacterial, it is known as infective endocarditis. It is typically charac ...
  • Cardiomyopathies
    Cardiomyopathies
    Editor José Milei and Giuseppe Ambrosio
    ISBN 978-953-51-1103-0,
    330 pages, June, 2013
    The disease of the heart muscle may occur secondarily to common diseases, such as ischemic, hypertensive and valvular, among others. However, there is a group of conditions with intrinsic myocardial involvement from gene or multifactorial etiology, a ...
  • Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
    Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
    Editor Elena Aikawa
    ISBN 978-953-51-1150-4,
    540 pages, June, 2013
    Due to population aging, calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) has become the most common heart valve disease in Western countries. No therapies exist to slow this disease progression, and surgical valve replacement is the only effective treatment. Ca ...
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Myocarditis
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Myocarditis
    Editor José Milei and Giuseppe Ambrosio
    ISBN 978-953-51-1082-8,
    206 pages, May, 2013
    Myocarditis is a clinical syndrome, most frequently of infectious etiology, that occurs with a broad range of relatively non-specific symptoms, and consists of an inflammatory process of the heart with necrosis and degeneration of the myocardium by ...
  • Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices
    Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices
    Editor Kazuo Komamura
    ISBN 978-953-51-1111-5,
    102 pages, May, 2013
    Recent Advances in the Field of Ventricular Assist Devices covers recent various advances and developments relating to ventricular assist devices and their diverse complications. Firstly, we overview recent technical advances as well as current indic ...