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Our collection of 75 books.

  • Atrial Fibrillation - Mechanisms and Treatment
    Atrial Fibrillation - Mechanisms and Treatment
    Edited by Tong Liu
    ISBN 978-953-51-1023-1,
    246 pages, February, 2013
    Atrial fibrillation is a rapidly evolving epidemic associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and its prevalence has increased over the past few decades. In the past few years, the recent understanding of the diverse mechanisms ...
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
    Ischemic Heart Disease
    Edited by David C. Gaze
    ISBN 978-953-51-0993-8,
    210 pages, February, 2013
    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is ranked as the leading cause of death world wide, responsible for 17.1 million deaths globally each year. Such numbers are often difficult to comprehend. A coronary even occurs every 25 seconds and CVD kills one person ...
  • Research Directions in Tumor Angiogenesis
    Research Directions in Tumor Angiogenesis
    Edited by Jianyuan Chai
    ISBN 978-953-51-0963-1,
    300 pages, February, 2013
    Angiogenesis is an extension process of the cardiovascular network within human body. It is usually triggered by the demand of oxygen and nutrients from the fast growing tissue and uncontrollably dividing cells, as seen during wound healing and tumor ...
  • Cardiac Defibrillation
    Cardiac Defibrillation
    Edited by Damir Erkapic, Tamas Bauernfeind
    ISBN 978-953-51-0931-0,
    186 pages, January, 2013
    Sudden cardiac death and ventricular arrhythmia play a prominent role in mortality in our era. One of the biggest milestones in the therapy of ventricular arrhythmias was the invention of cardiac defibrillation. There were several important developme ...
  • Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker Therapy
    Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker Therapy
    Edited by Attila Roka
    ISBN 978-953-51-0703-3,
    298 pages, August, 2012
    Patients with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators are frequently encountered in various healthcare settings. As these devices may be responsible for, or contribute to a variety of clinically significant issues, familiarity with their function and ...
  • Atrial Septal Defect
    Atrial Septal Defect
    Edited by P. Syamasundar Rao
    ISBN 978-953-51-0531-2,
    202 pages, April, 2012
    Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) are relatively common both in children and adults. Recent reports of increase in the prevalence of ASD may be related use of color Doppler echocardiography. The etiology of the ASD is largely unknown. While the majority o ...
  • The Cardiovascular System - Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications
    The Cardiovascular System - Physiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Implications
    Edited by David C. Gaze
    ISBN 978-953-51-0534-3,
    492 pages, April, 2012
    The cardiovascular system includes the heart located centrally in the thorax and the vessels of the body which carry blood. The cardiovascular (or circulatory) system supplies oxygen from inspired air, via the lungs to the tissues around the body. It ...
  • Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Atherothrombosis
    Traditional and Novel Risk Factors in Atherothrombosis
    Edited by Efrain Gaxiola
    ISBN 978-953-51-0561-9,
    152 pages, April, 2012
    Atherothrombosis has reached pandemic proportions worldwide. It is the underlying condition that results in events leading to myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke and vascular death. As such, it is the leading cause of death worldwide manifested ma ...