Josef Veselka

Dr Josef Veselka, PhD attended medical school at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and graduated in 1989. He is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Department of Cardiology at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague. His main areas of expertise and interest are cardiomyopathies and interventional cardiology, and he is one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of structural and coronary interventions. Dr Veselka has published more than 250 scientific papers, edited 5 monographs and textbooks and is a member of several editorial boards of medical journals.

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Cardiomyopathy means "heart (cardio) muscle (myo) disease (pathy)". Currently, cardiomyopathies are defined as myocardial disorders in which the heart muscle is structurally and/or functionally abnormal in the absence of a coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease or congenital heart disease sufficient to cause the observed myocardial abnormalities. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the current knowledge of cardiomyopathies. Instead of following the classic interdisciplinary division, the entire cardiovascular system is presented as a functional unity, and the contributors explore pathophysiological mechanisms from different perspectives, including genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, invasive and non-invasive cardiology, imaging methods and surgery. In order to provide a balanced medical view, this book was edited by a clinical cardiologist.

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