Volume 1 includes 36 separate topics grouped into the main subspecialities:
Congenital heart disease
This is the first volume of an annual publication which will be an invaluable resource for all practising cardiologists needing to keep up to date in the major clinical areas.
Atherogenesis: current understanding of the causes of atheroma.
Acute coronary syndrome presentation – clinical spectrum and management.
Acute coronary syndromes: risk stratification.
Acute myocardial infarction: thrombolysis.
The natural history of acute myocardial infarction.
Management of the post–myocardial infarction patient: rehabilitation and cardiac neurosis.
Intervention in coronary artery disease.
Epidemiology, aetiology, and prognosis of heart failure.
The diagnosis of heart failure.
Non–transplant surgery for heart failure.
The cardiomyopathies: an overview.
Diagnosis and management of dilated cardiomyopathy.
Arrhythmogenic righ ventricular cardiomyopathy: diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Worldwide perspective on valve disease.
Timing of aortic valve surgery.
Cardiac valve surgery in the octogenarian.
Anticoagulation in valvar heart disease: new aspects and management during non–cardiac surgery.
Interface between valve disease and ischaemic heart disease.
Clinical anatomy of the aortic root.
Cardiovascular surgery for Marfan syndrome.
Temporary cardiac pacing.
Antiarrhythmic drugs: from mechanisms to clinical practice.
Treatment of atrial flutter.
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia.
Antenatal diagnosis of heart disease.
Interventional catheterisation. Opening up I.
Interventional catheterisation. Opening up II.
Myocardial perfusion imaging.
Positron emission tomography and myocardial imaging.
Non–invasive coronary artery imaging with electron beam computed tomography and magnetic resonance.
Mycarditis pericarditis and other pericardial diseases.
Heart disease in the elderly.
Thyroid disease and the heart.
Evaluation of large scale clinical trials and their application to usual practice