A Handbook of Aortic Valve Disease contains a detailed description of the disease. Etiology, pathogenesis and hemodynamics of Aortic Stenosis and Regurgitation have been dealt in simple and comprehensible manner. Special effort has been made to explain the clinical features (Symptoms and signs) of aortic valve disease. Probably the clinical features is the forgotten art in the newer text books. However, the author has taken a special interest to include a detailed description of clinical features. In the investigation section, echocardiography has been written comprehensively. The diagnosis, severity and prognosis of aortic valve disease depends heavily on echocardiography. The natural history of aortic valve disease in another section where readers will find interesting and minute details about the various stages of aortic valve disease. The treatment section includes description about the various interventions (catheter based as well as surgical) and it also includes the ACC / AHA guidelines. All in all, the book promises to be a great reference book for Aortic Valve disease and is worth having it on shelf for easy reading.
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March 01, 2012
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