This third edition of what has now become a well-established textbook in cardiovascular medicine is again edited by Dr Eugene Braunwald with the assistance of 65 other authors who read like a Who's Who of American Cardiology. Since the second edition, 12 new chapters have been added or substituted and others have been significantly revised.
The first volume includes Part I on "Examination of the Patient" and Part II on "Normal and Abnormal Circulatory Function." The second volume deals with specific diseases. Part III, "Diseases of the Heart, Pericardium and Vascular System," includes new sections on "Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease," "The Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis," and "Interventional Catheterization Techniques." Part IV, "Broader Perspectives on Heart Disease and Cardiologic Practice," includes new chapters on "Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease," "Aging in Cardiac Disease," and "Cost Effective Strategies in Cardiology." The last 200 pages of the book (Part V) are devoted to