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. The pointwise and concise writing has made this book specially useful for students and exam going students.
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The author is an interventional cardiologist. He has completed his cardiology training from prestigious G S Seth Medical czollege and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India. He has worked as cardiology fellow in Galsgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow for 1 year. After completion of fellowship he has been practicing cardiology in Gujarat, India for ten years. He has vast experience in Coronary as well as Rheumatic heart disease (RHD). RHD is still quite common in India and is a major cause of admission in hospitals. The author has rich experience of balloon valvuloplasties. His experience in dealing with valvular heart disease gives him an edge in writing a detailed book about aortic valve disease. He has also published "A Handbook of Rheumatic Fever" with Authorhouse. Apart from this handbook he has been a co-author of a book called "Patel's Atlas on Transradial Interventions: The basics" The author has compiled the details about the aortic valve disease in great details and is sure the handbook will be very useful to students as well as practitioners.
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