Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by James T. Willerson and Jay N. Cohn, 2nd ed, 2344 pp, with illus, $165, ISBN 0-443-07000-8, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
Cardiovascular medicine, more than most other disciplines of medicine, has undergone an information explosion. Reasoned judgment of the expert clinician has yielded to greatly enhanced understanding of basic mechanisms and the application of evidence-based medicine. This revolution was already underway in 1966, when the last edition of a comprehensive cardiology text by single author, Friedberg's Diseases of the Heart, appeared.
Cardiovascular Medicine, edited by James T. Willerson, MD, and Jay N. Cohn, MD, now appears in a second edition, which reflects the enormously broad spectrum of adult cardiology. The text organizes the field of cardiovascular medicine by specific disease processes. Basic mechanisms are discussed independently for each general disease process, as are diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Another goal is to incorporate worldwide thinking by including authors from many countries.
Cardiovascular MedicineCardiovascular Medicine. JAMA. 2001;286(1):96. doi:10.1001/jama.286.1.96-JBK0704-2-1