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Books, Journals, New Media
September 28, 2005

Cardiovascular Disease

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(12):1555-1556. doi:10.1001/jama.294.12.1555

The first edition of this book was published in 1996 as Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease. The change in the title from Atherosclerosis to Atherothrombosis reflects enhanced understanding of the disease process.

The second, single-volume edition has 105 chapters by more than 200 authors of worldwide repute. Although the book has been shortened, it has 10 new chapters, which discuss the latest developments in understanding the genetics of atherothrombosis, plaque morphology, and newer imaging modalities. Other notable and useful chapters cover the surgical and nonsurgical management of carotid artery disease and the role of behavioral modification and alternative medicine. The second edition is a major revision in accordance with the tremendous increase in knowledge of the molecular basis of atherothrombosis and its clinical management, based on multiple large-scale clinical trials.

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