Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow.
Topol's Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine appears in its third edition 5 years after the second. This is a large comprehensive work, with 198 authors, 1628 pages, 89 chapters, and an estimated 16 000 references. It is accompanied by a DVD that includes the entire text, illustrations, and references, plus 21 additional chapters that are not in the printed book. The infrastructure remains much the same, but a number of new chapters have been added, covering clinical topics such as prevention of heart failure, cardiac resynchronization, perioperative management, percutaneous heart valve repair, and several topics in basic science.
Hancock EW. Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. JAMA. 2007;297(12):1379-1383. doi:10.1001/jama.297.12.1379-b