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December 7, 1994

Textbook of Interventional Cardiology, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center New York, NY

JAMA. 1994;272(21):1713-1714. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520210097043

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The second edition of Textbook of Interventional Cardiology, edited by Eric J. Topol, MD, is a comprehensive, multiauthored work that presents the cognitive basis for contemporary percutaneous catheter-based therapies for cardiac and vascular disease. The emphasis is appropriately on the management of patients with coronary and valvular heart disease.

The book has expanded to two volumes since the first edition, published in 1989. This is a reflection of the rapid growth in knowledge of the clinical and biologic effects of current and emerging interventional techniques. It is also a reflection of the editor's broad definition of the areas that belong in the knowledge base of an interventional cardiologist. The book does not provide instruction in the performance of procedures but rather focuses on procedural indications, outcomes, and related clinical and biologic issues.

In this spirit, the first eight chapters are devoted to drug therapies that are used adjunctively or alternatively

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