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Book and Media Reviews
February 25, 2009

Hurst’s the Heart

JAMA. 2009;301(8):884-885. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.188

The 42 years since the publication of the first edition of this standard reference textbook have been accompanied by an explosive increase in what is known regarding cardiovascular genetics, cellular pathophysiology, and cardiac function. This hefty tome consists of 115 chapters written by 256 authors representing a diverse and international group of experts. Existing chapters have been extensively revised and new chapters added concerning the human genome, cardiovascular practice guidelines, and evolving imaging technology for assessing coronary and noncoronary atherosclerotic disease.