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Book and Media Reviews
March 22/29, 2006

Women and Heart Disease

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(12):1453-1458. doi:10.1001/jama.295.12.1454

As the epidemic of heart disease among women receives more and more attention, with commensurate research, physicians need help sorting through myriad clinical trial results to find practical answers to complicated questions. A reference that provides concise, straightforward information to help clinicians care for women with heart disease efficiently and effectively is critically needed.

Women and Heart Disease, second edition, edited by Nanette Kass Wenger and Peter Collins, is precisely such a resource. It is a valuable source of easily accessible information contributed by world experts. In the introduction, the editors write that the book is intended to be a “well-referenced resource for the practicing physician that incorporates the latest available information”—and it certainly delivers.