The ESC Handbook on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198759935

Juan Carlos Kaski; Keld Per Kjeldsen
904 ページ
100 x 180 mm
The European Society of Cardiology

The ESC Handbook on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, based on the most recent guidelines in cardiovascular pharmacology, and containing a comprehensive A-Z formulary of common and less commonly used cardiac drugs and drug groups, provides practical and accessible guidance on all areas of drug prescribing. Previously published as Drugs in Cardiology, this new edition has been developed by the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Pharmacology is an integral aspect in almost all disciplines within cardiology and all cardiologists use cardiovascular drugs. Completely updated and aligned with the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines for prescribing, this handbook is essential reading for consultants, registrars in training, general practitioners, specialist cardiac nurses and cardiovascular pharmacologists.


Section 1: Cardiovascular Disease PreventionSE: Heinz Drexel, Massimo Piepoli and Josep Perk:
1 Robert Zweiker and Sabine Perl: Hypertension
2 Heinz Drexel: Dyslipidaemia
3 Christoph Saly: Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
4 Freek Verheugt: Thrombosis
Section 2: Ischaemic Heart DiseaseSE: Sven Wassmann and Alexander Niessner:
1 Abhiram Prasad and Claire Raphael: Acute Coronary Syndromes
2 Gaetano Antonio Lanza and Antonio De Vita: Chronic stable angina
3 Peter Ong and Udo Sechtem: Coronary artery spasm and microvascular angina
4 Alexander Lyon, Mark Sweeney, and Elmir Omerovic: Takotsubo Syndrome
Section 3: Heart FailureSE: Faiez Zannad and Theresa McDonagh:
1 Faiez Zannad, Joao Pedro Ferreira, and Theresa McDonagh: Heart failure
2 Finn Gustafsson and Kasper Rossing: Heart transplantation
Section 4: ArrhythmiasSE: Antoni Martinez-Rubio and Dan Atar:
1 George Dan and Jan Steffel: Atrial fibrillation
2 Julio Marti: Supraventricular (narrow complex) tachycardias
3 Martin Borggrefe, Erol Tulumen, and Josep Brugada: Ventricular arrhythmias
4 Haran Burri: Bradyarrhythmias
5 Ricardo Ruiz-Granell: Syncope
Section 5: Structural heart diseaseSE: Claudio Ceconi and Francesca Mantovani:
1 Francesca Mantovani: Valvular Heart Disease
2 Giovanni Boffa and Claudio Ceconi: Myocarditis/ Pericardial Syndromes
3 Giovanni Boffa: Cardiomyopathy
4 James Tonkin, Kate Ryan and Brendan Madden: Pulmonary Hypertension
Section 6: Management of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and lactation and in the presence of co-morbiditiesSE: Debasish Banerjee and David Goldsmith:
1 Debasish Banerjee, Robin Ramphul, and David Goldsmith: Kidney disease
2 Anita Banerjee, Debasish Banerjee, and Vivek Jha: Pregnancy and lactation
3 Nina Hojs, Aftab Ala, and Debasish Banerjee: Liver disease
Section 7: Major drug interactionsSE: Birgitte Klindt Poulsen and Ljubica Vukelic Andersen:
1 Maja Hellfritzsch Poulsen and Marlene Lunddal Krogh: Major drug interactions
Section 8: Cardiovascular drugs from A to ZSE: Juan Tamargo:
1 Juan Tamargo, Ricardo Caballero and Eva Delpon: Cardiovascular drugs from A to Z
Section 9: Non-cardiac drugs affecting the heart - from A to ZSE: Juan Tamargo:
1 Eva Delpon and Juan Tamargo: Non-cardiac drugs affecting the heart


Professor Kaski is the Immediate Past Director of the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute, St George's, University of London. He is Doctor of Science, University of London, Fellow of the Royal College of physicians (London), the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, among over 20 other scientific societies worldwide. He is Deputy Editor in Chief, International Journal of Cardiology, Editor in Chief, European Cardiology Review and the Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy book series, ISCP.; Professor Kjeldsen is author of over 200 papers and multiple books. Presenter of over 100 lectures nationally and internationally, he is Chairman at 45 scientific sessions. He has extensive experience as peer reviewer at scientific journals, from editorial boards, as chairman and organizer of meetings and congresses and as examiner of theses and research projects nationally and internationally. Teaching interests include Cardiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and research methodology.