Under the editorial leadership of noted cardiologist Dr. Hector O. Ventura, Current Problems in Cardiology provides focused, comprehensive coverage of important clinical topics in cardiology. Each monthly issues, addresses a selected clinical problem or condition, including pathophysiology, invasive and noninvasive diagnosis, drug therapy, surgical management, and rehabilitation; or explores the clinical applications of a diagnostic modality or a particular category of drugs. Critical commentary from the distinguished editorial board accompanies each monograph, providing readers with additional insights. An extensive bibliography in each issue saves hours of library research.
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The purpose of Current Problems in Cardiology is to provide comprehensive review articles and symposia on topics pertaining to both fundamental cardiovascular science and the practice of cardiovascular medicine.
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Journal article, one to three authorsDe Luca G, Suryapranata H, Marino P: Reperfusion strategies in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an overview of current status. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 50:352-382, 2008
Journal article, more than three authorsBoden WE, Shah PK, Gupta V, et al: Contemporary approach to the diagnosis and management of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 50:311-351, 2008
Journal article in pressSlepian MJ: Polymeric endoluminal paving: a family of evolving methods for extending edoluminal therapeutics beyond stenting. Cardiol Clin (in press)
BookCaliff RM, Mark DB, Wagner GS: Acute Coronary Care (ed 2). St. Louis, MO, Mosby, 1993
Chapter in a bookSchlebert HR: Principles of positron emission tomography, in Marcus ML, Schelbert HR, Skorton DJ, et al (eds): Cardiac Imaging, Philadelphia, PA Saunders, 1991, pp 1140-1168
Paper presented at a meetingArdehali A, Laks H, Drinkwater D, et al: Heart transplantation for congenital heart diseases. Presented at the American College of Cardiology 43rd Annual Scientific Session, Atlanta, Georgia, March 14, 1994 Tables
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