The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine has become the definitive reference work for every cardiology trainee, general cardiologist and specialist cardiologist as they develop their core knowledge of the subject. Based on the Core Curriculum of the European Society of Cardiology,the integrated textbook and online package reflects ESC guidelines, Task Force reports and Scientific statements, to provide the most indicative and relevant evidence-base available. Now totally revised and updated, with significant new sections on heart disease in specific contexts, and available as a combined book and online access package, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Second edition is the must-have must-read resource for everyone currently working in thefield. 38 chapters guide the reader from the clinical presentation of the patient and initial investigations, through to comprehensive descriptions of disease processes and pathophysiological states, and finally to the complex interrelationship between the heart and the mind. Each chapter begins with asummary of the chapter featuring key learning points, and is completed with personal reflections from the authors about the standing of their subject and its likely development during the next five years. The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine represents the core knowledge expected of all cardiologists from those in training to those seeking professional reaccreditation. With contributions from over 120 internationally-recognised specialists, all the material has been fully peer reviewed andapproved by the ESC Education Committee, to ensure the highest level of accuracy and relevance. Readers can test their knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions online, which can be completed to gain European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)-accredited CME points. Using a clear layout and attractive design, the aim is to make the content easy to assimilate. Full-colour diagrams and simple tables are interspersed throughout to facilitate this. Chapters relating to cardiac imaging, for example echocardiography, computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonanceand nuclear cardiology, feature extensive full-colour imagery. A video library complements the online material. The entire book has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new chapters on sports and heart disease, occupational and regulatory aspects of heart disease, non-cardiac surgery in cardiac patients, the psychological impact of heart disease, and the heart and other systems. The integrated online access opens a gateway to further resources. Detailed Further reading sections point to landmark studies and research for more in-depth knowledge. Search the full contents online and link to other resources, or download all the images.