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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87

Emerging technologies for heart disease: A book review


Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Australia

Date of Submission20-Feb-2021
Date of Decision12-Mar-2021
Date of Acceptance04-Apr-2021
Date of Web Publication24-Apr-2021

Correspondence Address:
Eli Gabbay
Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_14_21

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How to cite this article:
Gabbay E. Emerging technologies for heart disease: A book review. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2021;7:87

How to cite this URL:
Gabbay E. Emerging technologies for heart disease: A book review. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jun 22];7:87. Available from: https://www.j-pcs.org/text.asp?2021/7/1/87/314473



Genre : Scientific Literature

Edition : 1st

Year : 2020

Editor : Udi Nussinovitch, MD PhD

Publisher : Academic Press, Elsevier

Release Date : September 2, 2020

Pages : 553 (v1) and 543 (v2)

Rs : 200$ per volume

OCLC : 1173279261 and 1173011968

ISBN : 978-0-12-813706-2 and 978-0-12-813704-8

Language : English

Subject : Cardiovascular Medicine, Technology

Media type : Hardcover, eBook

ASIN : B08GJPRPDF and B08GJPR243



The most difficult challenge faced by an editor of a modern medical text book must be how to maintain relevance as technologies advance. This is particularly so for a textbook titled Emerging Technologies for Heart Disease. Ironically, the book's editor in chief, Udi Nussinovitch, does this in part by ensuring that each chapter begins firmly implanted in a historical perspective. This helps the text have a timeless feel about it. I suspect that even in several years' time, the textbook will maintain its relevancy if only to highlight the timelines and physiological and historical basis on which currently emerging technologies have been formed, many of which will become standards of care.

The two-volume textbook is split into sections covering systolic and diastolic heart failure, valvular disorders, ischemic heart disease, ventricular and supraventricular tachyarrhythmias, as well as bradyarrhythmias. There are specific sections on devices and electronics involved in monitoring and therapy of heart failure and other cardiac diseases. The text appropriately and unapologetically emphasizes newer technologies which are emerging and in many cases, not fully established. In doing so, the editor may be seen to have taken a risk as at least some of these technologies have not yet been optimized and others still may never become part of standard care. Yet in my view, this focus underscores the value of the text. The fact that Nussinovitch has sought and received contributions from a veritable who's who of the cardiac world, from the USA, Canada, Europe, and the editor's native Israel, is testament to the respect with which the editor is held.

I thoroughly enjoyed the text, and have been in equal parts educated and enthralled by its contents and emphasis. I commend it to cardiologists, cardiac scientists, academics, and scholars.






 

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