A. John Camm, Thomas F. Luscher, Gerald Maurer, Patrick W. Serruys
Oxford University Press; 3rd Edition
Winner of the BMA Cardiology Book Award 2019
As a consistently growing knowledge base; The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine; 3rd Edition; (PDF) together with ESC CardioMed; arms all cardiologists – from consultants and trainees to device specialists and allied healthcare professionals – with a great; multifaceted resource encompassing all features of cardiovascular medicine.
“The glory of medicine is that it is always moving ahead; that there is always more to learn. William James Mayo; 1928.”
This 3rd edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine is a wanted attempt to improve lifelong learning for cardiologists; indeed; it will be a beneficial resource for all of those members of the healthcare team devoted to the care of patients. ESC CardioMed; the new digital dimension with constant updates; is a particularly appealing feature and much needed to give timely updates on topics. Reflection on Will Mayo’s quote from 1928 at a time of comparatively slow growth in information to lead clinical practice compared to the existing rapid pace of new discoveries and ongoing analysis of clinical practice stresses the challenge for clinicians to ‘keep up’. Connecting new evidence-based data to clinical practice guidelines with advanced digital technologies is an amazing approach and will greatly improve what happens at the bedside in clinical decision-making.
Medicine is a scholarly profession; this involves a commitment to lifetime learning which is one marker of the best in our profession. We critically evaluate what we do and try to improve care for our patients with discovery; innovation; and sharing of experience. Those who uphold their scholarly endeavors; even while busily dedicated to heavy clinic practice responsibilities; will find substantial satisfaction with these ESC educational efforts. My personal view is that scholarly activity; broadly defined; is a cure for burnout among physicians. I am sure this third edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine and the ESC CardioMed digital version with updates will contribute prominently to enhancing care for the patients we serve and ease the scholarly milieu of clinical practice.
NOTE: The product includes the ebook; The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine 3e in PDF. No access codes are included.