Cardiac Pathology

A Guide to Current Practice

  • S. Kim Suvarna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 1-17
  3. Paul D. Morris, Jonathan Sahu
    Pages 19-42
  4. Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Peter W. G. Brown
    Pages 43-69
  5. Peter R. Jackson
    Pages 71-86
  6. S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 87-108
  7. Michael T. Ashworth
    Pages 109-115
  8. Katarzyna Michaud
    Pages 117-131
  9. Ulrik Baandrup
    Pages 133-146
  10. Siân Hughes
    Pages 147-161
  11. Desley A. H. Neil
    Pages 163-181
  12. Siân Hughes
    Pages 183-200
  13. Doris M. Rassl, Susan J. Davies
    Pages 201-221
  14. Michael T. Ashworth
    Pages 223-244
  15. S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 245-270
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 271-280

About this book


Cardiac disorders are an exciting area of classic pathology and recently defined disease. Cardiac Pathology: A Guide to Current Practice discusses the various disorders and also provides a backdrop of developmental embryology, diagnostic imaging and current therapeutics.

Cardiac Pathology: A Guide to Current Practice aims to deliver in bench-book format a comprehensive overview of cardiac pathology that is relevant to those practicing in surgical pathology and autopsy arenas. Clear illustrations of the common styles of dissection are provided along with the normal anatomy and histology. Chapters cover the approach to the autopsy heart, ischemic heart disease, myocarditis, sudden death, valvular disease, transplant pathology, cardiomyopathy, cardiac neoplasia and congenital heart disease with a clear analysis of diagnostic criteria (macroscopic, microscopic and genetic) for both common cardiac diseases and those of rare format. The text is accompanied by high-quality macroscopic and microscopic images and references to other in-depth specialty data sources.

Although aimed in particular at pathologists, Cardiac Pathology: A Guide to Current Practice should also be of value to cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and other professions allied to medicine.


Autopsy Cardiac Cardiomyopathy Congenital heart disease Coronary artery disease Diagnostic imaging Electrophysiology Embryology Genetics Heart Histopathology Myocarditis Neoplasia Pathology Sudden death Therapeutics Transplant Valve disease

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Kim Suvarna
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of PathologyNorthern General HospitalSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2406-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2407-8
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