Clinical Cases in Cardiology

A Guide to Learning and Practice

  • Alessandro Capucci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Acute Ischemic Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Vittoria Matassini, Matilda Shkoza
      Pages 3-15
    3. Marco Marchesini, Marco Morelli, Luca Piangerelli
      Pages 17-26
  3. Mimicking Ischemic Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Alessia Urbinati, Marco Flori
      Pages 29-34
    3. Alessia Urbinati, Michela Brambatti
      Pages 35-39
    4. Giulia Pongetti, Azzurra Fabbrizioli
      Pages 41-51
    5. Azzurra Fabbrizioli, Giulia Pongetti
      Pages 53-62
  4. Heart Failure and Resynchronization Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Andrea Romandini, Simone Maffei
      Pages 65-78
    3. Simona Masiero, Marco Morelli
      Pages 79-93
    4. Maria Vittoria Matassini, Luca Piangerelli, Matilda Shkoza
      Pages 95-107
    5. Laura Cipolletta, Michela Brambatti
      Pages 109-116
  5. Cardiomyopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Marco Marchesini, Erika Baiocco
      Pages 119-128
    3. Alessandro Barbarossa, Erika Baiocco
      Pages 129-139
    4. Alessandro Maolo, Simona Masiero
      Pages 141-151
    5. Michela Brambatti, Matilda Shkoza
      Pages 153-163
  6. Valvular Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Lorena Scappini, Simone Maffei, Alessio Menditto
      Pages 167-181
    3. Marco Flori, Lorena Scappini, Luca Piangerelli
      Pages 183-192
    4. Alessia Urbinati, Marco Marchesini, Ilaria Mazzanti
      Pages 193-197
  7. Rhythm Disorders: Tachyarrhytmias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Alessandro Barbarossa, Daniele Contadini, Marco Flori
      Pages 201-211
    3. Daniele Contadini, Alessio Menditto
      Pages 213-226
    4. Jenny Ricciotti, Alessio Menditto
      Pages 227-239
    5. Erika Baiocco, Azzurra Fabbrizioli
      Pages 241-252
  8. Rhythm Disorders: Bradyarrhytmias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Andrea Romandini, Lorena Scappini
      Pages 255-264
    3. Andrea Romandini, Marco Morelli
      Pages 265-274
  9. Channelopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Alessandro Barbarossa, Giulia Pongetti
      Pages 277-285
    3. Maria Vittoria Matassini, Alessandro Maolo
      Pages 287-297
  10. Miscellanea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Laura Cipolletta
      Pages 311-324
    3. Laura Cipolletta, Jenny Ricciotti
      Pages 325-336
    4. Simone Maffei, Jenny Ricciotti
      Pages 337-348

About this book


This book presents and describes a series of informative clinical cases with the aim of providing the reader with a clear understanding of the most frequent and challenging scenarios that a cardiologist may face during daily clinical practice. All major topics in modern clinical cardiology are addressed, including acute ischemic heart disease, conditions that mimic ischemic heart disease, heart failure and resynchronization therapy, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, and channelopathies. Guidance is provided on imaging techniques and their interpretation, patient management taking into account potential comorbidities, and follow-up appropriate to the clinical circumstances. The paradigmatic clinical cases in this book will serve as a sound basis for learning for medical students, residents, and others wishing to meet successfully the challenges posed by cardiac disease. In addition, the book will be a very useful reference for the more experienced cardiologist.


Bradyarrhythmias Channelopathies Defibrillators Heart failure Home monitoring Ischemic heart disease Life-threatening arrhytmias Resynchronization therapy Tachyarrhythmias Valvular heart disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology ClinicUniversità Politecnica delle Marche Ospedali Riuniti AnconaAnconaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19925-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19926-9
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