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MGH Cardiology Board Review

  • Comprehensively covers the cardiology board syllabus

  • Utilizes board-style question and answer sections and tips from recent exam candidates to reinforce key learning points

  • Emphasis is on rapid reference with content designed for effective access to key information

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. How to Ace Cardiology and the Boards Including What to Review

    • Hanna K. Gaggin, James L. Januzzi Jr.
    Pages 1-7
  3. History and Physical Examination

    • Jonathan R. Salik, Hanna K. Gaggin, Douglas E. Drachman
    Pages 9-30
  4. Acute Coronary Syndrome

    • Neel M. Butala, Farouc A. Jaffer, Marc S. Sabatine
    Pages 59-80
  5. Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

    • Romit Bhattacharya, Pradeep Natarajan
    Pages 81-123
  6. Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

    • Akl C. Fahed, Claudia U. Chae
    Pages 125-154
  7. Cardiovascular Disease in Women and in Pregnancy

    • Emily S. Lau, Amy A. Sarma, Nandita S. Scott, Malissa J. Wood
    Pages 155-173
  8. Stress Testing and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

    • Omar Issa, Garrett Loomer, Aaron L. Baggish
    Pages 175-190
  9. Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention

    • Kenta Nakamura, Rahul Sakhuja, Ik-Kyung Jang
    Pages 191-222
  10. Pericardial Disease and Hemodynamics

    • Nino Mihatov, Gregory D. Lewis, Aferdita Spahillari
    Pages 223-239
  11. Venous Thromboembolism

    • Jeremy D. Jacobson, Ido Weinberg
    Pages 241-254
  12. Pulmonary Hypertension

    • Anne M. van Beuningen, Gregory D. Lewis
    Pages 255-270
  13. Vascular Disease and Venous Thromboembolism

    • Vladimir Lakhter, Jay Giri, Joseph Garasic
    Pages 271-286
  14. Diseases of the Aorta

    • David M. Dudzinski, Eric M. Isselbacher, Kaavya Paruchuri
    Pages 287-306
  15. Supraventricular Arrhythmias

    • Neal A. Chatterjee, William J. Kostis, Patrick T. Ellinor, Jeremy N. Ruskin
    Pages 307-322
  16. Bradycardia and Pacemakers/CRT

    • Neal A. Chatterjee, Gaurav A. Upadhyay, Jagmeet P. Singh
    Pages 323-338
  17. Ventricular Arrhythmias, Defibrillators, Sudden Cardiac Death and Syncope

    • William J. Hucker, E. Kevin Heist, Steven A. Lubitz, Conor D. Barrett
    Pages 339-363
  18. Systemic Disorders Affecting the Heart

    • Sarah V. Tsiaras, Daniela R. Crousillat
    Pages 365-386
  19. Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

    • Doreen De Faria Yeh, Ami B. Bhatt
    Pages 387-420

About this book

This comprehensively revised new edition prepares the reader for the cardiology board examination, as well as provide a concise review of the essentials of general cardiology and the less common but clinically relevant topics in a dynamic and time-efficient manner, augmenting existing learning. It uses board-style questions and answers at the end of each topic, enabling readers to test their learning and commit key concepts to long-term memory. Instructive figures and tables are used to consolidate teaching points. This book also contains practical tips from recent board exam takers and other resources in order to make best use of the reader’s limited time.


In the MGH Cardiology Board Review, the Editors have compiled the expertise of over 60 experienced authors in a succinct volume, applying methods thoroughly tested in Board Review.  In addition, two very important sections on ECGs and images are included, contents of which are derived from the board examination answer keys, the very ones that readers are expected to know.  Plans on how to best approach board examination preparation and what additional resources to go to are provided.  In short, this book has all the strengths to ensure your success on the boards exam. 


  • Cardiology training
  • Cardiology fellowship
  • Board Review
  • Study Guide
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Echocardiography
  • Arrhythmias
  • Endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

    Hanna K. Gaggin, James L. Januzzi Jr.

About the editors

Dr. Hanna K. Gaggin, MD MPH is a cardiologist, educator and clinical investigator at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She has focused on innovative cardiology education through her role as the Cardiology Subspecialty Core Educator for the Internal Medicine Residency at Mass General, the founder and editor of the MGH Cardiology Board Review Book 1st and 2nd edition, founder and course director of the MGH Cardiology Board Review Course with Harvard Medical School 2017, course director for the On Demand Harvard Medical School, Encore Medical Education and Hansa Medical Program Postgraduate Course in Advanced Cardiology and the founder and former course director for the weekly Board Review Conference at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cardiology Fellowship.

Her research focuses on evidence-based application of Precision Medicine in Cardiology. She is involved in single and multi-center clinical trials to evaluate heart failure, TTR amyloidosis and myocardial infarction phenotypes and response to therapy using novel machine learning techniques, biomarkers and longitudinal data. She serves as an Editorial Consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. 

Dr. Gaggin graduated from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2003. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Virginia Health System, followed by an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Quantitative Methods in 2007. She completed her clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and clinical research fellowship at Mass General and joined the faculty at Mass General in 2012.    

Dr. James L. Januzzi, MD, is a clinician, teacher and clinical trialist focused on the optimal care of patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease.  He is the Hutter Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a staff cardiologist at Mass General Hospital and Senior Cardiometabolic Faculty at Baim Institute for Clinical Research. After completing his undergraduate studies at Holy Cross College in 1988, Dr. Januzzi graduated as the top-ranked student at New York Medical College, and subsequently performed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiac Ultrasound at the Mass General Hospital.  He joined the Cardiology Division at Mass General in 2000.

His research has contributed extensively to the understanding of cardiac biomarker testing, where his studies have set international standards for use in diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients suffering from heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. In addition, he has participated in leadership of numerous clinical trials of heart failure therapies, anticoagulants, and diabetes care drugs.  Dr Januzzi has published more than 600 manuscripts, book chapters and review articles and has edited 5 text books. He is among the top 1% most cited researchers, according to Clarivate/Web of Science.  He is an Associate Editor at both Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.  He is a member of the American College of Cardiology Board of Trustees.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: MGH Cardiology Board Review

  • Editors: Hanna K. Gaggin, James L. Januzzi Jr.

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-45791-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-45792-1

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 673

  • Number of Illustrations: 149 b/w illustrations, 109 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cardiology

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-45792-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)