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July 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:200

Sudden cardiac death

Mary N Sheppard

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Editors: Capucci, A Piacenza, I Publisher: Informa HealthCare, 2006 ISBN: 9781841845784 Price: £80 The risk of sudden death after myocardial infarction is described particularly with regard to the era of early reperfusion/stent insertion. Pathophysiology is very well dealt with looking in detail at the substrate for arrhythmias, different types of arrhythmias and treatment of these, including ablation, drug therapy and implantable defibrillators. An interesting point made is that patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) still die because the public erroneously think that ICDs will avoid the risk of sudden death and make

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January 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:42

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance made easy

Dana Dawson

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Editors: Varghese A, Pennell D Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2008 ISBN 978-0-443-10301-8 Price £19.99 This book affords the opportunity to derive a comprehensive overview of this highly technical field in a concise and yet easy-to-read format. Edited by Dr Anitha Varghese and Professor Dudley Pennell, from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, one of the world’s foremost clinical and academic CMR departments, it also draws upon the experience of a number of international experts. The first chapter, written by Dr Varghese, introduces the reader to the principles of CMR. It sets the tone of the book with sufficient technical in

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