Clinical investigators at the University of Alabama have been among the leaders in research on acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular surgery. The highlights of a decade of clinical research and their practical implications are summarized in 15 chapters—10 principally by the editors and five by their colleagues: Oberman, Eddleman, Logic, Froelicher, and Kouchoukos.
The presentation is in a comfortable style, suggestive of a continuing education lecture course rather than a textbook. The book, like many such courses, focuses on the interests and areas of research expertise of the authors. Each chapter provides good historical perspectives, numerous illustrations (mostly reprinted from