This remarkable two-volume book, presents the scientific foundations of modern cardiovascular medicine. Tremendous advances have been made in the last 50 years in biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, immunology, nerve conduction, carbohydrate metabolism, antibody production, and protein structure. These advances have altered the state of the art in cardiology and have led to high levels of understanding and new methods of treatment.
One hundred twenty-seven specialists in basic science and cardiology have contributed chapters, and each chapter is a book in itself, with exhaustive references. Included are sections on principles and methods in cardiac research; methods of study of cardiac function, including