This updated second edition provides a comprehensive overview of cardiac pathology. Clear illustrations of the common styles of dissection are provided along with the normal anatomy and histology. The chapters cover autopsy heart examination, ischemic heart disease, myocarditis, sudden death, valvular disease, transplant pathology, cardiomyopathy, cardiac neoplasia and congenital heart disease with a clear analysis of diagnostic criteria (macroscopic, microscopic and genetic) for both common cardiac diseases and those of less common types. The text is accompanied by high quality macroscopic and microscopic images and references to other specialty data sources.
Cardiac Pathology: A Guide to Current Practice is aimed at established pathologists and trainees, as well as any clinician with an interest in cardiac disease. It will be of value to those working in cardiac surgery, cardiology and those in the autopsy/forensic fields.
Prof. Suvarna is a Consultant Histopathologist, based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He has a special interest in cardiovascular and respiratory/thoracic pathology. He is the lead examiner for Certificate for Autopsy Training (CHAT) for the Royal College of Pathologists, as well as the lead for the pathology component for the Royal College of Surgeons. He has experience of several decades of surgical cardiac pathology alongside autopsy related pathology. He is a national referral point for complex cardiac disease and provides expert court testimony.