This atlas reviews the spectrum of pathologies affecting the structures of the cardiovascular (CV) system most frequently encountered in sudden cardiac deaths, and has been conceived as a first step for making CV pathology diagnoses. It is almost impossible to establish an accurate diagnosis based only on morphology, and therefore this atlas is to assemble knowledge and points of view from two medical specialties, cardiology and forensic pathology. It has been designed as a practical visual reference that includes a summary of clinical characteristics, many high quality images and clear tables containing the main morphological characteristics of each disease. Clinico-Pathological Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases has been written by cardiologists and forensic pathologists and histopathologists, which enables a combination approach in each chapter, to produce a thorough resource that will be of relevance to a wide range of specialists, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, forensic doctors, and pathologists.
Methodology of cardiovascular autopsy.- Pulmonary Artery Pathology.-Pathology of Aorta.- Pathology of the pericardium.-Coronary atherosclerotic disease.-Non-atherosclerotic coronary disease.- Valve Pathology.- Cardiomyopathies.- Cardiac system pathology.- Cardiovascular pathology secondary to consumption of ethanol, drugs of abuse and medicaments.- Cardiac tumors.?
Prof. Joaquin Lucena is head of the Forensic Pathology Department, Institute of Legal Medicine, Seville (Spain) and Associated Professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Cadiz Medical School. Visiting professor of different universities in Europe and South America. Founder and first President of the Spanish Society of Forensic Pathology. Councillor of the board at the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP). His areas of research include cardiovascular pathology and sudden death (young and adults), sudden death in sports and cardiovascular pathology related to drugs of abuse. Prof. Luis Alonso-Pulpon is Head of Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain and Past-president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. His field of research includes heart failure and heart transplant. He is one of the pioneers of heart transplantation in Europe. Pablo Garcia-Pavia is a consultant cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology of Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain. This center is the leading heart transplant center in Spain. His professional activity is related with the heart failure and heart transplant section. The Cardiomyopathy Unit itself acts as referral unit for familial cardiac disease at the Spanish National Health System. His areas of research also includes cardiomyopathies with special focus on genetics. M. Paz Suarez-Mier has been working on forensic pathology for more than 20 years at the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences in Madrid. She has a special interest in sudden cardiac death during sport activities. In 2003 a paper about this topic published in Revista Española de Cardiología received the award to the best paper of the year.