Cardiology at its Core

by Peysh Patel


A comprehensive learning resource translating cardiology principles to practice for postgraduate clinicians who are commencing specialist training in cardiology

Taking a ‘first principles’ approach to anatomy, physiology, and pathology, Cardiology at its Core explores key areas pertinent to cardiovascular medicine from a conceptual perspective, combining the best points of a handbook and a textbook by translating principles to practice.

The text is interspersed with a range of flow charts, tables, and diagrams to engage the reader and enable long-term comprehension and recall. Each chapter ends with ‘hot points’ and self-assessment sections to highlight material of particular relevance and consolidate learning. Landmark trials, including those published as recently as 2022, are highlighted within the main text and summarised succinctly at the end of each chapter for further reading.

Cardiology, at its core, includes content on:

  • Underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology, followed by an exploration of diagnostic strategies and management options
  • Electrophysiological principles, atrial fibrillation, narrow complex tachycardias, broad complex tachycardias, bradycardias and conduction disease
  • The cardiac pump, arterial and venous system, regulation of the circulatory system, coronary vasculature, stable angina and non-invasive testing
  • Ischaemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, valvular disease, cardiomyopathies, and crucial integration of concepts from bench to bedside

Cardiology at its Core is an ideal learning resource for those commencing specialty training. It is also broadly aligned with European guidelines, resulting in the provision of a relevant and contemporary revision aid for those undertaking core specialist examinations prior to the completion of training.