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Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 11th Edition

By Douglas P. Zipes, MD

ISBN: 9780323463423

Pub Date: 2/22/2018


Reviewed by: Ronald Chong-Yik, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)



This is the eleventh edition of the definitive, comprehensive reference for cardiovascular medicine. This edition has been updated with a multitude of additional chapters. It also offers an enhanced ebook version for use on mobile devices (iOS and Android), PCs, and Macs.



The purpose is to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference in cardiovascular medicine.



The audience is anyone learning or practicing cardiovascular medicine, including trainees, midlevel providers, and practicing physicians. The comprehensive nature of this reference presents learning opportunities for providers at any level.



The book is organized into 99 chapters subdivided into 11 unique parts that cover a wide variety of topics ranging from stable ischemic heart disease to emerging and evolving areas such as cardio-oncology. There are over a dozen new chapters including ones on chronic lung disorders and cardiovascular disease, the approach to the patient with cardiac arrhythmias, and transcatheter treatment of congenital heart disease. The presentation is comprehensive and encompasses everything from basic science concepts behind cardiovascular disease to the public health burden of cardiovascular diseases to the latest and greatest in clinical treatment options.



This is the gold standard of references for anyone learning or practicing cardiovascular medicine. The authors and contributors continue to update and add new information in this ever-changing field. This book should be in the library of anyone who sees and treats patients with cardiovascular disease.


Doody’s Review Service Weighted Numerical Score: 93 — 4 Stars!

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  • Kathy L Lampl MD
    June 19, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    When is the 12th edition expected to be published?

    • Author
      July 10, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Hi Kathy-
      The 11th edition was just published in February 2018. The 12th edition is scheduled to be published in April 2022.