Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology

Paul J. Mather (Editor), MD-Professor of Medicine, Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center,Jefferson Heart Institute, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityPaul J. Mather, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Jefferson Medical College. He is the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center at the Jefferson Heart Institute. Dr. Mather received his undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Temple University Hospital.
Dr. Mather has worked in several areas of research within the fields of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Echocardiography. His major research interests are in left ventricular remolding, RV function in the setting of pulmonary hypertension, and mechanical assist devices. Dr. Mather is a member of the American College of Cardiology and The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and The Heart Failure Society of America as well as the Scientific Sessions Program Co-Chair for the 2010 Meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Mather has won multiple teaching awards at Temple University School of Medicine and Jefferson Medical College. He has authored many articles and reviews and has served on the editorial boards of multiple medical journals.

The Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology offers a comprehensive, easily navigable guide to cardiac disorders and their treatment for residents, general internists and practicing cardiologists.  This important compendium covers everything from arrhythmias to hemodynamics, fully preparing physicians to assess their cardiac patients at the point of care. Several chapters are devoted to reviewing methodologies and uses of the most up-to-date imaging technology such as echocardiography and CT/MR.

As the U.S. population ages, physicians of all stripes will need to become increasingly familiar with cardiac disorders in general and heart failure in particular. The Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology stands out as the authoritative text designed to address this need, packaged in the most concise, readily accessible format available.

Key Features:

  • Expert treatment recommendations for a range of cardiac disorders
  • Detailed guidance on cardiac imaging, including indications and methodologies
  • Clinical chapters on patient prevention and disease management
  • Trusted information from the renowned Jefferson Heart Institute


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