Library 2.0: New edition of Braunwald’s The Heart on MD Consult
December 6, 2007
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MD-Consult has announced that an extensively revised new edition of the classic medical text, Libby: Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (8th edition – W.B. Saunders, 2007) is now available on the MD-Consult platform for subscribers.
Following are several excerpts from the Preface of the online 8th edition which outline some of these changes:
“This edition of Libby: Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine serves as the hub of a learning system designed to help physicians and students at all levels, from trainees to highly specialized practitioners, confront the challenge of staying abreast of this rapidly evolving field. We intend Heart Disease to constitute the “core curriculum,” an up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative ready reference for all practitioners“… “We strove to make the 8th edition an information source of practical clinical utility, grounded in the rapidly expanding evidence base that informs our practice. As in previous editions of Heart Disease, we present the scientific underpinnings that govern cardiovascular pathophysiology and provide a rational basis for understanding therapeutics and management of cardiovascular diseases encountered in clinical practice“… “Since the preparation of the last edition of Heart Disease, much has changed, a reflection of the rapid pace of progress in our specialty. We have thoroughly revised this new edition to reflect these multiple changes. Thirty of eighty-nine chapters are entirely new. Thus, more than one third of the 8th edition represents completely new material. There are 43 new authors, comparing the 8th to the 7th edition of Heart Disease. All of the chapters carried over from the 7th edition have undergone extensive revision to update them and heighten their utility”.
Text – Courtesy of W.B. Saunders – Copyright 2007 – All rights reserved