This is designed to cover the core subjects for a continuing medical education programme in cardiology. This series is now collected in book form, creating a comprehensive update for cardiologists in key topical areas. Every peer reviwed contribution has been commissioned from a leading international specialist, to give a concise, yet authoritative review. Chapters are enhanced with full colour illustrations and useful summaries, and additional references and ongoing correspondence can be accessed via the Heart website. Volume one includes 36 separate topics grouped into the main subspecialities: coronary disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, valve disease, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease, imaging techniques, and general cardiology.