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Elsevier publishes broad, interdisciplinary reference on cardiovascular research

One of seven new biomedical research titles, 'Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine' will benefit students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty


Cambridge, MA, December 12, 2017 - Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of the most reputable and easily searchable cardiovascular-focused basic and translational reference work for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences. Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine offers more than 200 articles covering every aspect of the field, as well as fully annotated figures, abundant color illustrations and links to supplementary datasets and references. Elsevier also announced publication of six additional biomedical research and engineering titles.

An unparalleled, one-stop resource, the encyclopedia includes reliable foundational content on genetics, cancer, immunology, cell biology and molecular biology. It offers readers a broad, interdisciplinary overview of the concepts in cardiovascular research and medicine with applications across biomedical research. Editors-in-Chief Douglas B. Sawyer and Ramachandran S. Vasan chose authors from an international board of leading scholars, rendering the text trustworthy, contemporary and representative of the global scientific expertise in these domains.

Explore the topic of mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in this sample chapter from Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine.

Douglas Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D. is Co-Director, Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Research Lab and

Chief, Cardiovascular Services at Maine Medical Center, USA. As a physician-scientist focused on heart failure, he leads a research and training program developing novel insights into the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and innovative strategies to prevent and treat advanced heart failure. Ramachandran Vasan, M.D. is a noninvasive cardiologist with specialization in cardiovascular epidemiology, and a senior investigator at the Framingham Heart Study, USA. He is the co-director of the echocardiography and vascular testing laboratory at the Framingham Heart Study and directs its fellowship training program. His epidemiological research has focused on four inter-related areas: the epidemiology of congestive heart failure, population-based vascular testing and echocardiography, epidemiology of high blood pressure, and exercise physiology.

The seven new biomedical research and engineering titles are:

  • Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine, edited by Douglas B. Sawyer and Ramachandran S. Vasan

  • Genetics of Bone Biology and Skeletal Disease, Second Edition, edited by Rajesh V. Thakker, Michael P. Whyte, John A. Eisman and Takashi Igarashi

  • Manual of Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach, Second Edition by Emmanouil Brilakis

  • Heart Failure in the Child and Young Adult: From Bench to Bedside, edited by John Jefferies, Anthony Chang, Joseph Rossano, Robert Shaddy and Jeffrey Towbin

  • Genomic and Precision Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease, Third Edition, edited by Geoffrey S. Ginsburg and Huntington F. Willard

  • Molecular Pathology: The Molecular Basis of Human Disease, Second Edition, edited by William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis

  • Omics Technologies and Bio-engineering: Towards Improving Quality of Life, edited by Debmalya Barh and Vasco Azevedo

In order to meet content needs in biomedical research and engineering, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of biomedical researchers and engineers, and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.


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About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, Scival, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

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