Handbook of Patient Care in Vascular Diseases, 5th Edition
The fifth edition of the Handbook of Patient Care in Vascular Diseases inaugurates the transition from one generation of authors (Hallett, Brewster, and Darling) to the next (Rasmussen, Clouse, and Tonnessen). The change in authors recognizes the need to pass the torch to the younger men and women who will lead the care of vascular patients into the future.
The first edition of the Handbook dates to 1982, when open surgery was well established but endovascular therapy was relatively new. Basic principles of care remain the same. However, new endovascular options, proliferating cardiovascular medicines, and developing cell therapies required a reorganization of the previous Handbook.
The central purpose of the original Handbook remains unchanged: To serve as a primer of principles that optimize patient outcomes. The authors have revised every chapter and added the latest in diagnostic and treatment approaches. They provide concise and clear suggestions to every member of the care team. Both novices and more experienced practitioners, including cardiologists, radiologists, and surgeons, will find some thing in these pages to help them in their daily work.
Every previous update of this Handbook has invited your feedback to improve future editions. Again, we encourage you to stay in touch with this enthusiastic new group of vascular specialists. They bring an exceptionally valuable handbook to you and your patients.