Now in its Third Edition, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease is a concise introduction to diseases of the cardiovascular system. Introductory chapters review basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, heart sounds and murmurs, imaging and catheterization techniques, and the electrocardiogram. Early chapters review the structure and function of the heart. The main body of the book addresses the major groups of cardiovascular disease: atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, mechanisms of arrhythmias and their diagnosis, hypertension, diseases of the pericardium, diseases of peripheral vasculature, and congenital heart disease. The last chapter of the book is devoted to cardiovascular drugs.