Cardiovascular diseases have emerged as a major health problem in India and other developing countries. Emphasizing cardiovascular diseases in these areas, the Illustrated Textbook of Cardiovascular Pathology has been compiled for use by residents and consultants in pathology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and internal medicine. Its simple and systematic approach is easy to read and clearly delineates the disease process. An overview of the normal heart provides a point of reference for further discussion. A straightforward approach to congenital heart disease evaluation using line diagrams helps facilitate and solidify understanding.