A concise straightforward guide to the recognition and management of ischaemic heart disease written by experts from around the world. The text is highly structured and will provide the clinically relevant information needed by today's practitioners. Firstly the disease is explored covering definition, epidemiology (prevalence, incidence, age and sex) pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Also described are diagnostic procedures including technique, indications, contraindications, limitations and possible complications. Each topic has been illustrated with high quality colour photographs, line diagrams and radiographs. The book also includes important new information on the use of stem cells in ischaemic heart disease.