Marco Tubaro is head of the ICCU at San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome . He is a member of the founding board of the WG Acute Cardiac Care (now Acute Cardiovascular Care Association) of the ESC and was previously national secretary of ANMCO (Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists). A visiting professor at Camerino University in Italy, Tubaro is an author of more than 370 papers. Pascal Vranckx is a consultant in interventional cardiology and medical director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Hartcentrum in Hasselt, Belgium. He is a research affiliate to the department of cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also clinical consultant and chair of the Clinical Events Committee Core Laboratories at Cardialysis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Pascal Vranckx has authored over 70 publications and over 10 chapters in textbooks and is an associate editor of the ESC Textbook of Acute Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine 2010 and is deputy editor of EuroIntervention. Susanna Price trained in both cardiology and intensive care medicine, and is a consultant cardiologist and intensivist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Her main interests are intensive care cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, and critical and perioperative/periprocedural echocardiography. She developed a national training programme in ALS-compliant periresuscitation echocardiography, endorsed by the BSE and supported by the Resuscitation Council. Dr Price sits on a number of committees including Chair of the Accreditation/Certification Committee in Acute Cardiac Care(ESC), a member of the Working Group Intensive Care Echocardiography (ESICM), the Executive Committee European trans-catheter valve replacement/repair registry(ESC), Accreditation Committee(BSE), Education & Training Committee, Intensive Care Society and the ESC Task Force MCQs and Professional Standards. Christiaan Vrints is past president of the Executive ACCA Board and a Nucleus Member of the Association. He is Professor of cardiology at the University of Antwerp and head of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium.
Review from previous edition The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care is an exceptional resource and invaluable review text. An excellent purchase for senior clinicians in cardiology and critical care and a must-have for cardiac intensivists-in-training, it also will be useful to scientists, clinical investigators, journal editors, and practicing clinicians. JAMA In summary I found this textbook to be concise, yet comprehensive in its coverage of this important topic and believe it will be of considerable value to those who work in acute and intensive cardiac care. In general, it is authoritative rather than scholarly. However, it seems like a worthy curriculum for accreditation in this field and should help achieve the goal of making acute cardiac care uniform and of high quality across Europe. Circulation The book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and clear review of the basic science, pathophysiology, and evidence-based medicine that comprises the core of IACC. It is encyclopedic and well written, and its 181 authors represent a Whos Who of respected contributors throughout Europe and the world. The level of detail, the plethora of topics, the quality of the illustrations, the expertise of the authors, and the depth of the bibliographies are impressive. The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care is an exceptional resource and invaluable review text. An excellent purchase for senior clinicians in cardiology and critical care and a must-have for cardiac intensivists-intraining, it also will be useful to scientists, clinical investigators, journal editors, and practicing clinicians. Journal of the American Medical Association