Sheffield cardiologists are among the world leading contributors in the making of a major new cardiology textbook highlighting developments in the field.
Based at the Northern General Hospital`s South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic Centre, it is the largest contribution of any other centre in the world.
Out of the 49-chapters of “Practical Interventional Cardiology” 14 chapters have been written by Sheffield cardiologists.
It was launched at the European Society of Cardiology`s annual congress in Barcelona in August.
Interventional cardiology procedures can treat heart diseases by using thin, hollow, flexible catheters instead of open heart surgery – reducing the pain and recovery time.
The comprehensive book, which was last updated 15 years ago, was edited and led by Dr Ever Grech, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Grech said: “Interventional cardiology is a rapidly changing field, so I am delighted that many of my colleagues have played such a prominent role in advancing interventional Cardiology techniques and expanding the knowledge base hat is available to professionals working in the field.”