“A Handbook of Aortoarteritis and Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva” contains a detailed description of these diseases. Aortoarteritis is a relatively common disease in Indian subcontinent. It is a common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy in this region. It has various presentations due to stenotic involvement of aorta and its branches. Ruptured sinus of Valsalva although rare but has catastrophic clinical presentation. These diseases require early recognition and diagnosis to optimize management of patients. Current text books lack a detailed description of these diseases. Special efforts have been made by the author to give a thorough overview of these diseases. Clinical features (Symptoms and signs), investigations, natural history, prognosis as well as management have been dealt in details. Clinical features are probably the forgotten art in the newer text books. However, the author has taken a special interest to include a detailed description of clinical features. The treatment section includes description about the various interventions (catheter based as well as surgical). The author has published a series of handbooks on Rheumatic fever and Valvular heart diseases from AuthorHouse. Like his previous books, this book also has extensive description of all aspects of the disease.
All in all, the book promises to be a great reference book for Aortoarteritis and Ruptured sinus of Valsalva and is worth having it on shelf for easy reading. The point wise and concise writing has made this book useful for students especially exam going students.