Forensic Cardiovascular Medicine

1st Edition

Basil RuDusky

CRC Press
Published April 15, 2009
Reference - 210 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420094312 - CAT# 94319

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Advance Praise for Forensic Cardiovascular Medicine

"Using his vast experience in the medical-legal theater, Dr. RuDusky addresses a very complicated field in a simple and concise manner. Stressing the importance of honesty, integrity, and accuracy of data, he provides an insightful and interesting approach to the problems facing today's medical community."

— John H. Ellis, IV, M.D., F.A.C.C., Chairman, Department of Cardiology, Wyoming Valley Healthcare System and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

"... a must-read for any new and training physician … I now understand why Dr. RuDusky is considered to be a medical expert in his own right."

— Damien M. Marycz, M.D., Internal Medicine Resident, Cleveland Clinic

"Dr. RuDusky has always been fair, impartial, logical, and concise in his analysis … This book adds significantly to a better understanding of the complex medicine behind his opinions."

— Robert K. Randall, Prominent Midwest malpractice attorney

"…this book is significant … a major contribution for use by physicians, physicians’ students, lawyers and judges connected with the field of forensic medicine in many different contexts."

—Michael D. Schottland, Prominent East Coast malpractice attorney


An Essential Text from a World-Renowned Expert in Cardiology 



A unique resource for medical examiners and forensic specialists, Forensic Cardiovascular Medicine draws upon Dr. Basil RuDusky’s vast experience to provide coverage of the clinical aspects of cardiac disease in a forensic context. The book emphasizes some of the most frequently encountered cardiovascular medical problems facing the medical examiner or forensic medical specialist, while also placing special emphasis on those conditions and disease states that are apt to be overlooked, misdiagnosed, or tardily considered.

  • Covers death certificates, autopsies, and the role of the medical examiner
  • Presents 25 case studies from the author’s experience to illustrate concepts, including cardiac trauma, vascular abnormalities, specific cardiopathic disorders, and toxic, physical, technical, epidemiological, and social influences
  • Contains the first complete classification of myocardial contusion and blunt cardiac trauma
  • Includes a special section on the cardiovascular effects of breast cancer therapy

Dr. RuDusky has served as a consultant for the federal government, corporations, insurance companies, and independent medical service agencies. He sits on the manuscript review board for several medical journals and is associate editor of Angiology, the official international journal of the American Society of Angiology and the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis. In this volume, he brings his considerable expertise to this survey of the topic.


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