Library resources & services for Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Respiratory services

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Respiratory medical & surgical services
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.


NHS England COVID-19 Specialty guides
Guidance for the role and use of non-invasive respiratory support in adult patients with coronavirus (confirmed or suspected)
Clinical guide for the optimal use of Oxygen therapy during the coronavirus pandemic
Clinical guide for extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory failure in adults during the coronavirus pandemic


NICE COVID-19 Rapid guidelines
Severe Asthma
Managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community
Antibiotics for pneumonia in adults in hospital
Community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Cystic fibrosis
Acute myocardial injury
Interstitial Lung Disease


British Cardiovascular Society
COVID-19 Clinicians Resource Hub


British Thoracic Society
COVID-19: information for the respiratory community


COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
If you would like to receive this email alert, which contains latest research articles and news from government departments, please contact

They also have created the Finding the evidence: Coronavirus page.


Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme 
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.



New ejournal content added 11/02/2021
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology  1995-
Circulation Research 1953-
Hypertension 1979-
Journal of Hypertension 1997-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/2021
Manual of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 18/01/2021
Allergy and Asthma Made Easy 
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 14/12/2020
Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/12/2020
Atlas of Pediatric Echocardiography
Moore’s Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Nunn and Lumb’s Applied Respiratory Physiology
Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)





Databases (

Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care staff
EMBASE- European biomedicine– good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE-international nursing & allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical topics
useful for health psychology/recovery

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See our main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.




Evidence Based Practice and CPD

A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:

    • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
      Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
      When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
    • ClinicalKey  – clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and multimedia resources
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
    • Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
    • TRIP Database clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
    • UpToDate  ‘evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).




Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Respiratory journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

Journal Coverage Notes
American Heart Journal 2007-

2 months ago

American Journal of Cardiology 2007-
American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease 2011-
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2003-
American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 2011-
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia 2008-
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology 2008-
Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2013-
Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2011-
Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology 1997-
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007-
Annals of Vascular Surgery 2007-
Archives of Bronchology 2010-
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases 2007-
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology 1995-
Artery Research 2007-
Atherosclerosis 2007-
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2001-
BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2001-
BMJ 1840-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 2006-
Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2007-
Canadian Respiratory Journal 2013-
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 2009-
Cardiology Clinics 2007-
Cardiology Research 2010-
Cardiology Research and Practice 2009-
Cardiology Today 2008-
Cardiovascular Diabetology 2002-
Cardiovascular Pathology 2007-
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine 2007-
Cardiovascular therapeutics 2008-
Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003-
Case Reports in Cardiology 2011-
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions 1999-
Chest 1935-1 yr embargo
Chronic Respiratory Disease 2004-
Circulation 1950-
Circulation Research 1953-
Clinical Lung Cancer 2007-
Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine 2008-
The clinical respiratory journal 2007-
Clinics in Chest Medicine 2007-
Cor et Vasa 2012-
Current Medical Literature: Cystic Fibrosis 2011-
Current Opinion in Cardiology 1999-
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 1999-
Current Problems in Cardiology  2007-
Echocardiography 1997-
European journal of heart failure 1999-
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2007-
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Extra 2007-
European Respiratory Review 2005-
Global Heart 2011-
Heart 1939-
Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care 2007-
Heart Failure Clinics 2007-
Heart, Lung and Circulation 2007-
Heart Rhythm 2007-
Hypertension 1979-
Indian Heart Journal 2012-
International Journal of Cardiology (IJC)  2007-
International Journal of Cardiology (IJC) Heart & Vasculature
(formerly IJC Heart & Vessels 2013-14)
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2006-
International Journal of Vascular Medicine 2010-
Interventional Cardiology Clinics  2007-
JACC (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)  2007-
JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 2008-
JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions 2008-
JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology 2015-
JACC: Heart Failure   2013-
Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis 1994-
Journal of Cardiac Failure 2007-
Journal of cardiac surgery 1997-
Journal of Cardiology 2007-
Journal of Cardiology Cases 2010-
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2007-
Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography  2007-
Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 1997-
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2008-
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006-
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2007-
Journal of Electrocardiology 2007-
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2007-
Journal of Hypertension 1997-
Journal of interventional cardiology 1997-
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 2007-
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2007-
Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) 2012-
Journal of the American College of Cardiology See JACC (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2007-
Journal of the Association for Vascular Access 2007-
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2007-
Journal of Thoracic Disease 2009-
Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007-

1984-2 yrs ago

Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders 2012-
JTCVS Open 2020-
Lancet (1) 1992- 2 months ago
Lancet (2) 2007-
Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2013-
Lung Cancer 2007-
Microcirculation 1997-
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2010-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2007-
Open Respiratory Medicine Journal 2007-
Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: A Comparative Atlas 2007-
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology 1997-
Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 2007-
Pediatric pulmonology 1997-
Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health 2010-
Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2007-
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology  2007-
Pulmonary Circulation 2011-
Pulmonary Medicine 2010-
Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2007-
Respiratory Investigation  2012-
Respiratory Medicine 2007-
Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2012-
Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology 2007-
Respiratory Research 2000-
Respiratory Therapeutics Week 2003-
Respirology 1997-
Resuscitation 2007-
Reviews in Vascular Medicine 2013-
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2007-
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual 2007-
Seminars in Vascular Surgery 2007-
Stroke 1970-
Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2007-
Thoracic Surgery Clinics 2007-
Thorax 1840-
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine 2007-
Tuberculosis 2007-
Vascular Cell  2009-
Vascular Health and Risk Management 2005-
Vascular Medicine 1998-
Vascular Pharmacology 2007-
World Journal of Cardiology 2009-




Books (guide)

Search our print and electronic book holdings.
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).


Selected specialty content from 2010 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

Title Year Edition Author
150 ECG problems (up to 3 simultaneous users) 2013 4th Hampton
200 practice questions in cardiothoracic surgery. 2015 Raja
ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease 2015 3rd England
ABC of COPD 2017 3rd Currie
ABC of Hypertension 2015 6th Beevers
ABC of pleural diseases 2018 Rahman
Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease 2021 Dougherty
Advanced Cardiac Imaging 2015 Nieman
Advanced Echocardiographic Approaches 2012 Gillam
Allergy and Asthma Made Easy 
2020 Sami
Anderson’s paediatric cardiology 2020 4th Anderson
Arrhythmia Essentials 2017 2nd Olshansky
Arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease: a case-based approach 2019 Balaji
ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography 2016 2nd Lang
Atlas of 3D Echocardiography 2013 Gill
Atlas of cardiac surgical techniques 2019 2nd Sellke
Atlas of endovascular venous surgery 2019 2nd Almeida
Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS) 2011 McKenna
Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology 2012 Iskandrian
Atlas of Pediatric Echocardiography 2021 Kucera
Atlas of Thoracic Surgical Techniques 2010 Zwischenberger
Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy 2014 Chaikof
Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine 2019 11th Zipes
Bronchoscopy and Central Airway Disorders 2012 Colt
Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside 2017 7th Zipes
Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites 2016 4th Boxt
Cardiac intensive care 2019 3rd Brown
Cardiac pacing and ICDs 2020 7th Ellenbogen
Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique 2012 2nd Doty
Cardiology secrets 2018 5th Levine
Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders 2020 Martinez-Garcia
Cardiovascular Imaging 2011 Ho
Cardiovascular Imaging Review 2011 Koster
Cardiovascular intervention : a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease. 2016 Bhatt
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2019 3rd Manning
Cardiovascular Pathology 2016 4th Buja
Cardiovascular physiology 2019 11th Pappano
The cardiovascular system at a glance 2020 5th Aaronson
Cardiovascular Therapeutics:
A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 
2012 4th Antman
Carpentier’s Reconstructive Valve Surgery:
From Valve Analysis to Valve Reconstruction
2010 Carpentier
Cases in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy 2014 Yu
Cases in Interventional Cardiology 2011 Ragosta
Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias 2020 4th Huang
Cellular and Molecular Pathobiology of Cardiovascular Disease 2014 Willis
Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnosis 2018 7th Reed
Chest X-rays for medical students: CXRs made easy 2020 2nd Clarke
Chronic Coronary Artery Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2018 de Lemos
Clinical arrhythmology and electrophysiology: a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease 2019 3rd Issa
Clinical cardiac pacing, defibrillation, and resynchronization therapy 2017 5th Ellenbogen
Clinical Electrocardiography: a Simplified Approach 2012 8th Goldberger
Clinical Lipidology : a Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2015 2nd Ballantyne
Clinical practice manual for pulmonary and critical care medicine 2018 Landsberg
Clinical Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease 2012 6th Perloff
Clinical Respiratory Medicine 2012 4th Hutchison
Coronary Stenting: A Companion to Topol’s Textbook of Interventional Cardiology 2014 Price
Crash Course: Cardiology 
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2013 4th Churchhouse
Crash Course: Cardiovascular system  
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2012 4th Evans
Crash Course: Respiratory system 
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2013 4th Hickin
Critical heart disease in infants and children 2019 3rd Ungerleider
Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias  2011 Bredikis
Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2014 5th Stanley
Diabetes in Cardiovascular Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2015 McGuire
Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2018 3rd Gatzoulis
Diastology 2021 2nd Klein
ECG interpretation for everyone : an on-the-spot guide 2012 Kusumoto
ECG Made Easy
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2013 8th Hampton
The ECG made practical
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2019 7th Hampton
ECG mastery : improving your ECG interpretation skills 2020 2nd Jones
ECG (Medical student survival skills) 2020 Jevon
ECG Notes: interpretation and management guide 2016 3rd Jones
The ECG Workbook 2014 3rd Rowlands
Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease 2012 Lewin
Echocardiography in Heart Failure 2012 St John Sutton
Echocardiography Review Guide 2016 3rd Otto
Electrocardiography of Arrhythmias: A Comprehensive Review 2012  Das
Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart  2011 2nd Saksena
Endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms: standard and advanced techniques 2018 Donas
ERS handbook : respiratory medicine 2019 3rd Palange
The ERS handbook of invasive mechanical ventilation 2019 Heunks
Essential Echocardiography 2013 2nd Ryding
Essential Echocardiography: Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. 2019 Solomon
Essential respiratory medicine 2019 Paramothayan
Fast facts: Heart failure 2017 2nd Korczyk
Felson’s principles of chest roentgenology: a programmed text. 2020 5th Goodman
Genomic and Precision Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease 2018 3rd Ginsburg
Goldberger’s clinical electrocardiography: a simplified approach 2018 9th Goldberger
Handbook of cystic fibrosis 2016 Filbrun
Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2020 4th Felker
High-Yield Thoracic Pathology 2012 Husain
Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2012 2nd Black
IASLC Thoracic Oncology 2018 2nd Pass
Illustrated anatomical segmentectomy for lung cancer. 2012 Nomori
Imaging of Diseases of the Chest 2010 5th Hansell
Interstitial lung disease 2018 Collard
Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook 2018 4th Kern
Interventional Procedures for Adult Structural Heart Disease 2013 Lasala
Intraoperative and Interventional Echocardiography: Atlas of Transesophageal Imaging 2018 2nd Oxorn
Introduction to vascular ultrasonography 2020 7th Pellerito
JACC’s imaging cases in cardiovascular intervention 2021 King
Kaplan’s cardiac anesthesia : for cardiac and noncardiac surgery 2017 7th Kaplan
Kaplan’s essentials of cardiac anesthesia for cardiac surgery 2018 2nd Kaplan
Kendig and Chernick’s Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children 2019 9th Wilmott
Kern’s cardiac catheterization handbook. 2020 7th Sorajja
Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery 2013 4th Kouchoukos
Lecture Notes: Respiratory Medicine 2015 9th Bourke, S. J
Managing COPD 2013 3rd Russell
Manual of coronary chronic total occlusion interventions: a step-by-step-approach 2018 2nd Brilakis
Manual of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions 2021 Brilakis
Mechanical circulatory support: a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease 2020 2nd Kirklin
Moore’s Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
2019 9th Moore
Muller’s imaging of the chest 2019 2nd Walker
Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine 2016 6th Broaddus
Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Ongoing European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Myocardial Infarction: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2017 Morrow
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System 2011 2nd Kaminsky
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Cardiovascular System 2014 2nd Conti
Netter’s cardiology 2019 3rd Runge
Netter’s Correlative Imaging: Cardiothoracic Anatomy 2013 Gotway
Nunn and Lumb’s Applied Respiratory Physiology
2021 9th Lumb
Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2021 9th Bhatt
Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing 2014 2nd Olson
Park’s Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners 2021 7th Park
Park’s the pediatric cardiology handbook 2016 5th Park
Pathology of the Lungs 2011 3rd Corrin
Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography 2014 Reich
Pleural disease 2020 Maskell
Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia 2013 5th Hensley, F.A.
Practical Aspects of ECG Recording. 2012 Crawford
Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography 2011 2nd Sidebotham
Practical Pulmonary Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach 2018 3rd Leslie
The practice of clinical echocardiography 2017 5th Otto
Preventive Cardiology: Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2011 2nd Blumenthal
Principles of Cardiac and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2015 Hutchison
Principles of Cardiovascular Radiology 2012 Hutchison
Principles of Echocardiography 2012 Hutchison
Principles of Pulmonary Medicine 2019 7th Weinberger
Principles of Vascular & Intravascular Ultrasound 2012 Hutchison
Problem Solving in Cardiovascular Imaging 2012 Abbara
Problem solving in chest imaging 2020 Digumarthy
Pulmonary function tests in clinical practice 2019 2nd Altalag
Pulmonary manifestations of systemic diseases 2019 Wuyts
Pulmonary pathology 2018 2nd Zander
Rapid cardiac care 2018 Menzies-Gow
Respiratory nursing at a glance 2017 Preston
Respiratory physiology 2019 2nd Cloutier
The Respiratory System at a Glance 2015 4th Ward
Rutherford’s vascular surgery and endovascular therapy 2019 9th Sidaway
Sabiston and Spencer Surgery of the Chest 2016 9th Sellke
Sclerotherapy 2017 6th Goldman
Severe asthma 2019 Chung
Structural Heart Cases: A Color Atlas of Pearls and Pitfalls. 2019 Sorajja
Teaching Files: Chest 2010 Silva
Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 2018 6th Otto
Textbook of interventional cardiology 2020 8th Topol
Thoracic imaging: the requisites. 2019 3rd Shepard
Thoracic Surgery for the Acute Care Surgeon 2020 Galante
Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease
2021 5th Otto
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice 2019 6th Loftus
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at a Glance 2014 McMonagle
Vascular and Interventional Imaging: Case Review Series
2016 3rd Saad
Vascular and Interventional Radiology:
The Requisites
2014 2nd Kaufman
Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease   2020 3rd Craeger