Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine

Databases for Cardiology

Editors: Meester, G.T., Pinciroli, F. (Eds.)

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A database is in principle just a large collection of related or separate data, systematically stored in a computer. It should be possible for the data to be easily entered into the database-structure and afterwards also easily read, corrected and processed. The later analysis of data from such a database is greatly enhanced by the availability of special query languages and statistical analysis programs, not only for serial items but also for large combinations of data. Query languages, such as SQL (Structured Query Language) developed especially for these purposes, make databases easily accessible, also to researchers who may not be very well versed in computer programming. The cardiological/medical clinician and researcher of today is of necessity confronted more and more with computer-based data storage. Interest is of course focused primarily on the clinical use of such databases more than on the technical design itself, except for some very specific, personalized applications. For the latter approach, there are at present many software packages commercially available, especially designed for use in the personal computer environment. This book is comprised out of a number of contributions by various authors with differing backgrounds and from many different countries. The editors, being a cardiologist and an information scientist, have strived to achieve an equilibrium between these two fields. The chapters in this book form a cross-section of the many approaches to database design and implementation in the area of cardiology.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Introduction to basic concepts on methods and techniques for databases

    Pages 3-39

    Walters, Richard F.

  • Observational databases: a clinical perspective

    Pages 41-50

    Knoebel, Suzanne B.

  • Advanced instruments and methods for the development of databases applied to cardiology

    Pages 53-75

    Pinciroli, Francesco (et al.)

  • A query language for medical statistical analysis

    Pages 77-86

    Brennecke, R. (et al.)

  • Enhancing relational database management systems by applying artificial intelligence techniques

    Pages 87-96

    Dassen, Willem R. M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Databases for Cardiology
Editors
  • G.T. Meester
  • F. Pinciroli
Series Title
Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Series Volume
115
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3720-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3720-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5653-3
Series ISSN
0166-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 425
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