The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult / Edition 3

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Authored by members of the American Heart Association's Clinical Cardiology Council, The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult, Third Edition is the perfect source of fast, reliable guidance on diagnosis and management of both common and rare cardiovascular problems. It covers more than 170 problems, diseases, syndromes, and chief complaints in the popular, easy-to-read, two-page 5-Minute Consult format, which includes basic information, diagnosis, treatment, medication, follow-up, ICD-9 codes and patient teaching information. This thoroughly updated edition includes additional topics covering exercise and the heart, coronary arteries from opposite sinus, and perioperative cardiac care for noncardiac surgery along with updated references.

This edition will also be online at 5-Minute and will be available for mobile devices.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mario I Pascual, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the third edition of a clinical reference of cardiovascular diseases that provides information ranging from diagnostic modalities to the ongoing care recommended for each clinical diagnosis, authored by members of the American Heart Association's Clinical Cardiology Council.
Purpose: This book provides concise information regarding the diagnosis and management of a variety of cardiovascular diagnoses.
Audience: It is intended for students, physicians in training, and those actively providing cardiovascular consultations.
Features: The book offers a step-by-step approach to the use of diagnostic modalities as well as follow-up recommendations for cardiovascular consultants. References under each subtopic provide easy access to more detailed information when necessary. The book is tailored to consultants, evidenced by the listing of ICD-9 codes as well as the useful patient education resources. The information is neatly presented in an outline format that allows quick reading.
Assessment: With its organized approach to the diagnosis and assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease, this book is an excellent reference for cardiovascular consultations. The format makes it easy to read and provides rapid access to accurate information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608316229
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Series: The 5-Minute Consult Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface v

Contributing Authors ix

Acromegaly and the Heart 2

Acute Coronary Syndrome(s) 4

Adenosine 6

Aging Heart 8

AICDs 10

AIDS and the Heart 12

Alcohol and the Heart 14

Amyloid Heart Disease 16

Anemia and the Heart 18

Angina with Normal Coronary Arteries 20

Angina, Prinzmetal’s Variant Angina 22

Angina, Stable 24

Angiogenesis 26

Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Heart 28

Anomalous Coronary Arteries 30

Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection 32

Anorexia Nervosa and the Heart 34

Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome 36

Aortic Aneurysm 38

Aortic Regurgitation, Adult 40

Aortic Regurgitation, Pediatric 42

Aortic Stenosis, Adult 44

Aortic Stenosis, Pediatric 46

Aortic Stenosis, Supravalvular 48

Apoptosis 50

Arrhythmias, APBs 52

Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation 54

Arrhythmias, Atrial Flutter 56

Arrhythmias, AVNRT 58

Arrhythmias, Heart Block (1st, 2nd, and

3rd degree) 60

Arrhythmias, Junctional Rhythm 62

Arrhythmias, MAT 64

Arrhythmias, PVCs 66

Arrhythmias, Sick Sinus Syndrome 68

Arrhythmias, SVT 70

Arrhythmias, Torsade de Pointes Ventricular

Tachycardia 72

Arrhythmias, Ventricular Fibrillation 74

Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia 76

Arrhythmias, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome 78

Arterial Embolism 80

Atherosclerosis 82

Athletic Heart Syndrome 84

Atrial Septal Defect, Secundum 86

Brugada Syndrome 88

Carcinoid Heart Disease 90

Cardiac Neoplasms 92

Cardiac Surgery, Immediate Postoperative

Management 94

Cardiac Surgery, Preoperative Assessment 96

Cardiac Transplantation, Adult 98

Cardiac Transplantation, Pediatric 100

Cardiac Trauma 102

Cardiomyopathy, Dilated or Congestive 104

Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic 106

Cardiomyopathy, Pediatric 108

Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive 112

Cardiovascular Preventive Care (Primary Prevention) 114

Cardiovascular Preventive Care (Secondary

Prevention) 116

Carotid Sinus Syndrome 118

Cerebrovascular Disease 120

Chagas Disease and the Heart 122

Chemotherapy and the Heart 124

Cheyne-Stokes Respirations 126

Clubbing 128

Coarctation of the Aorta 130

Collateral Blood Vessels 132

Congenital Heart Disease in Adults 134

Cor Pulmonale 136

Cor Triatriatum 138

Coronary Arteries from the Opposite Sinus 140

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors 142

Counterpulsation (Aortic) 144



Contents Cushing Syndrome and the Heart 146

Cytokines and the Heart 148

Dermatomyositis and the Heart 150

Diastolic Ventricular Function 152

Digitalis Toxicity 154

Dyslipidemia 156

Ebstein Disease and Uhl Anomaly 158

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and the Heart 160

Eisenmenger Syndrome 162

Endocardial cushion defects 164

Endocarditis 166

Endothelin 168

Eosinophilic Heart Disease 170

Exercise and the Heart 172

Fabry Disease and the Heart 174

Foramen Ovale 176

Heart Failure, Chronic Systolic (Diagnosis and

Management) 178

Heart Failure, High-Output 180

Heart Rate Variability 182

Hurler Syndrome and the Heart 184

Hypertension Arterial 186

Hypertension, Pulmonary, Primary, and Secondary 188

Hyperthyroid Heart Disease 190

Hypoplastic Left-Heart Syndrome 192

Hypothyroid Heart Disease 194

Hypoxic Heart Syndrome and High-Altitude

Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) 196

Kawasaki disease 198

L Transposition of the Great Arteries 200

Left Ventricular Outflow Obstruction, Nonvalvar 202

Lyme Disease and the Heart 204

Marfan Syndrome 206

Mesenteric Ischemia 208

Metabolic Syndrome 210

Mitral Regurgitation, Adult 212

Mitral Regurgitation, Pediatric 214

Mitral Stenosis 216

Mitral Valve Prolapse 218

Muscular Dystrophy and the Heart 220

Myocardial Infarction 222

Myocarditis 226

Natriuretic Peptides 228

Noonan Syndrome 230

Obesity and the Heart 232

Orthostatic Hypotension 234

Osteogenesis Imperfecta and the Heart 236

Paget Disease and the Heart 238

Paradoxical Embolism 240

Patent Ductus Arteriosus 242

Pectus Excavatum 244

Pericardial Tamponade 246

Pericarditis, Acute 248

Pericarditis, Constrictive 250

Perioperative Cardiac Care for Noncardiac

Surgery 252

Peripheral Arterial Disease 254

Pheochromocytoma 256

Pickwickian Syndrome 258

Pregnancy and the Heart 260

Primary Hyperaldosteronism 262

Prolonged QT Syndrome and Proarrhythmias 264

Prosthetic Valves 266

Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Septum 268

Pulmonary Embolism 270

Pulmonary Regurgitation 272

Pulmonary Stenosis, Adult 274

Pulmonary Stenosis, Pediatric 276

Radiation Heart Disease 278

Raynaud’s Phenomenon 280

Remodeling 282

Renal Artery Stenosis 284

Renal Failure and the Cardiovascular System 286

Rheumatic Fever 288

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Heart 290

Sarcoidosis and the Heart 292

Scleroderma and the Heart 294

Sepsis and the Heart 296

Sexual Dysfunction and the Heart 298

Sickle Cell Diseases and the Heart 300

Silent Myocardial Ischemia 302

Single Ventricle and Tricuspid Atresia 304

Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm 306

Situs Inversus 308

SLE and the Heart 310

Sleep Disturbance and the Heart 312

Steal Syndrome 314

Stem Cells and the Heart 316


xvii Sudden Death 318

Syncope, Adult 320

Syncope, Pediatric 322

Syphilitic Heart Disease 324

Tetralogy of Fallot 326

Thrombophlebitis 328

Transposition of the Great Arteries 330

Tricuspid Regurgitation 334

Tricuspid Stenosis 336

Truncus Arteriosus 338

Turner Syndrome 340

Vascular Anomalies 342

Ventricular Septal Defect 344

Appendix Tables 346

Index 353

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