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From The CriticsReviewer: 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.