The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult


Authored by members of the American Heart Association's Clinical Cardiology Council, The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult, Second Edition is the perfect source of fast, reliable guidance on diagnosis and management of both common and rare cardiovascular problems. It covers more than 160 problems, diseases, syndromes, and chief complaints in the popular, easy-to-read, two-page 5-Minute Consult format.

This thoroughly updated edition incorporates current American Heart Association and...

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Authored by members of the American Heart Association's Clinical Cardiology Council, The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult, Second Edition is the perfect source of fast, reliable guidance on diagnosis and management of both common and rare cardiovascular problems. It covers more than 160 problems, diseases, syndromes, and chief complaints in the popular, easy-to-read, two-page 5-Minute Consult format.

This thoroughly updated edition incorporates current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines. New topics covered include cardiovascular preventive care (primary and secondary prevention); metabolic syndrome; sexual dysfunction and the heart; and stem cells and the heart. A revised appendix contains relevant Web addresses.

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Editorial Reviews

This reference for primary care practitioners provides an overview of cardiovascular disease. Each disease entity is presented in a condensed two-page format, which is divided into sections on basics, diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up and miscellaneous (which includes synonyms and bibliographies). The volume contains over 120 entries covering, for example, aortic counterpulsation, carotid sinus syndrome, digitalis toxicity, pulmonary stenosis, and Turner's syndrome. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This book contains short descriptions of cardiac diseases from A-W or AIDS to Wolff-Parkinson-White. It is edited by Dr. Joseph Alpert with 85 contributors.
Purpose: This work is the result of discussion and development by the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology whose purpose was to provide a 5-minute consultation on selected cardiac entities for busy clinicians.
Audience: The target audience is the busy clinician, whether he/she is a physician of internal medicine, cardiology, or cardiovascular surgery. Even residents and medical students in cardiology would find this worthwhile for a short, pertinent, focused piece of information on a disease.
Features: Each of the 141 topics is briefly described with comments on epidemiology and etiology. These are followed by bullet points on symptoms, signs, diagnosis, and general and specific management options. In addition, the ICD 9 codes and a pertinent bibliography is included. There are pertinent articles covering topics from anomalous coronary artery or anomalous pulmonary veins, pre and post-op cardiac surgery to ventricular septal defect and ventricular tachycardia. All are two pages long. An appendix of short articles on topics such as adenosine, angiogenesis, and endothelin is included as is an appendix of tables on diagnosis and treatment.
Assessment: This interesting book provides focused information for a busy clinician. In a matter of a few minutes, pertinent information can be easily obtained. It is certainly a worthwhile book.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781764902
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: The 5-Minute Consult Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Acromegaly and the Heart
AIDS and the Heart
Alcohol and the Heart
Amyloid Heart Disease
Anemia and the Heart
Angina, Prinzmetal's, Variant Angina
Angina, Stable
Angina, Unstable
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anomalous Coronary Arteries
Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections, Total
Anorexia Nervosa and the Heart
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Counterpulsation
Aortic Regurgitation, Adult
Aortic Regurgitation, Pediatric
Aortic Stenosis, Adult
Aortic Stenosis, Supravalvular
Arterial Embolism
Arterial Hypertension
Arteriovenous Fistulas
Athlete's Heart
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Premature Beats
AV Block
AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia (AVNRT)
Brugada Syndrome
Carcinoid Heart Syndrome
Cardiac Neoplasms
Cardiac Surgery, Preoperative Assessment
Cardiac Surgery, Immediate Postoperative Management
Cardiac Transplantation, Pediatric
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy, Pediatric
Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
Carotid Sinus Syndrome
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chagas' Disease and the Heart
Chemotherapy and the Heart
Cheyne-Stokes Respirations
Congential Heart Diseases, Adult
Congenial Valvar Aortic Stenosis
Cor Pulmonale
Cushing's Syndrome
Defibrillators, Implantable
Digitalis Toxicity
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Heart
Eisenmenger Syndrome
Endocardial Cushion Defects
Eosinophilic Heart Disease
Fabry's Disease and the Heart
Foramen Ovale
Heart Failure
Heart Transplantation
High-Output Heart Failure
Hurler's Syndrome and the Heart
Hyperaldosteronism, Primary
Hyperthyroid Heart Disease
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Hypothyroid Heart Disease
Ischemia, Mesenteric
Junctional Rhythm
Left Ventricular Outflow Obstructive Lesions, Nonvalvular
Long QT Syndrome
Lyme Disease and the Heart
Marfan's Syndrome
Mitral Regurgitation, Adult
Mitral Regurgitation, Pediatric
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
Muscular Dystrophy and the Heart
Myocardial Infarction
Noonan's Syndrome
Obesity and the Heart
Orthostatic Hypotension
Osteogenesis Imperfecta and the Heart
Paget's Disease and the Heart
Paradoxical Embolism
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pectus Excavatum
Pericardial Tamponade
Pericarditis, Acute
Pericarditis, Constrictive
Pickwickian Syndrome
Pregnancy and the Heart
Premature Ventricular Contractions
Prosthetic Valves
Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum
Pulmonary Edema, High-Altitude
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension, Primary and Secondary
Pulmonic Regurgitation
Pulmonary Stenosis, Adult
Pulmonary Stenosis, Pediatric
Radiation Heart Disease
Renal Artery Stenosis
Renal Failure
Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis and the Heart
Scleroderma and the Heart
Secundum Atrial Septal Defects
Sepsis and the Heart
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Sickle Cell Diseases and the Heart
Single Ventricle and Tricuspid Atresia
Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm
SLE and the Heart
Sleep Disturbance and the Heart
Steal Syndromes
Sudden Death
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Syncope, Adult
Syncope, Pediatric
Syndrome X
Syphilitic Heart Disease
Tetralogy of Fallot
Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Tachycardia
Trauma, Cardiac
Tricuspid Regurgitation
Tricuspid Stenosis
Truncus Arteriosus
Turner's Syndrome
Valvular Heart Disease and Surgery
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular Tachycardia
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
App Adenosine
App Angiogenesis
App Cytokines
App Diastolic Ventricular Function
App Endothelin
App Heart Rate Variability
App Natriuretic Peptides
App Remodeling
App Silent Myocardial Ischemia
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Excerpt from the Preface:

The publication of this book culminates several years of intense discussion and work with the American Heart Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology...

The success of the condensed format employed in this book has been proven over the years in a number of primary care and specialty areas. I anticipate that this text will be equally successful. By spending five minutes with the text, a physician or other healthcare worker can obtain a reasonable understanding of a specific disease entity from a number of view points. In addition, tables and definitions appended to the text are added benefits to the time-conscious seeker of knowledge in cardiovascular disease...--Joseph S. Alpert.

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