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Overview

Following the universal success and popularity of earlier editions this Fourth Edition will continue to be an indispensable and practical therapeutic text for every prescriber of cardiovascular drugs. It will fulfil the needs of clinical cardiologists, internists, family, physicians and housestaff, providing more on the drug therapy of cardiac conditions than large volume texts. Based on the author's extensive review of the international literature, the book presents a vast amount of carefully balanced information and advice which is logically organized and printed in two colours to facilitate rapid access to key details.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Marie A. Wadas, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: The fourth edition of this book begins with chapters reviewing the dosage, mechanism of action, clinical indications, adverse effects, and interactions of commonly used cardiac drugs. The latter chapters review recent literature and give advice in the management of hypertension, angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, endocarditis, and hyperlipidemias.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide physicians with information that will allow them to choose the best drug for a given clinical situation. These are worthy objectives, and the author met his objectives.
Audience: This book is suitable for medical students, medical residents, family physicians, internists, cardiologists, nurses, and all other practitioners involved with the care of cardiac patients. The author is a credible authority in the subject matter of the book.
Features: This book contains an adequate number of charts and algorithms. The references are up-to-date and pertinent. The unique features of this book make it user-friendly. The appendix provides charts listing doses of drugs frequently used in coronary care units. The inside front cover lists cardiac arrest drugs and their recommended doses. The inside back cover provides algorithms for the management of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia and sustained ventricular tachycardia. The text uses bold print throughout the chapters for quick retrieval of vital information and a second color for the chapter titles and drug names.
Assessment: This book is highly recommended as an up-to-date guide for the management of cardiac problems with various cardiac drugs. This revised edition has expanded the chapters on the management of hypertension, angina, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, hyperlipidemia, and thrombolytics. It also contains a new chapter on drug interactions with other cardiac drugs and noncardiac drugs.
Marie A. Wadas
The fourth edition of this book begins with chapters reviewing the dosage, mechanism of action, clinical indications, adverse effects, and interactions of commonly used cardiac drugs. The latter chapters review recent literature and give advice in the management of hypertension, angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, endocarditis, and hyperlipidemias. The purpose is to provide physicians with information that will allow them to choose the best drug for a given clinical situation. These are worthy objectives, and the author met his objectives. This book is suitable for medical students, medical residents, family physicians, internists, cardiologists, nurses, and all other practitioners involved with the care of cardiac patients. The author is a credible authority in the subject matter of the book. This book contains an adequate number of charts and algorithms. The references are up-to-date and pertinent. The unique features of this book make it user-friendly. The appendix provides charts listing doses of drugs frequently used in coronary care units. The inside front cover lists cardiac arrest drugs and their recommended doses. The inside back cover provides algorithms for the management of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia and sustained ventricular tachycardia. The text uses bold print throughout the chapters for quick retrieval of vital information and a second color for the chapter titles and drug names. This book is highly recommended as an up-to-date guide for the management of cardiac problems with various cardiac drugs. This revised edition has expanded the chapters on the management of hypertension, angina, acute myocardialinfarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, hyperlipidemia, and thrombolytics. It also contains a new chapter on drug interactions with other cardiac drugs and noncardiac drugs.
Booknews
New edition of a handbook on modern therapeutics in patients with every type of cardiovascular disease. Khan (cardiologist, The Ottowa Hospital, and professor of medicine, U. of Ottawa) has updated drug information to include beta blockers, angiotensin 11 receptor blockers and ACE inhibitors, anti-platelet agents and statins, management of hypertension, a review of the controversy surrounding digoxin, and an analysis of calcium antagonists. Also included are drug tables indicating how a drug is supplied and its dosage, followed by advice as to efficacy, comparison with other drugs, indications, adverse side effects and interactions. Contains a global table of generic drugs available worldwide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702019968
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 426

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
1 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors 1
2 Calcium Antagonists (Calcium Channel Blockers) 22
3 Beta-Adrenoceptor Blockers 44
4 Diuretics 79
5 Hypertension 97
6 Management of Angina Pectoris 149
7 Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction 176
8 Management of Heart Failure 218
9 Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias 254
10 Cardiac Arrest 303
11 Management of Infective Endocarditis, Rheumatic Fever and Pericarditis 318
12 Management of Hyperlipidemias 339
13 Antiplatelet Agents, Anticoagulants, Specific Thrombin Inhibitors in the Management of Heart Disease 357
14 Cardiac Drugs during Pregnancy and Lactation 375
15 Effects of Drug Interactions 391
Appendix I: Infusion Pump Charts 411
Appendix II: Renal Function and Drug Dosages 415
Appendix III: Antihypertensive Therapy Related to LVH: Electrocardiographic Criteria for LVH 416
Index 417
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