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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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Editorial Reviews

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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Reviewer: Parham Parto, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This excellent book serves as a complete guide to therapeutic strategies for patients with cardiac diseases. The medication regimens are based on up-to-date recommendations and backed by scientific evidence. This edition is reorganized, based on diagnosis in addition to the most common cardiac drug classes.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide up-to-date information about current cardiac drug therapy options. This book meets the intended objectives and will serve as a guide to a wide array of cardiovascular syndromes.
Audience: This is an excellent guide for any practitioner prescribing cardiac medications, including medical students, residents, fellows, general practitioners, and consultants.
Features: The book covers all major drug classes relating to the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, angina, myocardial infarction, and hypertension. Including classification, diagnosis, and management is extremely helpful and the information is presented in a well thought out manner that is easy to read. Each chapter concludes with a list of sources for further reference.
Assessment: This is a quick and easy read, presenting comprehensive and up-to-date information. Therapeutic recommendations are based on scientific literature provided in the reference section of each chapter. This book is well written and suitable for those at various levels of training involved in prescribing cardiac medications.
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“This excellent book serves as a complete guide to therapeutic strategies for patients with cardiac diseases. … This is an excellent guide for any practitioner prescribing cardiac medications, including medical students, residents, fellows, general practitioners, and consultants. … This is a quick and easy read, presenting comprehensive and up-to-date information. … This book is well written and suitable for those at various levels of training involved in prescribing cardiac medications.” (Parham Parto, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588299048
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: 7th ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. M. Gabriel Khan is a cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Profes­sor of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Khan graduated MB, BCh, with First-Class Honours at The Queen’s University of Belfast. He obtained , by thesis, the Degree of Doctor of Medicine with Honours ( QUB). He is the author of Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, Academic Press/ Elsevier, 2006; Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, 2nd ed., Springer Science+Business Media, 2011; Rapid ECG Interpretation, 3rd ed., Humana Press/Springer Science+Business Media, 2008; On Call Cardiology, 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2006; Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd ed., Humana Press, 2006; Cardiac and Pulmonary Management (1993); Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (1994); Heart Attacks, Hypertension and Heart Drugs (1986); and Heart Trouble Encyclopedia (1996).

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Table of Contents

1 Beta-Blockers: The Cornerstone of Cardiac Drug Therapy 1
2 Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers 53
3 Calcium Antagonists Calcium Channel Blockers 81
4 Diuretics 103
5 Hypertension 127
6 Management of Angina 179
7 Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction 209
8 Management of Heart Failure 255
9 Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias 301
10 Cardiac Arrest 353
11 Management of Infective Endocarditis 375
12 Management of Hyperlipidemias 397
13 Antiplatelet Agents, Anticoagulants, Specific Thrombin Inhibitors 423
14 Cardiac Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation 443
15 Effects of Drug Interactions 463
16 Results of Recent Clinical Trials 487
App. I Infusion Pump Charts 511
App. II Drug Index 517
Index 525
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