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Overview

The New Edition of this popular resource continues to be an indispensable, clinical reference. It integrates the basics of cardiovascular therapeutics with practical applications for use. Readers will find in-depth discussions on all major cardiovascular problems...the latest treatment options...and the adverse effects and interactions of the most commonly used cardiovascular drugs. The 6th Edition features the most current guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) on cardiac arrest as well as drug tables organized by class. Critiques of guidelines and drug therapy recommendations allow the practitioner to use an evidence-based approach to the best drug available for a given clinical situation. Algorithms facilitate a better understanding of the appropriate drugs and when to choose them.
  • Integrates the basics of cardiovascular therapeutics with practical applications for use.
  • Discusses all major cardiovascular problems, treatment options, and the effects of drug interactions.
  • Critiques guidelines and drug therapy recommendations, providing an evidence-based approach to treatment.
  • Organizes drug table by class, using global drug names.
  • Provides algorithms for a better understanding of the most appropriate drugs for each condition and when to choose them.
  • Provides the most up-to-date guidelines on cardiac arrest and drug therapy recommendations.
  • Includes the results of the latest clinical trials based on the recent ACC meeting.

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)
From The Critics
Reviewer: Stan N Thornton, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This synopsis of current pharmacologic options available to the practitioner in the treatment of cardiovascular disease updates the previous edition of 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide clinicians with the most current, evidence-based information available on pharmacotherapy for a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
Audience: This book is of great utility for primary care providers and cardiovascular specialists alike, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Sections on emergency cardiac care also make this a valuable reference for providers in emergency departments and critical care areas.
Features: The 22 chapters address pharmacologic treatment of specific clinical entities such as hypertension, congestive heart failure, and acute coronary syndromes. The final chapter is an overview of landmark clinical trials which serve as the basis for current treatment guidelines. This book benefits from strategically placed tables and diagrams that summarize key points, and complete references for all recommendations. Drugs are indexed by both generic and trade names and common pitfalls of therapy, including drug interactions, are presented.
Assessment: The author has achieved his goal of summarizing the rapidly evolving pharmacologic options available for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. This is a timely revision of this book, which has already established itself as a valuable clinical reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721602424
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/13/2003
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.86 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Beta-Blockers: The Cornerstone of Cardiac Therapy
2. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
3. Calcium Antogonists (Calcium Channel Blockers)
4. Diuretics
5. Hypertension
6. Management of Angina
7. Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction
8. Management of Heart failure
9. Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias
10. Cardiac Arrest
11. Management of Infective Endocarditis
12. Management of Hyperlipidemias
13. Antiplatelet Agents, Anticoagulants, Specific Thrombin Inhibitors
14. Cardiac Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation
15. Effects of Drug Interactions
16. Results of Recent Clinical Trials
Index
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