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Cardiology Clinical Questions

Cardiology Clinical Questions

by John Higgins, Asif Ali, David Filsoof
     
 

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A complete point-of-care Q&A guide to clinical cardiology

Cardiac Clinical Questions answers more than one-hundred of the clinical cardiology questions most frequently asked of the authors during consultation. The book simulates the consultation process: consult question →data collection→ synthesis of data → solution.

Overview

A complete point-of-care Q&A guide to clinical cardiology

Cardiac Clinical Questions answers more than one-hundred of the clinical cardiology questions most frequently asked of the authors during consultation. The book simulates the consultation process: consult question →data collection→ synthesis of data → solution.

After clarifying the key concept, the critical data obtained includes the history, physical exam, EKG, imaging, and lab(s). A point-of-care solution is derived by inserting this data into simple logical equations. In addition, contraindications, discussions using evidence-based medicine, and references are included.

Cardiac Clinical Questions is Divided Into Nine Sections:

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • ACS
  • Valvular Diseases
  • Cardiac Diseases
  • Examination
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Heart Failure and Hypertension
  • Medications

Cardiac Clinical Questions is the single-best resource for quickly translating the most current knowledge into practical, diagnostic real-time solutions.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Joaquin Crespo, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a quick reference handbook with a collection of over 100 frequently asked questions in cardiology, along with their corresponding answers.
Purpose: This book offers answers to the most common questions in a cardiology practice.
Audience: Targeted at any practitioners in general cardiology, it is a useful guide for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, students, residents, or fellows managing a patient with cardiovascular disease, as well as seasoned cardiologists. The author is an experienced consultant in cardiology.
Features: The book includes common questions regarding diagnostic testing, cardiovascular examination, medications, and the most frequently encountered disease processes such as acute coronary syndrome, congenital heart disease, valvular disease, hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmias, and other cardiac diseases. It presents the information in an intuitive manner, starting with the question, followed by the data collection needed to answer the question (history, exam, ECG findings, imaging), synthesis of the information gathered, and ending with a solution and short discussion. Many topics are supplemented by ECG tracings, clinical pearls, and other useful information. It is especially noteworthy that every topic includes the references used to answer the initial question; this furthers the education and discussion process.
Assessment: While other titles may present similar material by topic, this publication is especially useful for its question format, leading to easy access to the desired information. It is comprehensive, well written and organized, and driven by the most current evidence-based cardiology. This makes it a recommended tool to drive the thought process during a cardiology consultation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071748995
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Series:
Clinical Science Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
100 MB
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Meet the Author

John P. Higgins, MD, MBA, MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASNC, FSGC
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist & Certified Personal Trainer
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Director of Exercise Physiology
Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute
Chief of Cardiology
Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital Principal Investigator
HEARTS (Houston Early Age Risk Testing & Screening Study)
Houston, TX
Asif Ali, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute
Sub-Clinical Investigator HEARTS
(Houston Early Age Risk Testing & Screening Study)
Houston, TX
David M. Filsoof, MD
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Sub-Clinical Investigator HEARTS
(Houston Early Age Risk Testing & Screening Study)
University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
Houston, TX
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Jacksonville, FL

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