Cardiology in Family Practice: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

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The second edition ofCardiology In Family Practice: A Practical Guide offers a clear description of state-of-the-art approaches to cardiovascular illnesses specifically tailored for family physicians and primary care practitioners. Comprehensively updated from the first edition in 2006, this revision includes discussion of:
• stable angina
• acute coronary syndromes
• arrhythmias
• hypertension
• congestive heart failure
• valvular disease
• pericardial diseases
• prevention of bacterial endocarditis
• hyperlipidemia Containing illustrations and ECGs and written in an easy-to-read format and emphasizing practical techniques for evaluation and treatment, Cardiology in Family Practice, second edition, remains a concise and useful summary of the most important medical and scientific cardiovascular topics for the primary care environment.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: Part of the Current Clinical Practice series, this book outlines the basic concepts that a family physician should fully understand when caring for patients with the more common cardiac diagnoses. This is an update of the 2006 edition.
Purpose: This edition covers the recent changes in cardiology and the practice of caring for patients with cardiology problems. It is well written, focuses on current concepts, and has an extensive review of the literature in each chapter.
Audience: This is primarily geared to primary care providers, whether family medicine physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners. It is also a very good summary for students of medicine as it translates the current literature into usable practice concepts.
Features: The book is divided according to diagnosis — angina, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, heart failure, etc. Each chapter, in turn, discusses the definition, how to make the diagnosis, specific concepts of physiology, and, finally, treatment options. As noted, the references are current and appropriate. The tables and figures are clear, but do not always fit well on the page, and the index is somewhat superficial.
Assessment: Overall, this is a helpful summary of what is important in caring for patients with heart problems. There are a significant number of these types of books available; this one is on a par with most of them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617793844
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2011
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series, #1
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Stable Angina.- Acute Coronary Syndromes.- Arrhythmias.- Hypertension.- Congestive Heart Failure.- Valvular Disease.- Pericardial Disease.- Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis.- Hyperlipidemia.

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