Cardiology in Family Practice: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

A concise summary of the most important medical and scientific topics concerning cardiovascular medicine in the primary care environment. Writing in an easy-to-read format-background, diagnosis, and disease management-and emphasizing practical techniques of evaluation and treatment, the authors explain the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease states and the treatment strategies that arise from them. Topics range from acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, and hyperlipidemia, to hypertension, pericardial diseases, valvular disease, and stable angina. Cardiology in Family Practice: A Practical Guide offers a clear understanding of today's standard approaches to cardiovascular illnesses and a highly valuable resource when specific questions arise during the care of patients. A special PDA version of Cardiology in Family Practice: A Family Guide is also available.

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Reviewer: Sushant B. Sharma, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This short book provides an overview of cardiovascular disease for the primary care physician. It focuses on the basic mechanisms underlying disease states and practical techniques for the evaluation and treatment of patients with cardiovascular problems based on the best evidence currently available.
Purpose: Recognizing the accelerated rate of advances in cardiology, this book offers a clear and concise update on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. The primary care physician is the front line of defense against cardiovascular disease and this book is a valuable resource offering the latest medical and scientific knowledge to treat cardiovascular illnesses.
Audience: It is intended for busy primary care physicians and successfully presents an overview of the evaluation and management of cardiovascular illnesses. Additionally, each chapter is very well referenced if more information is necessary.
Features: The book offers an overview of cardiovascular disease with several well-referenced chapters on acute and chronic coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, as well as hypertension and hyperlipidemia. The concise nature of the book will certainly appeal to busy primary care physicians seeking a quick update on the latest treatment strategies. Several chapters include tables and algorithms to clarify the management strategies. The concise nature of this book prevents it from being an exhaustive review of cardiology; however excellent references are provided at the end of each chapter for those seeking more information — a strong asset in the era of evidence-based medicine.
Assessment: This concise book is unique in its attempt to provide well-referenced essential information in the ever expanding field of cardiology. Those seeking a more exhaustive review of a particular topic will appreciate the extensive references at the end of each chapter or are perhaps better served with a major cardiovascular reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588295095
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Arrhythmias

Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis

Congestive Heart Failure

Hyperlipidemia

Hypertension

Pericardial Diseases

Stable Angina

Valvular Disease

Index

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