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From The CriticsReviewer: Surya M Artham, MD, MPH(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the third edition of a concise, easy to read handbook filled with pearls in all aspects of cardiology. Previous editions were published in 1995 and 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to summarize in question and answer format the most important and most worth remembering secrets in cardiology.
Audience: The audience includes medical students, physicians in training, midlevel practitioners, and practicing physicians. The editor and coauthors are all well known and highly respected.
Features: The book covers a wide range of topics, from simple ECGs and x-rays to complex diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. What's innovative is the easy to use question and answer format. Each chapter has an excellent bibliography and websites. A vast amount of material is covered in this pocket-sized book.
Assessment: With chapters covering the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic areas, this is a very useful update of the previous edition.