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Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management
     

Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management

by David A. Morrow (Editor)
 

So rapidly has the number of cardiac assays available grown, and then improved, that current biomarkers not only diagnose cardiovascular disease, but also frame treatment strategies. In Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management, a distinguished panel of internationally recognized opinion makers and experts in clinical and laboratory

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So rapidly has the number of cardiac assays available grown, and then improved, that current biomarkers not only diagnose cardiovascular disease, but also frame treatment strategies. In Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management, a distinguished panel of internationally recognized opinion makers and experts in clinical and laboratory medicine synthesize the latest developments in the use of cardiac biomarkers by the practicing physician. The authors focus on integrating biomarkers into the contemporary clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease, emphasizing clinical studies, evidence-based diagnostic algorithms, and critical pathways for triage and therapy, whenever available. They also illuminate the connections between specific biomarkers and the basic pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, explain the analytical properties of the assays relevant to clinical practice, and highlight emerging biomarkers and novel directions for biomarker development. Numerous figures, illustrations, and tables make key evidence and practical guidelines easily accessible.
State-of-the-art and highly practical, Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Management makes clear to today's busy cardiologists, emergency room physicians, and internists how the various assays perform, which ones they should order when evaluating their patients, and how the results of a biomarker assay can guide their therapeutic approaches.

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Reviewer: Cooper Woods, Ph.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book provides a clear presentation of the use of biomarkers in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Especially appealing is the format which divides the biomarkers into seven classes, introducing the biological background for each class and then examining the individual members of the class more closely.
Purpose: The author seeks to provide clinicians with an authoritative book on the current state-of-the art in cardiovascular biomarkers. The book provides background on the reasons behind the development of the current biomarkers in a logical format that makes the material easily accessible.
Audience: It is aimed at practicing cardiologists and does an excellent job of defining the development and use of the current set of cardiovascular biomarkers as well as providing insight into the future directions of the field. A clear strength of the book is that the author has pulled together a first-class team of authors to present a complicated and diverse field in a well structured and comprehensible style.
Features: The book has broken down the current set of cardiovascular biomarkers into seven major classes. This format makes the material accessible while covering very diverse areas of biology. Strengths of the book include the chapters on necrosis, inflammation, and hemodynamic stress where a thorough analysis of the currently used biomarkers is presented. The chapters on ischemia, hemostasis, and dyslipidemia provide insight into the potential future role of biomarkers in these areas. A final chapter provides an overview of the methods used to develop cardiovascular biomarkers.
Assessment: This book presents a complicated subject in a well organized and thorough manner, providing the clinician with valuable insight into the development of the biomarkers currently in use and the future directions of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617376207
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Series:
Contemporary Cardiology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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