Comprehensive Cardiovascular Medicine in the Primary Care Setting / Edition 1

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* Provides practical knowledge and comprehensive coverage of cardiovascular disease Is written with the aim to improve the quality of care Presents contributions from nationally and internationally acknowledged experts in their respective fields Includes algorithms, case studies, and recommendations on evidence-based practice in each chapter Designed to help the busy practitioner perform assessments, initiate and guide efficacious therapy, and know when referral to a cardiologist is advisable Comprehensive Cardiovascular Medicine in the Primary Care Setting provides an authoritative, detailed discussion of cardiovascular disease balanced with practical utility. Disease states are explained with emphasis on risk factors, risk estimation, and established cardiac disease. The book also delves into the co-morbid conditions which surround cardiovascular disease, including peripheral vascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, and erectile dysfunction, with the goal of improving quality of life for affected individuals. An abundance of algorithms, case studies, and recommendations on evidence-based best practices facilitate rapid learning. A key resource for the busy practitioner, this book is designed to give the reader the skills to confidently perform assessments, initiate and maintain efficacious therapy, and know when a referral to a cardiologist is advisable.

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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: This is an extraordinarily useful distillation of cardiology medicine for those who are not interested in or have time for a comprehensive textbook with all the fundamental scientific background. It is a practical, everyday, in-practice book.
Purpose: It puts the translational evidence into the hands of those in primary care, emphasizing what primary care clinicians need to know when caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. Recognizing that much of the cardiology literature can be confusing and at times contradictory, this book outlines how to put it all in perspective. The authors have produced a very useful book.
Audience: As the title states, this is targeted at primary care clinicians, which it does very well. It does anticipate readers have some previous knowledge of medical terminology and basic pathophysiology in this area. The authors and contributors are well known and respected in the field.
Features: The book begins with a general description of cardiovascular risk factors and moves through the major divisions of cardiology: coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valvular disease, and, most informative, an approach to imaging the heart. The supporting figures and color images are very well presented.
Assessment: This is an absolute gem for primary care clinicians, as it gives practical guidance without overstating the vast literature being published monthly. It is a highly worthwhile publication for every primary care clinician's library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603279628
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/4/2010
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 603
  • Sales rank: 1,141,282
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, FAAFP, FAHA, FACC Dr. Toth is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Sterling Rock Falls Clinic in Sterling, IL. He is has authored and coauthored over 100 scholarly articles and chapters. He is also a visiting Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

Christopher P. Cannon, MD, FACC Dr. Cannon is a Senior Investigator for the TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A prominent figure in the field with an outstanding body of book and journal article publications, he is also the Series Editor for the book series Contemporary Cardiology published by Humana Press.

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Table of Contents

I. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

1. Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Characterization of Atherosclerotic Disease Risk Factors
Kevin C. Maki and Martyn R.Rubin

2. Atrial Hypertension
Daniel A. Duprez

3. Management Dyslipidemia
Peter P. Toth

4. Obesity and Therapeutic Approaches to Weight Loss
Robert F. Kushner

5. Inflammatory Markers and Novel Risk Factors
Stephen J. Nicholls

6. Deciphering Cardiovascular Genomics and How They Apply to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Kiran Musunuru

7. The Metabolic Syndrome: 2009
Charles Reasner

8. Chronic Kidney Disease in the Primary Care Setting
Matthew R. Weir and Miguel Porarrero

II. Coronary Artery Disease

9. Evaluation of Chest Pain and Myocardial Ischemia
Joshua M. Kosowsky and Calvin Huang

10. Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Ali Mahajerinand and Eli V. Gelfand

11. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Eric R. Bates and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu

12. Coronary Artery Stenting
Eric A. Heller and George D. Dangas

13. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Ramanan Umakanthan, Nataliya V. Solenkova, Marzia Leacche, John G. Byrne, and Rashid M. Ahmad

14. Cardiac Rehabilitation
William E. Kraus

III. Peripheral Forms of Venous and Arterial Disease

15. Carotid Artery Disease
Andreas Kastrup

16. Peripheral Arterial Disease
Jay Giri and Emile R. Mohler, III

17. Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Adam C. Schaffer and Sylvia C. W. McKean

18. Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale
Mary P. Mullen and Michael Landzberg

19. Diagnosis and Management of Ischemic Stroke
Aslam M. Khaja

20. Aortic Aneurysms
Irfan Hameed, Eric M. Isselbacher, and Kim A. Eagle

21. Erectile Dysfunction
Thorsten Reffelmann and Robert A. Kloner

IV. Cardiac Disease

22. Valvular Heart Disease
Garrick C. Stewart and Patrick T. O'Gara

23. Pericardial Diseases
Fidencio Saldana and Leonard S. Lilly

24. Common Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias
Blair Foreman

25. Evidence-based Management of the Patient with Congestive Heart Failure
Nicholas W. Shammas

V. Cardiac Imaging

26. Coronary Calcium Scoring
Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Dalton McLean, Stamatios Lerakis, and Paolo Raggi

27. Cardiac Computed Tomography
Patrick Donnelly and Udo Hoffmann

28. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
David Carballo, Judith L. Meadows, Otavio Coelho, and Raymond Y. Kwong

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