Contemporary Concepts in Cardiology: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management / Edition 1

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The Editors have assembled a respected international panel of contribu tors so that each chapter is authored by a well-known specialist in hi s or her field. Every attempt was made to avoid the fragmentation whic h often characterizes the digest approach. Because the constant flow o f information makes it nearly impossible to construct a timely book on advances in cardiology, the chapters in this volume describe the curr ent concepts in cardiology and their underlying rationale, rather than attempting a comprehensive review of the most recent papers in each d iscipline.

Disc. pathogenesis, specific syndromes, biochemical aspects & therapeutic approaches; genetics; imaging & investigation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792385141
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/31/1999
  • Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine Series, #217
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 662
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. A Coronary Artery Disease
Ch. 1 Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis 3
Ch. 2 Syndromes of Accelerated Atherosclerosis 19
Ch. 3 Lipoproteins and Apoproteins 28
Ch. 4 Lipid Lowering Therapy 69
Ch. 5 Silent Myocardial Ischemia 102
Ch. 6 Vasospastic Angina 114
Ch. 7 The Role of Nitric Oxide in Coronary Disease 125
Ch. 8 Thrombolytic and Antithrombotic Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndromes 142
Ch. 9 Development of Collateral Coronary Circulation 176
Sect. B Hypertension
Ch. 10 Insulin Resistance, and Hypertension 195
Ch. 11 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring 217
Ch. 12 Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors 228
Ch. 13 Distensibility of the Great Vessels and Hypertension 236
Sect. C Cardiomyopathies
Ch. 14 Pathophysiology and Management of Heart Failure 249
Ch. 15 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 267
Ch. 16 Dilated Cardiomyopathy 278
Ch. 17 Autoimmune Cardiac Diseases 294
Ch. 18 Cardiac Transplantation 302
Sect. D Cardiac Genetics
Ch. 19 Differential Gene Expression in Muscle 315
Ch. 20 Genetic Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease 332
Ch. 21 Genetics of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 345
Ch. 22 Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases 355
Sect. E Noninvasive Cardiology
Ch. 23 Nuclear Imaging Techniques 381
Ch. 24 Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease 397
Ch. 25 Transesophageal Echocardiography 421
Ch. 26 Duplex Vascular Ultrasonography 434
Sect. F Interventional Cardiology
Ch. 27 Treatment Options for Coronary Revascularization 449
Ch. 28 Coronary Atherectomy 463
Ch. 29 Excimer Laser Angioplasty 479
Ch. 30 Novel Interventional Techniques for Acute Coronary Syndromes 490
Ch. 31 Intracoronary Ultrasound 504
Ch. 32 Restenosis 521
Ch. 33 Balloon Mistral Valvuloplasty 538
Sect. G Electrophysiology
Ch. 34 Pharmacologic Therapy of Arrhythmias 559
Ch. 35 Ablative Therapy for Arrhythmias 600
Ch. 36 Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators 619
Index 659
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