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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Chandra S. Bomma, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: The second edition of this book addresses both the basic science concepts and clinical aspects of diabetes mellitus and its impact on cardiovascular disease. The first half updates the reader's understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms by which diabetes mellitus impacts the cardiovascular system. The second part covers clinical updates related to diabetes mellitus, including options to avoid end organ damage with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease management. The most recent information gained from clinical trails is presented in conjunction with the current practice guidelines for the management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Purpose: This book brings together the most recent updates about diabetes mellitus and its role in increasing the cardiovascular disease burden.
Audience: This book is appropriate for a wide variety of physicians and physicians-in-training with an interest in cardiovascular disease, including medical students, house officers, cardiologists in training and attending cardiologists.
Features: Topics including diabetes mellitus and heart failure, dyslipidemia and hypertension, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease have been extensively covered in this book. Basic pathophysiological principles and various clinical trials results and their translation to patient management have been included in this book.
Assessment: This second edition is a timely work by many eminent contributors. It summarizes the vast knowledge about diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease into one volume.