Overview

Drugs for the Heart presents highly portable, up-to-date information on every drug class used to treat cardiovascular disease. Drs. Lionel H. Opie and Bernard J. Gersh put the latest dosages, interactions, indications and contraindications, side effects, and more at your fingertips, equipping you to make effective clinical decisions on behalf of your patients.

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Overview

Drugs for the Heart presents highly portable, up-to-date information on every drug class used to treat cardiovascular disease. Drs. Lionel H. Opie and Bernard J. Gersh put the latest dosages, interactions, indications and contraindications, side effects, and more at your fingertips, equipping you to make effective clinical decisions on behalf of your patients.

  • Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
  • Quickly check when to use each drug for any condition with the popular "Which Drug for Which Disease" chapter.
  • Get expert advice from the practice-proven experience of two well-known editors who represent the best possible combination of clinical and research expertise in cardiovascular therapeutics.
  • Expedite your reference with summaries of each drug class at the end of chapters.
  • Carry it with you anywhere thanks to a highly compact, pocket-sized format.
  • Navigate the latest pharmacologic advances through coverage of the newest drugs and drug classes, as well as all the latest clinical trial results and evidence used to treat heart disease.
  • Effectively manage comorbid diseases.
  • Apply international insights into cardiac drugs, thanks to new global contributors.
  • Visualize key pharmacologic and physiologic actions thanks to dynamic new full-color drawings.

The book contains two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Sandra I. Reynertson
This is the fourth edition of Dr. Opie's highly praised and valuable handbook on all currently useful cardiovascular pharmacologic agents. In a newly revised up-to-date fashion, the book provides a concise description of each classification of cardiac drugs, including current usage dosage, mechanism of action, notable side effects, and drug interactions. There is even a chapter on the use of specific agents in specific disease processes. Targeted especially for students, residents, and fellows in the cardiovascular field, this book is valuable for all clinicians involved in the use of cardiovascular agents as a concise, up-to-date, thoroughly referenced manual. Because of its pocket-size format, concise and readily accessible information, and easy to follow tri-colored diagrams and tables, this book is the most useful reference text for the daily use of cardiovascular agents. Once again, Dr. Opie provides the medical field with an outstanding, concise, comprehensive, easily understandable, and highly useful book for daily use by all clinicians involved in the use of cardiovascular agents.
Booknews
A pocket-sized (5<"> wide by 10<"> high) reference for physicians to the complexities of cardiovascular drug therapy, updated frequently since the 1980 original . Contributors from the US, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand cover antianginal and antifailure agents, other cardiac drugs, and choosing drugs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Sandra I. Reynertson, MD, FACC (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of Dr. Opie's highly praised and valuable handbook on all currently useful cardiovascular pharmacologic agents.
Purpose: In a newly revised up-to-date fashion, the book provides a concise description of each classification of cardiac drugs, including current usage dosage, mechanism of action, notable side effects, and drug interactions. There is even a chapter on the use of specific agents in specific disease processes.
Audience: Targeted especially for students, residents, and fellows in the cardiovascular field, this book is valuable for all clinicians involved in the use of cardiovascular agents as a concise, up-to-date, thoroughly referenced manual.
Features: Because of its pocket-size format, concise and readily accessible information, and easy to follow tri-colored diagrams and tables, this book is the most useful reference text for the daily use of cardiovascular agents.
Assessment: Once again, Dr. Opie provides the medical field with an outstanding, concise, comprehensive, easily understandable, and highly useful book for daily use by all clinicians involved in the use of cardiovascular agents.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455726752
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 781,918
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

1 ß-Blocking Agents

2 Nitrates and newer Antianginals

3 Calcium Channel Blockers

4 Diuretics

5 Inhibitors of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone

6 Heart Failure

7 Antihypertensive Therapies

8 Antiarrhythmic Drugs and Strategies

9 Antithrombotic Agents: Platelet Inhibitors, Acute Anticoagulants, Fibrinolytics, and Chronic Anticoagulants

10 Lipid-Modifying and Antiatherosclerotic Drugs

11 Metabolic Syndrome, Hyperglycemia, and Type 2 Diabetes

12 Which Therapy for Which Condition?

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