The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and ...
The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will all find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature.
* Coverage of more than 200 topics, including: applied pharmacology of current and experimental cardiac drugs, gene therapy, MRI, electron-beam CT, PET scan put in perspective, cardiac tests costs and justification, and new frontiers in cardiovascular research
* More than 150 helpful figures and illustrations!
* Dr. Khan is a well-published and respected expert in heart and heart diseases
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of fatality for both men and women in the United States, accounting for one death every 34 seconds. In this single volume, cardiologist Khan (medicine, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada; Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy: A Practical Approach) addresses various conditions, contributing factors, treatments, parts of anatomy, and more, from Anderson-Fabry disease, blood clots, and fish/fish oils to murmurs and pacemakers. More than 200 conditions are discussed or defined in the 91 main entries. Each entry begins with a glossary of terms, is broken down into logical sections that expound on the topic at hand, and ends with a bibliography of the literature. Entries range from one page ("Antihistamines") to 33 pages ("Heart Attacks") and are accompanied by more than 150 figures and illustrations. Bottom Line Khan presents a well-organized and easy-to-use reference that amounts to a Conn's Current Therapy (W.B. Saunders Co., 2004) for heart diseases. It is great as a starting point for clinicians and students researching a topic or for consumers needing greater explanation and depth. Highly recommended.-Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“...a great resource for medical students and persons with limited or no medical background who may have research interests in specific topics..."
- Ritesh Gupta, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham for JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) 2006
Dr. M. Gabriel Khan is a cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He graduated MB, BCh, with First-Class Honors at The Queen’s University of Belfast, was appointed Staff Physician in charge of a Clinical Teaching Unit at the Ottawa General Hospital and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the Royal College of Physicians of London and Canada. His books include On Call Cardiology, 3rd edition (2006), Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd edition (2006), Rapid ECG Interpretation, 2nd edition (2003), Cardiac and Pulmonary Management (1993), Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (1994), Heart Attacks, Hypertension and Heart Drugs (1986), and Heart Trouble Encyclopedia (1996).
Dr. Khan’s books have been translated into numerous languages. He has built a reputation as a clinician-teacher and has become an internationally acclaimed cardiologist through his writings.