Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

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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

Audience: Cardiologists, pharmacologists, hematologists, geneticists, pathologists.

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“...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
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124060616
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/5/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Contents Include:
Ageing Heart
Alcohol and the Heart
Altitute and Pulmonary Edema
Anatomy of the Heart and Circulation
Anderson Fabry Disease
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Angioplasty/Coronary Balloon
Antiplatelet Agent
Artificial Heart
Aspririn for Heart Disease
Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Beriberi Heart Disease
Blood Clots
Blood Pressure
Brugada Syndrome
B-type Natriuretic Peptide
Bundle Branch Block
Caffeine and the Heart
Calcium Antagonists
Carcinoid Heart Disease
Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiopulmonary Resucitation (CPR)
Chagas' Disease
Chelation and Heart Disease
Chemotherapy-Induced Heart Disease
Cocaine and the Heart and Arteries
Coenzyme Q10
Congenital Heart Disease
Contraception and Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
C-Reactive Protein and the Heart
Cytochrome P450
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Depression and the Heart
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Diets and Heart Disease
Down Syndrome
Electrocardiography and Heart Disease
Endocrine Disorders
Erectile Dysfunction
Exercise and the Heart
Fish/Fish Oils
Heart Attacks
Heart Failure
Herbal Products
HIV and the Heart
Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease
Kawasaki Disease
Miscellaneous Disorders
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Patent Foramen Ovale
Pericarditis and Myocraditis
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Race and Cardiovascular Disease
Sleep and the Heart
Stents for Coronary Artery Disease
Stress and Heart Disease
Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident
Takayasu Ateritis
Tests for Heart Disease
Thyroid Heart Disease
Type A Behavior
Valve Diseases
Ventricular Fibrillation
Women and Heart Disease and Stroke

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