Essential Atlas of Heart Diseases / Edition 2

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A full-color atlas designed to provide all health care professionals with a detailed pictorial presentation of cardiovascular diseases and their treatment. Updated throughout,the Second Edition highlights important points in summary boxes,and features information on new drugs and clinical trials.

"...comprehensive presentation of all aspects of cardio- vascular medicine & heart disease...useful to physicians of all specialties who are responsible for the care of patients with cardiovascular disorders...747 full-color images."

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Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is an atlas of heart disease with 10 contributing authors who have written chapters on all general areas of cardiology, from atherosclerosis to valvular/congenital and cor pulmonoli. All points are well illustrated graphically.
Purpose: The purpose of the text is to develop a strategy for transmitting information about fast-moving areas of Cardiology in a visual way. The book meets these objectives well.
Audience: Although all physicians who care for patients with cardiovascular disease would find the book interesting, physicians in internal medicine, family practice and cardiology might find it of particular interest.
Features: This atlas presents information through graphs, tables, x-rays, angiograms, micrographs, pictures of gross anatomy, drawings, profusion scans, and even intravascular ultrasound. All of the illustrations and graphics are accompanied by detailed legends, fully explaining the material. There is a good discussion on atherosclerosis with up-to-date information. The chapter on acute myocardial infarction reviews all thrombolytic trials and the angioplasty vs. thrombolysis trials, as well as information on cardiogenic shock, development of ventricular septal defects, mitral regurgitation, and myocardial rupture. The detail and graphics go so far as including a graph on the Duke Treadmill Exercise Score. There is a table on meta-analysis of antiplatelet therapy containing 145 references in one table. Heart failure goes into graphic detail on systolic and diastolic function, myocardial remodeling, the renal angiotensin system, endothelin, as well as clinical manifestations of heart failures and treatments all the way up to cardiac transplantation. The use of drugs in heart failure is well illustrated. There is a section on cardiomyopathies with their differential diagnosis, a review of all information known about hypertension, including treatment for hypertension emergencies. The drawings and illustrations for valvular and congenital heart disease are useful. The only drawback the atlas has is it could not include absolutely recent information, such as hormone recommendations from the HERS Study. The index is helpful, and all references are timely and very well selected.
Assessment: The atlas is full of information, all very well graphically demonstrated. I think it would be very helpful for medical educators or any physician who finds himself in a position of giving lectures to students, residents, fellows, and nurses. A second edition is justified because of the fast-moving development of information in cardiology.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071376457
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/17/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Braunwald is the editor of HEART DISEASE; a major competitor to HURST'S THE HEART and he is one of the primary editors of Harrison's PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE.

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Table of Contents

Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors and Treatment.- Acute Myocardial Infarction and Other Acute Ischemic Syndromes.- Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease.- Heart Failure.- Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, and Pericardial Disease.- Arrhythmias.- Hypertension.- Valvular Heart Disease.- Congenital Heart Disease.- Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Cardiac Tumors.- Nuclear Cardiology.- Interventional Cardiology.

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