Essential Cardiology

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Essential Cardiology provides a concise account of one of the most rapidly moving areas of clinical medicine, emphasising the basic pathophysiological principles that permit logical interpretation of clinical findings and investigations, and also provides a guide to the most appropriate treatment. This new edition covers all the major advances in cardiology of the last five years including: transoesophageal echocardiography; lipid management in coronary artery disease; the use of ACE inhibitors in the treatment ...
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Overview

Essential Cardiology provides a concise account of one of the most rapidly moving areas of clinical medicine, emphasising the basic pathophysiological principles that permit logical interpretation of clinical findings and investigations, and also provides a guide to the most appropriate treatment. This new edition covers all the major advances in cardiology of the last five years including: transoesophageal echocardiography; lipid management in coronary artery disease; the use of ACE inhibitors in the treatment of heart failure; interventional cardiology including the widespread use of coronary arterial stents; clinical trials and their impact on therapy.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Presents a concise account of theoretical and practical aspects of cardiology, written for medical students and trainees. Clear explanations of difficult subjects such as electrophysiology of the heart, arrhythmias, and management of myocardial ischemia and infarction are a strong point of this reference. Includes detailed chapter contents and chapter summaries, plus b&w and color photos and other images. This third edition is updated from 1993, and incorporates new information on pediatric cardiology and expanded material on investigative and therapeutic advances in heart failure and coronary artery disease. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780632048434
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/13/1998
  • Series: Essentials Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.89 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Symptoms and Signs of Heart Disease 1
2 The Electrocardiogram and Arrhythmia Detection 24
3 Cardiac Imaging and Catheterization 43
4 Heart Failure 71
5 Coronary Artery Disease 99
6 Cardiomyopathy and Specific Heart-Muscle Disorders 147
7 Pericardial Disease 161
8 Rheumatic Fever and Infective Endocarditis 172
9 Valvular Heart Disease 184
10 Conduction Tissue Disease and Pacemakers 208
11 Cardiac Arrhythmias 228
12 Hypertension 255
13 Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection 271
14 Pulmonary Embolism and Pulmonary Heart Disease 281
15 Paediatric Cardiology 296
16 Pregnancy, Systemic Disorders, Neoplastic Disease and the Heart 348
17 Surgery and Heart Disease 362
Index 367
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