Evidence-Based Cardiology

Evidence-Based Cardiology

by Salim Yusuf
     
 

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Evidence based Cardiology was first published in 1998 to universal acclaim. Now, with the move towards more patient focused health care and at the same time increased emphasis on health economics, evidence-based practice is a more important force in health care delivery than ever.

This new third edition, written by the world’s leading cardiologists,

Overview

Evidence based Cardiology was first published in 1998 to universal acclaim. Now, with the move towards more patient focused health care and at the same time increased emphasis on health economics, evidence-based practice is a more important force in health care delivery than ever.

This new third edition, written by the world’s leading cardiologists, provides graded evidence-based reviews of the major trials together with recommendations for optimum management, and now includes new grading and recommendation methodology.

This is a unique book in the field of cardiology, and the largest evidence based clinical cardiology text.

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
John F. Moran
This multiauthored text on evidence based cardiology is divided into four sections covering general concepts, prevention, complications and presentations of coronary artery disease, and clinical cases. The purpose is to present a proper balance between objective therapy and empiric therapy. The authors integrate clinical expertise with available clinical evidence based on systematic research. The authors target a wide audience consisting of undergraduate and graduate physicians. All practitioners interested in cardiovascular medicine would benefit from a reading of this text since its focus is on the practical applications of clinical research in practice. The book provides an extensive review of clinical trials in all areas of cardiovascular management. They define evidence based cardiology as a conscientious, explicit, judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of cardiac patients. The chapters range widely from discussion of sensitivity and specificity of a test to case management of patients with congestive heart failure. Quality of life measurements and health economics as well as literature searches are considered. Evidence based cardiology is divided in three grades -- A, B and C. Grade A evidence is that derived from randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Grade B evidence comes from non-randomized studies and case control studies. Grade C evidence is best opinion from experts. There are several tables in the book that list all trials as well as pertinent findings. All illustrations are in black and white. A shortcoming of the text might be the fact that regular updates will be required as new evidence becomesavailable. There is no other text in the field quite like this one and it is recommended for all practitioners of cardiovascular medicine. It expands the material available in Hurst's the Heart, Arteries and Veins, 9th edition, by Alexander et al. (McGraw-Hill, 1997) and Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 5th edition (WB Saunders, 1997). It indirectly provides a lot of opportunities for research trials since it demonstrates gaps in our knowledge. In the final analysis, the problem with evidence based cardiology is that we need more of it.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Carlos D Giraldo, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an update of an overview of the best evidence for the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disorders. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: This book is intended to be used in two ways: as a reference for in-depth understanding of cardiovascular disorders, and as a guide to the best evidence to guide the management of specific cardiovascular conditions.
Audience: Students, physicians in training, midlevel practitioners, and practicing clinicians are the intended readers.
Features: Part I of the book's four parts addresses concepts related to evidence-based cardiology and critical appraisal. Part II is devoted to preventive strategies; part III encompasses the management of specific cardiovascular disorders; and part IV focuses on how the evidence base can be used in individual case studies. This edition includes new chapters on vascular complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, occupational cardiology, ablation therapies for atrial fibrillation, adult congenital heart disease, and adjunctive therapies for coronary reperfusion. Many useful summary tables integrate state-of-the-art evidence with clinical practice challenges.
Assessment: The is a useful addition to the field of cardiology that expands on current comprehensive books, such as the Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbook, 3rd edition, Murphy and Lloyd (Informa Healthcare, 2007), by incorporating current clinical trial data in a format that helps with clinical decision making. The authors have succeeded in creating a multidimensional reference that fulfills their objectives, explaining the how and why of specific interventions.
From the Publisher
"Edited by a cadre of highly respected clinical researchers and academicians, the third edition will be a welcome addition to the shelves of cardiologists or primary care physicians with an interest in the dynamic field of cardiology." (JAMA, August 11, 2010)

"The text is recommended as a reference text for cardiac centres, cardiologists, cardiac nurse specialists and academic and research institutions." (Nursing Standard, April 2010)

"The is a useful addition to the field of cardiology that expands on current comprehensive books ... .The authors have succeeded in creating a multidimensional reference that fulfills their objectives, explaining the how and why of specific interventions." (Doody's, April 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444359459
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2011
Series:
Evidence-Based Medicine , #73
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1240
File size:
16 MB
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What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Edited by a cadre of highly respected clinical researchers and academicians, the third edition will be a welcome addition to the shelves of cardiologists or primary care physicians with an interest in the dynamic field of cardiology." (JAMA, August 11, 2010)

"The text is recommended as a reference text for cardiac centres, cardiologists, cardiac nurse specialists and academic and research institutions." (Nursing Standard, April 2010)

"The is a useful addition to the field of cardiology that expands on current comprehensive books ... .The authors have succeeded in creating a multidimensional reference that fulfills their objectives, explaining the how and why of specific interventions." (Doody's, April 2010)

Meet the Author

Salim Yusuf, Professor of Medicine, Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology, and Director of the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

John Cairns Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Head of the Department of Cardiac&Vascular Sciences at St George's, University of London.

Ernest Fallen, Professor Emeritus in Cardiology and Tutor in Cardiology Residency Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Bernard Gersh, Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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