Harrison's Cardiovascular Medicine 2/E / Edition 2

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Cardiovascular Medicine – as only Harrison’s can cover it

Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to cardiovascular disorders that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.


  • Current, complete coverage of essential cardiovascular medicine topics, including Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disorders, Heart Rhythm Disturbances, Disorders of the Heart, and Disorders of the Vasculature
  • An important opening section “Introduction to Cardiovascular Disorders” that provides a systems overview, beginning with the basic biology of the cardiovascular system, followed by epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases, and approach to the patient
  • Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
  • 108 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e
  • Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e
  • 44 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine
  • Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Conrad Jablonski, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: Designed for a wide range of healthcare professionals in various stages of training, this book attempts to provide a succinct overview of cardiovascular medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to review a broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease in a somewhat detailed manner for those who may have an interest in the field. Given the ever-changing nature of cardiology, this book is needed.
Audience: The preface indicates the book is intended for all medical professionals, but it is most appropriate for fourth-year medical students, residents interested in pursuing a career in cardiology, or physician-assistants or nurse practitioners in the field of cardiology.
Features: Covering a diverse spectrum of cardiovascular medicine, the book does a good job of briefly reviewing basic pathophysiology/physiology of many pertinent areas. The brief discussion of history and physical exam findings is well written for medical students. Unique to this book are the "approach to the patient" boxes that may help guide management for healthcare professionals just starting in the field. One of the shortcomings is a lack of citations of major pertinent trials.
Assessment: This is a great book for students and residents. It is an easy and fast read. The diagrams and illustrations are pertinent and easy to understand and, in many cases, correlate well with the text. It is a great supplement for readers who are either entering the field of medicine or have a broader scope of practice (i.e. internists/nurse practitioners).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071814980
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 982,715
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents




1 Basic Biology of the Cardiovascular System Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 2

2 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease J. Michael Gaziano Gaziano, J. Michael 18

3 Approach to the Patient with Possible Cardiovascular Disease Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 26


4 Chest Discomfort Thomas H. Lee Lee, Thomas H. 32

5 Dyspnea and Pulmonary Edema Richard M. Schwartzstein Schwartzstein, Richard M. 40

6 Hypoxia and Cyanosis Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 47

7 Edema Joseph Loscalzo Loscalzo, Joseph 52

8 Palpitations Joseph Loscalzo Loscalzo, Joseph 60

9 Physical Examination of the Cardiovascular System Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 62

10 Approach to the Patient with a Heart Murmur Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 72

11 Electrocardiography Ary L. Goldberger Goldberger, Ary L. 86

12 Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and MRI/CT Imaging A. Jamil Tajik Tajik, A. Jamil 99

13 Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography Donald S. Baim Baim, Donald S. 112


14 Principles of Electrophysiology Gordon F. Tomaselli Tomaselli, Gordon F. 122

15 The Bradyarrhythmias Gordon F. Tomaselli Tomaselli, Gordon F. 132

16 The Tachyarrhythmias Francis Marchlinski Marchlinski, Francis 147


17 Heart Failure and Cor Pulmonale Douglas L. Mann Mann, Douglas L. 178

18 Cardiac Transplantation and Prolonged Assisted Circulation Sharon A. Hunt Hunt, Sharon A. 198

19 Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult John S. Child Child, John S. 203

20 Valvular Heart Disease Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 215

21 Cardiornyopathy and Myocarditis Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 241

22 Pericardial Disease Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 254

23 Tumors and Trauma of the Heart Wilson S. Colucci Colucci, Wilson S. 265

24 Cardiac Manifestations of Systemic Disease Wilson S. Colucci Colucci, Wilson S. 270

25 Infective Endocarditis Adolf W. Karchmer Karchmer, Adolf W. 275

26 Acute Rheumatic Fever Jonathan R. Carapetis Carapetis, Jonathan R. 290

27 Chagas' Disease Louis V. Kirchhoff Kirchhoff, Louis V. 297

28 Cardiogenic Shock and Pulmonary Edema David H. Ingbar Ingbar, David H. 302

29 Cardiovascular Collapse, Cardiac Arrest, and Sudden Cardiac Death Agustin Castellanos Castellanos, Agustin 311


30 The Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Treatment of Atherosclerosis Peter Libby Libby, Peter 322

31 Disorders of Lipoprotein Metabolism Helen H. Hobbs Hobbs, Helen H. 335

32 The Metabolic Syndrome Robert H. Eckel Eckel, Robert H. 358

33 Ischemic Heart Disease Joseph Loscalzo Loscalzo, Joseph 366

34 Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 387

35 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Eugene Braunwald Braunwald, Eugene 395

36 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Donald S. Baim Baim, Donald S. 414

37 Hypertensive Vascular Disease Theodore A. Kotchen Kotchen, Theodore A. 422

38 Diseases of the Aorta Joseph Loscalzo Loscalzo, Joseph 445

39 Vascular Diseases of the Extremities Joseph Loscalzo Loscalzo, Joseph 454

40 Pulmonary Hypertension Stuart Rich Rich, Stuart 467


41 Atlas of Electrocardiography Ary L. Goldberger Goldberger, Ary L. 478

42 Atlas of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging A. Jamil Tajik Tajik, A. Jamil 495

43 Atlas of Cardiac Arrhythmias Ary L. Goldberger Goldberger, Ary L. 504

44 Atlas of Percutaneous Revascularization Donald S. Baim Baim, Donald S. 517

Appendix Laboratory Values of Clinical Importance Daniel J. Fink Fink, Daniel J. 523

Review and Self-Assessment Adam Spivak Spivak, Adam 545

Index 593

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