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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Tara K Jarreau, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book comprises the key cardiovascular chapters from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th edition, Fauci et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008).
Purpose: It provides a general overview of major topics in cardiovascular medicine.
Audience: Written by leading experts in the field of cardiology, the book is intended for internists, practicing clinicians, medical students, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge of cardiovascular medicine.
Features: The book is logically organized into easy to read sections: an introduction to cardiovascular disorders; diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders; heart rhythm disturbances; disorders of the heart; disorders of the vasculature; cardiovascular atlases; and finally, a review and self-assessment. Simple diagrams and illustrations help readers understand the topics.
Assessment: This is an informative and practical, yet easy-to-read guide that provides a succinct overview of the field of cardiovascular medicine.