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The authority of Harrison's in a handy, full-color paperback devoted exclusively to cardiovascular medicine

"This is an informative and practical, yet easy-to-read guide that provides a succinct overview of the field of cardiovascular medicine. 3 Stars."—Doody's Review Service

Featuring the chapters on Cardiology that appear in the landmark Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e, this compact clinical companion delivers all the latest knowledge in the field, backed by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison's.

You'll find coverage that reflects the expertise of renowned editors and contributors — presented in a carry-anywhere format that makes it ideal for the classroom, the wards, or the point of care. With its ease of use, indispensable diagnosis-speeding guidelines, and acclaimed state-of-the-art strategies, Harrison's Cardiovascular Medicine is a must for students and clinicians alike.

Harrison's Cardiovascular Medicine delivers:

  • Current, complete coverage of need-to-know cardiovascular medicine topics, including diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders, disorders of the heart, and disorders of the vasculature
  • Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management topics in each of the diseases-oriented chapters
  • 112 high-yield questions for exam and board review drawn from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 17e
  • 5 complete chapters in print format taken from the acclaimed Harrison's DVD
  • 44 chapters written by recognized experts
  • 4 atlases covering electrocardiography, noninvasive cardiac imaging, percutaneous revascularization, and cardiac arrhythmias
  • Reference that have been updated since the publication of HPIM 17e
  • Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

The Harrison’s specialty series is written by the same world-renowned author team who brought you Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e:

Anthony S. Fauci, MD; Eugene Braunwald, MD; Dennis L. Kasper, MD; Stephen L. Hauser, MD; Dan L. Longo, MD; J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD; Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071702911
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 636
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD

Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Chairman, Department of Medicine

Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

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Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

SECTION I INTRODUCTION TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS

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

SECTION II DIAGNOSIS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS

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

SECTION III HEART RHYTHM DISTURBANCES

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

SECTION IV DISORDERS OF THE HEART

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

SECTION V DISORDERS OF THE VASCULATURE

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

SECTION VI CARDIOVASCULAR ATLASES

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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