Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy: A Practical Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

M. Gabriel Khan, MD, concisely assembles in a reader friendly format all the clinically useful information that an internist needs in both his daily rounds and abusy office practice to find correct clinical diagnoses and choose optimal pharmacologic therapies for their patients. Highlights include a simplified method for recognition of, and a practical therapeutic approach to, arrhythmias, as well as a more logical approach to drug management of hypertension than that given by the Joint National Committee, instructive algorithms that simplify the diagnosis and treatment of syncope, and extensive diagnostic information on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A large number of illustrative electrocardiograms that help to clarify the most often misinterpreted of all cardiologic tests and extensive discussions of practical cardiovascular pharmacology complete this magisterial survey.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Sandra I. Reynertson
This cardiology reference is designed primarily to be used for practical clinical approaches to common cardiac problems. Rather than an exhaustive textbook, this is a medium-sized book intended for use as an easy reference at the bedside in the care of patients in ER and ICU settings. The primary purpose is to provide a concise, user-friendly text with in-depth coverage of common cardiologic problems, highlighting hallmarks for diagnosis and treatment strategies, as well as a practical guide to cardiovascular pharmacology. The audience includes internists, family practitioners, emergency room physicians, and housestaff involved in the care of patients with acute cardiac problems, but who are not well versed in the field of cardiology. The chapters are formatted to approach the diagnosis of each topic, with bullets highlighting particular pearls for rapid retrieval of information, followed by the therapeutic options, with emphasis on cardiovascular pharmacology. Throughout the text are algorithms for quick reference to the evaluation and management of common cardiac problems. Although the editor cites a very legitimate indication for the text (i.e., a concise, medium-sized, easy-to-read reference on general clinical cardiology), the diagrams are often difficult to follow for rapid reference because of the lack of use of color. The clinical pearls are often buried in the text, and the cardiovascular pharmacology is too concise and incomplete to achieve the purpose of improving physician expertise of relevant cardiovascular pharmacology.
Booknews
A clinically focused reference to diagnosis and therapy of heart disease, covering common cardiologic problems with emphasis on practical aspects of diagnosis, cardiovascular pharmacology, and therapeutic strategies. Contains chapters on areas including aortic dissection, preoperative management of cardiac patients for noncardiac surgery, and nonpharmacological therapy for cardiac arrythmias, with b&w illustrations. Useful for internists, clinical cardiologists, residents, critical care nurses, and primary care providers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Sandra I. Reynertson, MD, FACC (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This cardiology reference is designed primarily to be used for practical clinical approaches to common cardiac problems. Rather than an exhaustive textbook, this is a medium-sized book intended for use as an easy reference at the bedside in the care of patients in ER and ICU settings.
Purpose: The primary purpose is to provide a concise, user-friendly text with in-depth coverage of common cardiologic problems, highlighting hallmarks for diagnosis and treatment strategies, as well as a practical guide to cardiovascular pharmacology.
Audience: The audience includes internists, family practitioners, emergency room physicians, and housestaff involved in the care of patients with acute cardiac problems, but who are not well versed in the field of cardiology.
Features: The chapters are formatted to approach the diagnosis of each topic, with bullets highlighting particular pearls for rapid retrieval of information, followed by the therapeutic options, with emphasis on cardiovascular pharmacology. Throughout the text are algorithms for quick reference to the evaluation and management of common cardiac problems.
Assessment: Although the editor cites a very legitimate indication for the text (i.e., a concise, medium-sized, easy-to-read reference on general clinical cardiology), the diagrams are often difficult to follow for rapid reference because of the lack of use of color. The clinical pearls are often buried in the text, and the cardiovascular pharmacology is too concise and incomplete to achieve the purpose of improving physician expertise of relevant cardiovascular pharmacology.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588294395
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/17/2009
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 548
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Complications of Myocardial Infarction and Postinfarction Care

Cardiogenic Shock

Angina

Heart Failure

Arrhythmias

Cardiac Arrest

Hypertension

Dyslipidemias

Aortic Dissection

Valvular Heart Diseases and Rheumatic Fever

Infective Endocarditis

Pericarditis and Myocarditis

Cardiomyopathy

Syncope

Preoperative Management of Cardiac Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

Index

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