The Human Heart: A Basic Guide to Heart Disease / Edition 2

The Human Heart: A Basic Guide to Heart Disease / Edition 2

by Brendan Phibbs, Christopher Wikoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781767776

ISBN-13: 9780781767774

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This basic text on the heart and heart diseases is geared to everyone on the cardiovascular care team, including emergency personnel, interns, residents, nurses, patients, and families. The thoroughly updated Second Edition describes current technologies for noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of coronary and vascular disease. Coverage includes a complete

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This basic text on the heart and heart diseases is geared to everyone on the cardiovascular care team, including emergency personnel, interns, residents, nurses, patients, and families. The thoroughly updated Second Edition describes current technologies for noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of coronary and vascular disease. Coverage includes a complete description of echocardiographic stress testing and new information on implanted defibrillators, indications for coronary arteriography, new drugs for heart failure, new cardiac resuscitation procedures, and use of ventricular synchronizing pacemakers. Also included are discussions of recently discovered lethal entities such as Brugada's syndrome, short QT syndrome, and the arrhythmogenic ventricle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781767774
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Structure and Function of the Normal Heart

Valves of the Heart

Pumping Action of the Heart

Blood Supply of the Heart

The Functioning Normal Heart

Heart Failure

Hypertensive Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease

The Heart Valves

The Autonomic or Automatic Nervous System

The Electrocardiogram

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Congenital Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Pulmonary Heart Disease

Imaginary Heart Disease

To Pace or Not to Pace

Medical Treatment of Heart Failure

Catheterization of the Heart and Coronary Arteriography

Cardiac Surgery

Heart Attack

Measuring the Efficiency of the Heart

Special Diagnostic Procedures

Review Test

Appendix

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