Hurst's the Heart Manual of Cardiology, 12th Edition / Edition 12

Hurst's the Heart Manual of Cardiology, 12th Edition / Edition 12

by Robert A. O'Rourke, Valentin Fuster, Richard Walsh

ISBN-10: 0071592989

ISBN-13: 9780071592987

Pub. Date: 01/27/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A complete pocket guide to diagnosing and treating the full range of heart problems

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!


"This is an excellent counterpart to larger references (including Hurst's the Heart, 12th edition, Fuster et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008), as the original intent of the authors). The chapters are short, succinct, and well written

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A complete pocket guide to diagnosing and treating the full range of heart problems

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!


"This is an excellent counterpart to larger references (including Hurst's the Heart, 12th edition, Fuster et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008), as the original intent of the authors). The chapters are short, succinct, and well written. The handbook makes excellent use of tables, algorithms, diagrams, and figures to synthesize key aspects of cardiovascular disease and care. Treatment recommendations take into account current ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines and are very specific about the indications for therapy. The chapters are written by established experts and are well referenced. Its portability makes it an instant rapid-access resource, invaluable for physicians doing bedside rounds"—Doody's Review Service

Summarizing the clinical sections of Hurst's the Heart, 12e, this point-of-care resource covers the key points of cardiovascular pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment in a quick-access presentation, making it essential for rounds, at the bedside, or on the wards.


  • Updated information on cardiovascular drugs highlights the latest indications, important data, and side effects
  • Full coverage of vital topics such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease in the elderly
  • Current US and European practice guidelines and treatment protocols help reinforce clinical decision-making
  • Translation of genetic basis of arrhythmias to clinical practice provides a solid framework for diagnostic techniques

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Table of Contents

1. History, Physical Examination, and Cardiac Auscultation, Robert A. O'Rourke
2. The Resting Electrocardiogram, Freddy Del-Carpio Munoz, Robert J. Myerburg, and Agustin Castellanos
3. Cardiac Roentgenography, Robert A. O'Rourke
4. Noninvasive Testing for Myocardial Ischemia, Arie Wolak, Daniel S. Berman, Jeroen J. Bax, Thomas H. Marwick, and Leslee J. Shaw
5. Noninvasive Testing for Cardiac Dysfunction, Jon C. George and Brian D. Hoit
6. Cardiac CT and MRI, Steve L. Liao and Valentin Fuster
7. Cardiac Catheterization & Coronary Angiography, Marco A. Costa and Josoph Jozic
8. Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias & Conduction Disturbances, Alexander Burashnikov and Charles Antzelevitch
9. Approach to the Patient with Cardiac Arrhythmias, Robert A. O'Rourke
10. Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, and Supraventricular Tachycardia, Robert A. O'Rourke
11. Ventricular Arrhythmias, Mohan N. Viswanathan, Robert W. Rho, and Richard L. Page
12. Bradyarrhythmias & Pacing, Raul D. Mitrani, Robert J. Meyerburg, and Agustin Castellanos
13. Long-Term Continuous Electrocardiographic Recording, Robert A. O'Rourke
14. Techniques of Electrophysiologic Evaluation, M. Eyman Mortada and Masood Akhtar
15. Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias with Ablation Therapy, Usha B. Tedrow and William G. Stevenson
16. Indications and Techniques of Electrical Defibrillation and Cardioversion, Chirag M. Sandesana and Richard E. Kerber
17. Diagnosis & Management of Syncope, Judith A. Mackall and Mark D. Carlson
18. Sudden Cardiac Death, Matthew R. Reynolds, Mintu Turakhia, Duane S. Pinto, and Mark E. Josephson
19. CPR and Post-Resuscitation Management, Jooby John and Gordon A. Ewy
20. Diagnosis & Management of Heart Failure, Robert McCray and Gary S. Francis
21. Dyslipidemia & Other Cardiac Risk Factors, Robert L. Huang, David J. Maron, Paul M. Ridker, Scott M. Grundy, and Thomas A. Pearson
22. Management of Patients with Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease, Robert A. O'Rourke
23. Definition & Pathogenesis of Acute Coronary Syndromes, Joseph M. Sweeny and Valentin Fuster
24. Diagnosis & Management of Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Eric H. Yang and Bernard J. Gersh25. Diagnosis & Management of Patients with Unstable Angina and Non—ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Susan A. Matulevicius, Anand Rohatgi, and James A. de Lemos
26. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Habib Samady, John S. Douglas, Jr., and Spencer B. King III
27. Mechanical Intervention in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Anwar Tandar and William E. Boden
28. Systemic Hypertension: Pathogenesis and Etiology, Michael E. Hall, John E. Hall, Joey P. Granger, and Daniel W. Jones
29. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension, Darrell Rubin, Mahboob Rahman, and Jackson T. Wright, Jr.
30. Pulmonary Hypertension, Lewis J. Rubin
31. Pulmonary Embolism, Gordon L. Yung and Peter F. Fedullo
32. Aortic Valve Disease, Vidya Narayan, Aly Rahimtoola, and Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola
33. Mitral Valve Stenosis, Amardeep K. Singh and Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola
34. Mitral Regurgitation (Including Mitral Valve Prolapse), Robert A. O'Rourke
35. Tricuspid Valve and Pulmonic Valve Disease, John T. Schindler and James A. Shaver
36. Prosthetic Heart Valves: Choice of Valve and Management of the Patient, YingXing Wu, Gary L. Grunkemeier, Albert Starr, and Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola
37. Antithrombotic Therapy for Valvular Heart Disease, Eric C. Stecker, John H. McAnulty, and Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola
38. Infective Endocarditis, Christian T. Ruff, Saptarsi Haldar, and Patrick T. O'Gara
39. Dilated Cardiomyopathies, Luisa Mestroni, Edward M. Gilbert, Brian D. Lowes, and Michael R. Bristow
40. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Lian R. Shaw and Robert A. O'Rourke
41. Restrictive, Obliterative & Infiltrated Cardiomyopathies, Christopher D. McCoy and Brian D. Hoit
42. Myocarditis and Specific Cardiomyopathies, Sean P. Pinney, Ajith P. Nair, and Donna M. Mancini
43. The Heart and Noncardiac Drugs, Electricity, Poisons, and Radiation, Andrew L. Smith
44. Diseases of the Pericardium, Sharon L. Roble and Brian D. Hoit
45. Cardiovascular Diseases Caused by Genetic Abnormalities, Michael Froeschl and Robert Roberts
46. Congenital Heart Disease in Adults, Jamil a. Aboulhosn and John S. Child
47. Perioperative Evaluation of Patients with Known or Suspected Cardiovascular Disease Who Undergo Noncardiac Surgery, Michael J. Lynn and Kim A. Eagle
48. Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, and Diet, Stanley S. Wang, Sidney C. Smith, Jr., and Scott M. Grundy
49. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Marc A. Miller, Sammy Elmariah, and Valentin Fuster
50. Autoimmune Disorders and the Cardiovascular System, Jose F. Roldan and Robert A. O'Rourke
51. Women and Coronary Artery Disease, Pamela Charney
52. Heart Disease and Pregnancy, Craig S. Broberg and John H. McAnulty
53. The Heart and Obesity, H. Robert Superko and Lakshmana K. Pendyala
54. Diseases of the Aorta, Emily A. Farkas and John A. Elefteriades
55. Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurologic Manifestations of Heart Disease, Megan C. Leary and Louis R. Caplan
56. The Nonsurgical Approach to Carotid Disease, Paul T.L. Chiam, Gary S. Roubin, Sriram S. Iyer, and Jiri J. Vitek
57. Diagnosis & Management of Diseases of the Peripheral Arteries and Veins
58. Diagnosis & Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease, Faisal A. Ariana and Paul W. Wennberg
59. Practice Guidelines and Cardiovascular Care, Rajesh Vedanthan and Ira S. Nash
60. Adverse Cardiovascular Drug Interactions & Complications, Julio A. Barcena and Ileana L. Piña
61. Treatment Consideration in Elderly Patients with Cardiovascular Disease, Robert A. O'Rourke
62. Complementary Medicine in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease, Prashant Kaul, Rebecca B. Costello, Daniel B. Mark, John H.K. Vogel, and Mitchell W. Krucoff

Robert A. O'Rourke, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA,

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Richard A. Walsh, MD, FACC, FAHA,

John H. Hord Professor

Chair, Department of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University


University Hospitals of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

Valentin Fuster MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Cardiology

Director, Mount Sinai Heart

Director, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and

the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health

The Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

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