Hurst's the Heart Manual of Cardiology, 12th Edition [NOOK Book]


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 ...

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071701983
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 784
  • File size: 66 MB
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Meet the Author

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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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

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