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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Evan S Jacobs, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: An update of a 2009 edition, this pocket-sized manual highlights the most important aspects of cardiovascular disease and its management covered in more detail in the textbook, Hurst's the Heart, 13th edition, Fuster et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2011). The editors and authors are among the most well-known leaders in various subspecialties of cardiology.
Purpose: The purpose is to address a broad scope of cardiovascular disease topics using a concise, easy-to-access approach. A quick reference to help guide management and future reading is an invaluable tool in the field of cardiology.
Audience: The book is meant for all healthcare workers interested in cardiovascular disease, and especially medical residents, cardiology fellows, and cardiologists.
Features: The best aspect of this book is that it summarizes the most important topics in cardiology. In a few short pages, readers can easily learn about presentation and management as well as the landmark studies that contributed to the author's recommendations.
Assessment: This book does an excellent job of summarizing the most important points of a wide array of topics in cardiology.