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Along with a strong focus on patient care the new Hurst's The Heart includes a new look and organization. Each chapter has been systematically overhauled with an emphasis on streamlining the content for a focused presentation of the LATEST THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES and the EVIDENCE-BASED DATA that support them. CLINICAL GUIDELINES are included to equip you with the critical information for optimal patient care in an increasingly time-pressured, cost/benefit environment.

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Overview

Along with a strong focus on patient care the new Hurst's The Heart includes a new look and organization. Each chapter has been systematically overhauled with an emphasis on streamlining the content for a focused presentation of the LATEST THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES and the EVIDENCE-BASED DATA that support them. CLINICAL GUIDELINES are included to equip you with the critical information for optimal patient care in an increasingly time-pressured, cost/benefit environment.

The major changes that await you in the tenth edition of The Heart start with the dynamic new author team. Led by Valentin Fuster, Wayne Alexander and Robert A. O'Rourke, the editors have assembled an international group of thought leaders in cardiology who are distinguished not only by their academic prowess, but also by their clinical expertise. They know the latest treatment approaches because they practice them daily and document them here for you with precision.

The New 10th Edition of Hurst's The Heart is dramatically revised, and uniquely focused on the evolving demands of your daily practice:


  • WHAT'S NEW in the Tenth Edition
  • Expanded coverage of molecular biology of blood vessels and myocardium
  • More information on testing modalities—especially those related to nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging, MRI and PET
  • New emphasis on managing heart failure, including interventional techniques and new drug therapy strategies
  • Additional chapters on the biology of coronary heart disease
  • Expanded sections related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • More emphasis on integrating the science of cardiac care with treatment
  • Easy-to-reference, evidence-based practice guidelines where appropriate
  • New insight on the human genome project and its implications
  • Techniques for clinical evaluation of the patient
  • Late-breaking reports on clinical trials
  • Heart disease in diabetics
  • New sections on nonsurgical interventions in cardial and peripheral vascular disease

About the Author:
NEW AUTHOR TEAM:
VALENTIN FUSTER, M.D. Ph.D
Director, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute Richard Gorlin, M.D./Heart Research Foundation Professor of Cardiology, Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York
R. WAYNE ALEXANDER, M.D., Ph.D.
R. Bruce Logue Professor and Chair Department of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia
ROBERT A. O'ROURKE, M.D.
Charles Conrad Brown Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Disease University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
ROBERT ROBERTS, M.D.
Don W. Chapman Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology Professor of Cell Biology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Director, Bugher Foundation Center for Molecular Biology in the Cardiovascular System Baylor College of Medicine Director, Specialized Center for Research in Heart Failure Houston, Texas
SPENCER B. KING III, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emory University School of Medicine Director, Interventional Cardiology Emory University Hospital Atlanta, Georgia
HEIN J.J. WELLENS, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiology Academic Hospital Maastricht Maastricht, The

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is the 10th edition of a standard, comprehensive text on cardiovascular medicine. Drs. S. B. King and H. J. J. Wellens are new editors, replacing Drs. R. C. Schlant and E. H. Sonnenblick, and more than 100 authors contribute to the book. Much new material is presented and many chapters have been rewritten and updated, all categorized in the same 16 sections as the 9th edition.
Purpose: The book remains a strong effort to provide readers with an approach to the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease based on the latest evidence available. The authors are all recognized names in the field of cardiology.
Audience: The audience includes all cardiologists and cardiovascular trainees, in both medicine and surgery, as well as internal medicine residents and students who are looking for information from an up-to-date, standard reference in cardiology. The authors are certainly credible in all areas of cardiology.
Features: Sixteen new chapters have been added. There is new material on cellular molecular cardiology, the vascular system, diabetes, women and heart disease, diagnostic imaging, and practice guidelines. The book is well illustrated, including 110 color plates. There are also many black-and-white illustrations, as well as tables that complement the text. Each chapter is well referenced.
Assessment: There is much new material in this new edition, and it is all clinically focused. I wonder how the editors and authors were able to finish the text in 15 months — all the material is current. Cellular and molecular studies and genetic information are fast becoming a force in the treatment of cardiac patients. Thus, this edition should be well accepted over the 9th edition published in 1998. The book is an important addition to the cardiac literature and a well recognized reference.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071432252
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 1100
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Editors:

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, FAHA

Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation

Professor of Cardiology

Director, Mount Sinai Heart

Director, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular

Institute and Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for

Cardiovascular Health

The Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

Richard A. Walsh, MD, FACC, FAHA

John H. Hord Professor and Chairman

Department of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

Physician-in-Chief

University Hospitals of of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

Robert A. Harrington, MD, FACC, FAHA

Richard Sean Stack, MD Distinguished Professor

Professor of Medicine

Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Associate Editors:

Sharon A. Hunt, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Stanford University School of Medicine

Palo Alto, CA

Spencer B. King III, MD, MACC

President

Saint Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute

Professor of Medicine Emeritus

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Ira S. Nash, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP

Chief Medical Officer

Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Evidence

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York, NY

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS

Consulting Professor of Medicine

Duke University Medical Center

Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory

St. Vincent Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Robert Roberts, MD, FRCP(C), MACC, FAHA

President and CEO

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Professor of Medicine and Director

The Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Eric Rose, MD

Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor and Chair

Department of Health Evidence and Policy

Professor, Departments of Medicine (Cardiology), Surgery,

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Associate Director for Clinical Outcomes, Mount Sinai Heart

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York, NY

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Table of Contents

1 A history of the heart 3
2 The burden of increasing worldwide cardiovascular disease 15
3 Functional anatomy of the heart 45
4 Normal physiology of the cardiovascular system 87
5 Principles of molecular cardiology 113
6 Molecular and cellular biology of the normal, hypertrophied, and failing heart 125
7 Biology of the vessel wall 135
8 Molecular development of the heart and vasculature 155
9 The human genome and its future implications for cardiovascular disease 181
10 Genetic basis of cardiac arrhythmias 189
11 Cardiovascular tissue modification by genetic approaches 203
12 The history, physical examination, and cardiac auscultation 217
13 The resting electrocardiogram 295
14 The chest roentgenogram and cardiac fluoroscopy 325
15 The echocardiogram 351
16 ECG exercise testing 467
17 Cardiac catheterization, cardiac angiography, and coronary blood flow and pressure measurements 481
18 Coronary intravascular ultrasound imaging 545
19 Nuclear cardiology 563
20 Computed tomography of the heart 599
21 Magnetic resonance imaging of the heart 629
22 Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography of the vascular system 647
23 Positron emission tomography 667
24 Pathophysiology of heart failure 697
25 Diagnosis and management of heart failure 723
26 Surgical treatment of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical ventricular support 763
27 Mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances 787
28 Approach to the patient with cardiac arrhythmias 817
29 Atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and atrial tachycardia 825
30 Supraventricular tachycardia : AV node reentry and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome 855
31 Ventricular arrhythmias 875
32 Bradyarrhythmias and pacemakers 893
33 Long-term continuous electrocardiographic recording 927
34 Techniques of electrophysiologic evaluation 935
35 Antiarrhythmic drugs 949
36 Treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with catheter-ablative techniques 975
37 Indications and techniques of electrical cardioversion 981
38 The implantable cardioverter defibrillator 989
39 Pediatric arrhythmias 1003
40 Diagnosis and management of syncope 1033
41 Sudden cardiac death 1051
42 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the subsequent management of the patient 1079
43 Dyslipidemia, other risk factors, and the prevention of coronary heart disease 1093
44 Atherothrombosis and thrombosis-prone plaques 1123
45 Coronary thrombosis : local and systemic factors 1141
46 Coronary blood flow and myocardial ischemia 1153
47 Nonatherosclerotic coronary heart disease 1173
48 Definitions of acute coronary syndromes 1215
49 Pathology of myocardial ischemia, infarction, reperfusion, and sudden death 1223
50 The pathologic and biochemical basis for myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury 1241
51 Unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction : clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and medical management 1251
52 ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction : clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and medical management 1277
53 The electrocardiogram in acute myocardial infarction 1351
54 Thrombogenesis and antithrombotic therapy 1361
55 Percutaneous coronary intervention 1419
56 Mechanical interventions in acute myocardial infarction 1451
57 Diagnosis and management of patients with chronic ischemic heart disease 1465
58 Coronary bypass surgery 1495
59 Management of the patient after cardiac surgery 1509
60 Rehabilitation of the patient with coronary heart disease 1517
61 Hypertension : epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment 1531
62 Pulmonary hypertension 1577
63 Pulmonary embolism 1593
64 Chronic COR pulmonale 1617
65 Acute rheumatic fever 1635
66 Aortic valve disease 1643
67 Mitral valve disease 1669
68 Mitral valve prolapse syndrome 1695
69 Tricuspid valve, pulmonic valve, and multivalvular disease 1707
70 Clinical performance of prosthetic heart valves 1723
71 Antithrombotic therapy for valvular heart disease 1737
72 Cardiovascular diseases due to genetic abnormalities 1747
73 The pathology, pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of congenital heart disease 1785
74 Congenital heart disease in adults 1851
75 Classification of cardiomyopathies 1883
76 Dilated cardiomyopathies 1889
77 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 1909
78 Restrictive, obliterative, and infiltrative cardiomyopathies 1937
79 Myocarditis and specific cardiomyopathies - endocrine disease and alcohol 1949
80 Diseases of the pericardium 1977
81 Infective endocarditis 2001
82 Perioperative evaluation and management of patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease who undergo noncardiac surgery 2037
83 Anesthesia and the patient with cardiovascular disease 2051
84 The connective tissue diseases and the cardiovascular system 2063
85 Neoplastic heart disease 2081
86 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease 2097
87 The metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diet 2127
88 AIDS and the cardiovascular system 2143
89 Effect of noncardiac drugs, electricity, poisons, and radiation on the heart 2155
90 Adverse cardiovascular drug interactions and complications 2169
91 Effects of mood and anxiety disorders on the cardiovascular system 2189
92 Heart disease and pregnancy 2211
93 Traumatic heart disease 2225
94 The heart and kidney disease 2231
95 Exercise and the cardiovascular system 2245
96 Cardiovascular aging in the absence of clinical disease and therapeutic considerations for older patients with clinical cardiovascular diseases 2255
97 Women and coronary artery disease 2285
98 Diseases of the aorta 2301
99 Cerebrovascular disease and neurologic manifestations of heart disease 2323
100 The nonsurgical approach to carotid disease 2349
101 Diagnosis and management of diseases of the peripheral arteries and veins 2361
102 Surgical treatment of carotid and peripheral vascular disease 2381
103 Advances in the minimally invasive treatment of peripheral vascular disease 2391
104 Cost-effective strategies in cardiology 2405
105 Insurance issues in patients with heart disease 2431
106 Clinical practice guidelines in cardiovascular disease 2439
107 Behavioral medicine in the treatment of heart disease 2449
108 Complementary and alternative medical therapy in cardiovascular care 2463
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