Hurst's the Heart

Hurst's the Heart

by Valentin Fuster, R. Wayne Alexander, Spencer B. King, Ira Nash, Robert A. O'Rourke
     
 

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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

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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.

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

Editorial Reviews

5 Stars! from Doody
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071432252
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
1100
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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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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