Hurst's the Heart

Hurst's the Heart

by Wayne Wayne Alexander
     
 

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Substantial and transforming revision of the classic text. Dramatically revised and updated to reflect the modern molecular focus of the new cardiology while embracing the practicing physician's need for concise information on diagnosis and therapy. The next generation of leading lights in cardiology add their contributions here. New highlights include a wholly…  See more details below

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Substantial and transforming revision of the classic text. Dramatically revised and updated to reflect the modern molecular focus of the new cardiology while embracing the practicing physician's need for concise information on diagnosis and therapy. The next generation of leading lights in cardiology add their contributions here. New highlights include a wholly current chapter on myocardial infarction,a unified chapter on physical examination which consolidates material previously located throughout the text,expanded cardiac imaging throughout,a new chapter on gene therapy from a world leader,and reorganization of the disease sections into mini-books making quick reference fast and easy

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Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This book has been published every four years or so since 1966. This is the ninth edition of the text, which has become a standard in cardiovascular medicine. It has 81 contributing authors.
Purpose: The purpose throughout the years has been to provide readers with a practical approach to the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Audience: It is recommended for any practitioner for an extensive review of cardiovascular subjects, as well as for students, medical residents, and cardiovascular fellows.
Features: In this ninth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced by about 30 percent, but the number of pages has increased. This reduces duplication across chapters and improves combinations of subject matter. A good example of this is the chapter on lipids (Chapter 53), which has been expanded from 8 to 23 pages. The importance of molecular biology and genetics has been emphasized with much new material included in the first section of the book under the title, "Basic Foundations of Cardiology." The general evaluation of the patient has been revised, with expansions in the sections of nuclear cardiology (Chapter 17). Nuclear cardiology has been given higher priority in the ninth edition. It includes a totally revised section on echocardiography emphasizing more two dimensional studies than M-mode studies.
Assessment: This is a well illustrated text with a helpful index and table of contents. It is an attractive book, which now boasts an increase of more than double the number of color plates. There are extensive references following each chapter that date to 1995 and 1996 in many instances. It is a well recognized standard text reference in cardiology.
3 Stars from Doody
John F. Moran
This book has been published every four years or so since 1966. This is the ninth edition of the text, which has become a standard in cardiovascular medicine. It has 81 contributing authors. The purpose throughout the years has been to provide readers with a practical approach to the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. It is recommended for any practitioner for an extensive review of cardiovascular subjects, as well as for students, medical residents, and cardiovascular fellows. In this ninth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced by about 30 percent, but the number of pages has increased. This reduces duplication across chapters and improves combinations of subject matter. A good example of this is the chapter on lipids (Chapter 53), which has been expanded from 8 to 23 pages. The importance of molecular biology and genetics has been emphasized with much new material included in the first section of the book under the title, "Basic Foundations of Cardiology. The general evaluation of the patient has been revised, with expansions in the sections of nuclear cardiology (Chapter 17). Nuclear cardiology has been given higher priority in the ninth edition. It includes a totally revised section on echocardiography emphasizing more two dimensional studies than M-mode studies. This is a well illustrated text with a helpful index and table of contents. It is an attractive book, which now boasts an increase of more than double the number of color plates. There are extensive references following each chapter that date to 1995 and 1996 in many instances. It is a well recognized standard text reference in cardiology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070577176
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition Due 11/2000
Pages:
2602
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 13.56(h) x 3.75(d)

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