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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Stephanie K Wong, DO (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This guide to cardiac disorders and their treatment is divided into the major cardiology subspecialties, addressing general principles, treatment recommendations, and application to clinical practice. The editor and authors are well published and have extensive experience in clinical cardiology.
Purpose: This book provides an easy to navigate guide to common cardiac disorders and recommendations for treatment that will help physicians in their clinical decision-making and assessment of patients at the bedside.
Audience: The intended audience includes students, trainees, midlevel providers, internists, and practicing cardiologists.
Features: The beginning of the book focuses on managing cardiac risk factors. The chapters on heart failure address natural history and pathophysiology of the disease, followed by pharmacological and device therapy guidelines. The chapter on echocardiography provides an explanation of principles and useful images that correlate with cardiac disease processes. The several chapters devoted to imaging modalities provide an excellent compendium of indications, methods, and recommendations for appropriate decision-making for noninvasive imaging and cardiac risk stratification.
Assessment: This excellent book will be a valuable resource for healthcare providers who need a quick reference for treatment recommendations in the broad field of cardiology.