Oxford Handbook of Cardiology

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Cardiovascular disease remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout developed countries and is also rapidly increasing in developing countries. Cardiovascular medicine and the specialty of cardiology continue to expand, and the remit of the cardiologist is forever broader with the development of new sub- specialties. The Oxford Handbook of Cardiology provides a comprehensive but concise guide to all modern cardiological practice with an emphasis on practical clinical management in many different contexts. This second edition addresses all the key advances made in the field since the previous edition, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and pharmacology. It expands the remit to medical students and the more junior doctor while retaining the level of detail required by more senior practitioners within the field.

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Reviewer: Andre C. Olivier, M.D., R.R.T.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This quick reference guide covers the breadth of cardiovascular diseases.
Purpose: The authors intend this book as a comprehensive, quick reference for the practicing cardiologist.
Audience: It is intended for all practitioners in the area of cardiology, including entry-level providers needing quick information and seasoned specialists wanting a bedside refresher.
Features: Spanning the gamut from hypertension to intervention, this book uses text, tables, and illustrations in an easy-to-find, easy-to-read format to present up-to-date information. It includes a summary chapter on major cardiology clinical trials as well as a step-by-step procedure guide. Although several abbreviations follow the British vernacular, they are referenced early in the book.
Assessment: This provides a very useful supplement to standard textbook information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198525974
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Ramrakha works as a Cardiologist at London's Hammersmith Hospital, one of the UK's leading research centres for cardiovascular disease. He has a special commitment to writing and teaching both medicine and cardiology. He is also the Cardiologist to Tony Blair. Dr Hill is a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer at King's College Hospital. He has a special interest in new treatments for cardiovascular disease.

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Table of Contents

1 Cardiac investigations 1
2 Valvular heart disease 57
3 Infective endocarditis 87
4 Coronary artery disease 111
5 Cardiac catheterization and intervention 205
6 Heart failure 259
7 Heart muscle diseases 297
8 Pericardial diseases 327
9 Arrhythmias 357
10 Invasive electrophysiology 409
11 Congenital heart disease 453
12 Multisystem disorders 481
13 Cardiology in developing countries 499
14 Heart disease in pregnancy 523
15 Major trials in cardiology 547
16 Eponymous syndromes 589
17 Cardiovascular emergencies 601
18 Practical procedures 677
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