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Overview

Revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease delivers a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. This best-selling text is written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students and specifically designed to meet the needs of medical students during their initial encounters with patients with heart disease. This edition has improved consistency of coverage and level of detail and enhanced illustrations.

A companion website on thePoint will include the fully searchable text and audio heart sounds, plus an image bank for faculty.

Now in its Third Edition, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease is a concise introduction to diseases of the cardiovascular system. Introductory chapters review basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, heart sounds and murmurs, imaging and catheterization techniques, and the electrocardiogram. Early chapters review the structure and function of the heart. The main body of the book addresses the major groups of cardiovascular disease: atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, mechanisms of arrhythmias and their diagnosis, hypertension, diseases of the pericardium, diseases of peripheral vasculature, and congenital heart disease. The last chapter of the book is devoted to cardiovascular drugs.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Geoffrey F Lewis, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a book that covers both basic science and clinical information related to heart disease. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise review of heart disease processes.
Audience: It is intended primarily for medical students as a bridge from basic sciences to clinical cardiology. This book is appropriate for medical students in both the preclinical and clinical years.
Features: The initial chapters focus on anatomy, physical examination, ECGs, and imaging in a way that is appropriate for medical students. The clinically oriented portion of the book is divided into sections such as hypertension, heart failure, and acute coronary syndromes. Sections on treatments discuss pharmacology in depth.
Assessment: This book provides concise information for medical students in their preclinical and clinical years on both the basic science and the pathophysiology of cardiac disease states.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Geoffrey F Lewis, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a book that covers both basic science and clinical information related to heart disease. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise review of heart disease processes.
Audience: It is intended primarily for medical students as a bridge from basic sciences to clinical cardiology. This book is appropriate for medical students in both the preclinical and clinical years.
Features: The initial chapters focus on anatomy, physical examination, ECGs, and imaging in a way that is appropriate for medical students. The clinically oriented portion of the book is divided into sections such as hypertension, heart failure, and acute coronary syndromes. Sections on treatments discuss pharmacology in depth.
Assessment: This book provides concise information for medical students in their preclinical and clinical years on both the basic science and the pathophysiology of cardiac disease states.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605477237
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Edition description: Fifth, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 220,505
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

Basic Cardiac Structure and Function

Ken Young Lin, Elazer R. Edelman,

Gary Strichartz, and Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 2

The Cardiac Cycle: Mechanisms of Heart

Sounds and Murmurs

Henry Jung and Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 3

Cardiac Imaging and Catheterization

Henry Jung, Ken Young Lin, and Patricia

Challender Come

CHAPTER 4

The Electrocardiogram

Stephen R. Pomedli and Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 5

Atherosclerosis

Jordan B. Strom and Peter Libby

CHAPTER 6

Ischemic Heart Disease

June-Wha Rhee, Marc S. Sabatine, and

Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 7

Acute Coronary Syndromes

June-Wha Rhee, Marc S. Sabatine, and

Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 8

Valvular Heart Disease

Christopher A. Miller, Patrick T. O’Gara, and

Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 9

Heart Failure

Neal Anjan Chatterjee and Michael A. Fifer

CHAPTER 10

The Cardiomyopathies

Christopher T. Lee, G. William Dec, and

Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 11

Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Ranliang Hu, William G. Stevenson,

Gary R. Strichartz, and Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 12

Clinical Aspects of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Ranliang Hu, William G. Stevenson, and

Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 13

Hypertension

Christopher T. Lee, Gordon H. Williams, and

Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 14

Diseases of the Pericardium

Yin Ren and Leonard S. Lilly

CHAPTER 15

Diseases of the Peripheral Vasculature

Fan Liang and Mark A. Creager

CHAPTER 16

Congenital Heart Disease

David D. Berg and David W. Brown

CHAPTER 17

Cardiovascular Drugs

Cyrus K. Yamin, Christopher A. Miller,

Elliott M. Antman, Gary R. Strichartz, and

Leonard S. Lilly

Index

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Very good!

    Good source of information for cardiology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2003

    Fantastic Book

    I used this book as a medical student and I am currently using it again to freshen up by cardiac skills as an intern.. This book is so good that I am actually going to buy the 3rd edition; I used the 2nd edition in school. I wish every medical school system course can have a book written like this.. Again fantastic and a must if you want to understand cardiac pathophysiology

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2003

    If you want to understand Cardiology, get this book

    Cardiology pathophysiology can be difficult, but this book lays an excellent foundation to propel from. It provides good understanding to complicated topics. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2002

    Outstanding!!!

    Clear explanation of pathophysiology and normal physiology of how the heart functions. One of my favorite medical books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2001

    The ultimate cardiopath book

    From the neophyte opinion of a med student who has just finished path finals, I have to say that this is the most incredible book when it comes to dissecting and explaining cardiopath. I owe much gratitude to all the people who put together logical explanations of pathology and also linked symptoms to the bigger picture. My best attempt at thanks is to give props to this book, so hopefully you will go out and buy it.

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