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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.