Practical Cardiology: Evaluation and Treatment of Common Cardiovascular Disorders / Edition 2

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Thoroughly updated to reflect current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, this concise yet comprehensive handbook presents practical information on the common cardiovascular problems that clinicians encounter daily. The book provides a user-friendly, authoritative guide to evaluation of common cardiovascular symptoms and evaluation and management of common cardiovascular conditions. Coverage also includes clinical challenges such as management of chronic anticoagulation, assessing and minimizing cardiac risk in noncardiac surgery, and management of the cardiac surgery patient. Numerous tables and algorithms help readers find information quickly and aid in clinical decision-making.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Emanuel D Chryssos, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This second edition of a book written primarily by the staff at the University of Michigan and designed for day-to- day use in the practice of cardiology updates the well received first edition of 2003.
Purpose: The main purpose is to provide a succinct, authoritative guide and this offers a methodical approach to the various aspects of cardiology.
Audience: It is suitable for a broad range of healthcare professionals involved in clinical cardiology, ranging from medical students to house officers, midlevel practitioners, and practicing clinicians. Perhaps a physician in training would get the most benefit, but this book would be helpful for any healthcare professional looking for information in the realm of cardiology.
Features: Using a novel approach for a medical book, the first section is symptom-based. Six chapters are devoted to the most common patient complaints cardiologists see. All the chapters are succinct and focus on practical points; for example, every chapter has a "when to refer" section and a "when to admit" section. The second section covers all the major pathology seen by cardiologists including coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular disease, and arrhythmias. The final section focuses on the preoperative cardiac evaluation of the noncardiac and cardiac surgery patient.
Assessment: This book starts with a novel approach, focusing on symptoms. The cardiac evaluation of the surgical patient, written by an expert in the field, is well done. Finally, the book does a good job of gathering a large amount of material into an organized, easy to reference format that can be kept near at hand for a quick read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781772945
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Chest Pain
Approach to Claudication


Coronary Artery Disease
Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Stable Angina
Unstable Angina
Non-ST Elevation Myocardial
Acute ST Elevation Myocardial
Primary Hypertension
Approach to Secondary Hypertension
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart Failure Due to Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
Heart Failure with Preserved Systolic Function
Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
Atrial Fibrillation & Atrial Flutter
Ventricular Tachycardia
Valvular Heart Disease
Infectious Endocarditis
Mitral Regurgitation
Aortic Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis
Aortic Stenosis
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Neoplasms
Acute Pericarditis
Pericardial Effusion
Pericardial Constriction
Aortic & Major Vascular Diseases
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Nondissecting Thoracic Aneurysms
Aortic Dissection
Cerebrovascular Disease
Deep Venous Thrombosis
Lower Extremity Ischemia
Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension & Cor Pulmonale Diagnosis & Management
Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
Congenital Heart Disease in Adults


Management of Chronic Anticoagulation
Assessing & Minimizing Cardiac Risk of Noncardiac Surgery
Management of the Cardiac Surgery Patient


Complementary & Alternative Medicine


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