Description: This pocket-sized handbook concisely reviews topics of general cardiovascular medicine.
Purpose: It is intended as a concise reference of cardiovascular medicine for primary medical care providers.
Audience: It is intended for any physician who provides care to patients with cardiovascular diseases and helps general practitioners as well as physicians in noncardiovascular subspecialties to order appropriate tests and consultations.
Features: The handbook is organized to provide a guide to the most commonly encountered topics in cardiovascular medicine, including noninvasive cardiac imaging, electrophysiology studies, and cardiac catheterization. It includes a section on evidence based cardiovascular therapeutics and briefly discusses several high-risk bedside procedures. It is rich in simplified diagrams and illustrations.
Assessment: This is an up-to-date, evidence-based, and easy-to-use handbook on the high-yield topics in the rapidly evolving field of cardiovascular medicine. It is an excellent supplemental resource for medical providers who are interested in learning more about the field.