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The Cardiovascular System at a Glance (Blackwell At a Glance Series)
     

The Cardiovascular System at a Glance (Blackwell At a Glance Series)

by Philip I. Aaronson, Jeremy P. T. Ward, Charles M. Weiner, Steven P. Schulman, Jaswinder S. Gill
 

The Cardiovascular System At A Glance combines the concise style of the 'At A Glance' series with a systemic approach in line with the new teaching programs now in place at most medical schools around the world.

The text progresses from basic science to clinical application: a general introduction to the cardiovascular system is followed by anatomy

Overview

The Cardiovascular System At A Glance combines the concise style of the 'At A Glance' series with a systemic approach in line with the new teaching programs now in place at most medical schools around the world.

The text progresses from basic science to clinical application: a general introduction to the cardiovascular system is followed by anatomy and histology; blood and body fluids; biochemistry and excitation-contraction coupling; form and function; integration and regulation; pathology and therapeutics; and case studies.

The five authors, from St Thomas' and Guy's (London) and John Hopkins (Baltimore), have between them more than 40 years' experience in teaching the cardiovascular system, and have all been instrumental in the move from subject-based to system-based learning at their medical schools.

This book will be of interest to medical students at all levels and to students of other health professions needing an introduction to the cardiovascular system.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This book is focused on the cardiovascular system and is packaged with material that could be covered in a one-hour lecture.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive yet concise review of cardiovascular topics integrating structure, function, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapeutics. The intent is to provide medical students what they need to pass exams. The authors accomplish these objectives.
Audience: The text is directed to pre-clinical medical students, but could also be used by advanced students and medical residents in need of a quick review of a cardiovascular topic.
Features: Each of the 51 chapters is built around an illustration or a table and is two pages long. There are sections on cardiovascular physiology, pathology, and therapeutics. All chapters have a good illustration or table with key words in each chapter in bold print. The chapters are up-to-date (e.g., points are present on glycoprotein IIb IIIa blockers and coronary artery disease, beta blocker usage in congestive heart failure, intra cardiac defibrillators, and heart transplants). In case studies at the end of the book patients with congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, angina, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia are covered. This is an attempt to focus the student on patient problems. The index is good but no references are provided for additional reading.
Assessment: This is a good text for medical students who need a focused review on a cardiovascular topic.
3 Stars from Doody
John F. Moran
This book is focused on the cardiovascular system and is packaged with material that could be covered in a one-hour lecture. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive yet concise review of cardiovascular topics integrating structure, function, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapeutics. The intent is to provide medical students what they need to pass exams. The authors accomplish these objectives. The text is directed to pre-clinical medical students, but could also be used by advanced students and medical residents in need of a quick review of a cardiovascular topic. Each of the 51 chapters is built around an illustration or a table and is two pages long. There are sections on cardiovascular physiology, pathology, and therapeutics. All chapters have a good illustration or table with key words in each chapter in bold print. The chapters are up-to-date (e.g., points are present on glycoprotein IIb IIIa blockers and coronary artery disease, beta blocker usage in congestive heart failure, intra cardiac defibrillators, and heart transplants). In case studies at the end of the book patients with congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, angina, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia are covered. This is an attempt to focus the student on patient problems. The index is good but no references are provided for additional reading. This is a good text for medical students who need a focused review on a cardiovascular topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632049714
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
At a Glance Series , #3
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.28(d)

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