Written by a distinguished group of physicians and scientists, this volume provides a thorough survey of the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of normal structure and function, and then offers a clear discussion of pathophysiologic mechanisms, covering both acquired and congenital abnormalities. Physical examination of the cardiovascular system, invasive and noninvasive diagnostic methods, and medical and surgical treatment are discussed in terms of their relation to pathophysiology, so that clinical practice is seen to proceed logically from the nature of the underlying disease process.
The book is intended for students of medicine with a background in normal cardiovascular physiology who are ready to learn about important abnormalities of the system. It will enable them to understand appropriate approaches to patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as to comprehend the immense detail available in more comprehensive texts. As a concise account of the anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic basis of clinical cardiology, the book will continue to be valued in later years by those requiring a review of major pathophysiologic mechanisms.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.47(d)|