Lecture Notes on Cardiology, fourth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to one of the most rapidly changing specialities in clinical medicine. The completely new author team has produced an informative and highly accessible book, presenting clinical cardiology in a way that relates disease to underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, and linking this directly to the patient, their disease and its management.
This new edition has been produced in response to the exciting new developments in all areas of cardiology. It has been completely revised and rewritten, with an emphasis on recent major clinical trials relating to cardiology and the huge advances made in cardiac imaging techniques. These concepts are fully illustrated and a colour plate section has been added to show emergent techniques, including Doppler imaging and MRI.
The succinct and topical content of this book means that it will not only appeal to the undergraduate medical student, but also to the junior doctor studying for higher examinations.
Table of Contents
1 Taking a Cardiovascular History.
2 Examination of the Cardiovascular System.
5 The Myocardium.
6 Heart Failure.
7 Thrombosis in Cardiovascular Disease.
8 Coronary Heart Disease.
9 Pacing and Electrophysiology.
10 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
11 Valvular Heart Disease.
12 The Endocardium.
13 The Pericardium.
14 Cardiac Tumours.
15 Diseases of the Aorta.
16 Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease.
17 The Heart in Pregnancy.
18 Congenital Heart Disease in Adults.
19 Heart Disease in the Elderly.
20 Cardiology, the Law and Occupation.
21 Assessment for Anaesthesia.