2014, XXVI, 633 p. 260 illus., 77 illus. in color. With online files/update.
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From a hugely well-respected source, the Massachusetts General Hospital
Preparing for the cardiology board examination is an intensely stressful period and traditionally relies on the participant searching through their own references, whether that be the large textbooks, small handbooks and their own notes. Good books are generally too long and time-consuming, while shorter books are either insubstantial in content or rely too much on the views of one author. The key elements for a successful reference for those taking their boards are a balanced proportion of essential content alongside rare but frequently tested topics, the wisdom of experts in the field, a practical questions session at the end of every topic and additional visuals not possible on the two-dimensional page.
In the MGH Cardiology Board Review, the Editors have compiled the expertise of over 72 experienced authors from the Mass General in a succinct volume, applying methods thoroughly tested in the Board Review Conference. In addition, two very important sections are included on ECGs and images, contents of which are derived from the board examination answer keys, the very ones that readers are expected to know. Plans on how to best approach the board examination preparation and what additional resources to go to are provided. In short, this book has all the strengths to ensure your success on the boards exam.
History and Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach.- Electrocardiography.- Exercise Stress Testing and Nuclear Cardiology.- Echocardiography.- Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging: Chest Radiography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance & Computed Tomography of the Heart.- Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Arteriography and Intravascular Imaging.- Diagnosis and Management of Acute Heart Failure.- Chronic and End-Stage Heart Failure.- Supraventricular Arrhythmias.- Ventricular Arrhythmias.- Bradycardia.- Syncope.- Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Chronic Coronary Artery Disease.- Peripheral Arterial Disease & Diseases of the Aorta.- Congenital Heart Disease.- Valvular Heart Disease.- Infective Endocarditis.- Dilated, Restrictive, Infiltrative and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies.- Myocarditis.- Pericardial Disease.- Cardiovascular Abnormalities in HIV-Infected Individuals & Toxins and the Heart.- Primary Tumors of the Heart.- Pulmonary Hypertension.- Cardiovascular Disease in Women & Pregnancy and Heart Disease.- Medical Consultation.- Systemic Hypertension.- Lipoprotein Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease.- Diabetes Mellitus, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease.- Rheumatic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System.- Neurological Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease.