3rd ed. 2013, XVIII, 823 p. 306 illus., 119 illus. in color.
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Provides a distillation of the core concepts necessary to understanding the theory and practice of cardiology
Logically organized, covering all aspects of cardiovascular disease
Covers recent rapid advances in anti-platelet and anti-coagulant therapy
Covers the latest treatment protocols for new anti-arrhythmic drugs
Discusses all new and existing modalities of cardiac imaging
Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, blends molecular, cellular, and physiologic concepts with current clinical practiceand provides up-to-date information on all major aspects of cardiovascular disease. Fully revised by an international panel of leading authorities in the field, it is an authoritative resource for cardiologists, internists, residents, and students. The book presents the clinical examination of the patient, including diagnostic testing and cutting-edge radiologic imaging; pathogenesis and treatment of various types of cardiac abnormalities; the needs of special populations, including pregnant, elderly, and renal-compromised patients; cardiovascular gene and cell therapy; and preventive cardiology. It includes new chapters on cardiovascular disease in women; diabetes and the cardiovascular system; and cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy. The Third Edition also focuses on the substantial advances in anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapy; new modalities of cardiac imaging; new anti-arrhythmic drugs; and a sophisticated understanding of vascular biology and atherogenesis.
Multivariable Evaluation of Candidates for Cardiovascular Disease.- Molecular and Cellular Basis of Myocardial Contractility.- Ventricular Function.- Vascular Function.- Thrombosis.- The History and Physical Examination of the Cardiovascular System.- Electrocardiography.- Echocardiography.- Exercise Testing.- Radiology Of The Heart.- Cardiac Catheterization.- Nuclear Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine.- Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Multidetector Computed Tomography.- Choosing Appropriate Imaging Techniques.- Electrophysiology of Cardiac Arrhythmias.- Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias.- Syncope.- Pathophysiology of Heart Failure.- Treatment of Congestive Heart failure.- Congenital Heart Disease.- Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis.- Coronary Blood Flow and Myocardial Ischemia.- Risk Factors and Prevention, Including Hyperlipidemia.- Stable Angina.- Unstable Angina And Non-St Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Acute Coronary Syndromes).- ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.- Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention After Acute MI.- Rheumatic Fever and Valvular Heart Disease.- Infective Endocarditis.- Hypertension - Mechanisms and Diagnosis.- Hypertension Therapy.- Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis.- Pericardial Disease.- Pulmonary Vascular Disease.- Diseases of the Aorta.- Cardiovascular Disease in Women.- Essential cardiology: Pregnancy and heart disease.- Heart Disease in the Elderly.- Cardiovascular Complications in Patients with Renal Disease.- Diabetes and the Cardiovascular System.- Cancer Therapy-induced Cardiomyopathy.- Assessment of patients with heart disease for fitness for noncardiac surgery.- Cardiovascular Gene Therapy.- Cardiovascular Cell Therapy.- Preventive Cardiology.- Peripheral Arterial Disease.