Contemporary Cardiology

Cardiac Drug Therapy

Authors: Khan, M. Gabriel

  • Designed to fit in a coat pocket, this book provides a quick reference to drug therapies available for every type of cardiovascular disease
  • Fully revised, the eighth edition is expanded and contains new chapters on PCI, Cardiomyopathies, and new cardiac agents
  • ECGs are featured to illustrate clinical cardiac findings
  • Key chapters discuss all major drug classes and the controversies surrounding them, presenting major evidence in relation to the author’s recommendations
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About this book

This book is an essential guide to the medical treatment of the cardiac patient and presents core principles of cardiovascular therapeutics as well as drug recommendations. Major classes of drugs are featured, including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium antagonists, diuretics, and antiplatelet agents and unique insights into the controversies surrounding the use of specific drugs are explored, with answers given to the question: do beta blockers and diuretics really cause diabetes? Properties, dosage, side effects, potential salutary benefits, and drawbacks on virtually all commercially available cardiac drugs are examined. This revised edition is thoroughly updated and addresses the entire spectrum of heart disorders, such as hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and dyslipidemias. New chapters include endocrine heart diseases, management of cardiomyopathies, and newer agents. In addition, topics such as cardiac drugs in pregnancy and lactation and drug interactions are covered. Cardiac Drug Therapy, Eighth Edition, is an authoritative and clinically relevant resource for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists.

About the authors

Dr. M. Gabriel Khan is a cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Profes­sor of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Khan graduated MB, BCh, with First-Class Honours at The Queen’s University of Belfast. He obtained , by thesis, the Degree  of  Doctor of Medicine  with  Honours ( QUB). He is the author of Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, Academic Press/ Elsevier, 2006; Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases,  2nd ed., Springer Science+Business Media,  2011; Rapid ECG Interpretation, 3rd ed.,  Humana Press/Springer Science+Business Media, 2008;  On Call Cardiology, 3rd  ed., Elsevier, 2006; Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd ed., Humana Press, 2006; Cardiac and Pulmonary Management (1993); Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (1994); Heart Attacks, Hypertension and Heart Drugs (1986); and Heart Trouble Encyclopedia (1996).

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This excellent book serves as a complete guide to therapeutic strategies for patients with cardiac diseases. … This is an excellent guide for any practitioner prescribing cardiac medications, including medical students, residents, fellows, general practitioners, and consultants. … This is a quick and easy read, presenting comprehensive and up-to-date information. … This book is well written and suitable for those at various levels of training involved in prescribing cardiac medications.” (Parham Parto, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Beta-Blockers

    Khan, M. Gabriel

    Pages 1-68

  • Beta-Blocker Controversies

    Khan, M. Gabriel

    Pages 69-83

  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

    Khan, M. Gabriel

    Pages 85-127

  • ACE Inhibitor ARB Controversies

    Khan, M. Gabriel

    Pages 129-137

  • Calcium Antagonists (Calcium Channel Blockers)

    Khan, M. Gabriel

    Pages 139-159

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-962-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-961-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cardiac Drug Therapy
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Cardiology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-962-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-962-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-961-7
Series ISSN
2196-8969
Edition Number
8
Number of Pages
XXXII, 791
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published by Elsevier
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