Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-Based Medicine Approach, 3rd Edition
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Patients with complex cardiovascular problems pose a special
management challenge for both the specialist and the
non-specialist. To make the best treatment decisions and avoid
potential problems, you need to stay on top of ever-changing
standards of care. Management of Complex Cardiovascular
Problems: The Evidence-based Medicine Approach, Third Edition,
supplies dependable information you can use in daily
Conveniently boxed summaries give you immediate access to:
- Critical thinking – presenting new concepts
- Evidence-based medicine – the key results of important clinical trials
- Emerging trends – how new information can be applied to improve practice
- Clinical pearls – advice from master clinicians
- Take home messages – succinct summaries of each chapter
This concise text offers candid advice on incorporating
evidence-based data concerning:
- Acute coronary syndrome
- ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
- Hypotension and shock in acute myocardial infarction
- Care of the patient undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
- Care of the patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery
- Pulmonary hypotension
- Heart failure
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Atrial fibrillation
- Mitral regurgitation
- Ischemic stroke
- Congenital heart disease in adults
Keep Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-based Medicine Approach, Third Edition, close at hand for the frequent consultation it is sure to receive.
2 ST-Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction (Thach N. Nguyen, C. Michael Gibson, Borce Petrovski, Prakash Makam, Nguyen Duc Cong and Pham Gia Khai).
3 Hypotension and Cardiogenic Shock in Acute Myocardial Infarction (Thach N. Nguyen, Sim Kui Hian, Nikola Bakraceski, Haiyun Wu and Shiwen Wang).
4 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (Thach N. Nguyen, David Jayakar, Felix Gozo and Vijay Dave).
5 Care for Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery (Thach N. Nguyen, Gianluca Rigatelli, Loan T. Pham, Vo Thanh Nhan and Kim Eagle).
6 Integrated Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (Huy Van Tran, Olabode Oladeinde, Nguyen Hai Thuy, Huynh Van Minh, Dao Duy An, Dat Nguyen Tran, Thach N. Nguyen, Adolphus Anekwe and Matthew J. Sorrentino).
7 Pulmonary Hypertension (Michael D. McGoon).
8 Heart Failure (Thach N. Nguyen, Loan T. Pham, Pham Nguyen Vinh, Norbert Lingling D. Uy, Gaurav Kumar and Hoang Pham).
9 Ventricular Tachycardia (Thomas Bump, Pham Quoc Khanh, Pham Nhu Hung, Ta Tien Phuoc, Abdul Wase and Vuong Duthinh).
10 Atrial Fibrillation (Hung-Fat Tse and Chu-Pak Lau).
11 Mitral Regurgitation (Jui-Sung Hung, Kean-Wah Lau, Zee-Pin Ding, Do Doan Loi, Pham Manh Hung and Thach N. Nguyen).
12 Stroke (Thach N. Nguyen, Marc Simaga, Sundeep Mangla, Rajiv Kumar and Sanjeev V. Maniar).
13 Syncope (Brian Olshansky, Dayi Hu, Pham Quoc Khanh, Pham Nhu Hung, Ta Tien Phuoc and Thach N. Nguyen).
14 Congenital Heart Disease in Adults (Thach N. Nguyen, Nguyen Lan Hieu, Huynh Tuan Khanh, Zhang Shuang Chuan and Heidi M. Connolly).
Director of Cardiology, Community Health System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN, USA
Dr Thach N. Nguyen, is director of cardiology at Community Health System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart IN. Since 1992, he actively participated in the organization of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, the largest cardiology educational meeting for China. His major publications include Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems (second edition in English, Spanish and Vietnamese 2002. Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (2nd edition Blackwell, Oxford UK, 2003, 3rd edition: 2007 in press). He has academic appointment at Indiana University School of Medicine, honorary professorship of medicine at the Capital University of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Geriatric Cardiology of The Central People Liberation Army Hospital 301, Beijing, China. He is editorial consultant for the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, co-editor of the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.
Dayi Hu, MD
Dean of TongJi University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
Dr Dayi Hu is Dean of the Medical School of Shanghai Tongji University
and Chief of Cardiology Department, People’s Hospital of Peking University
Beijing, China. He is the founder of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, the largest cardiology educational meeting for China. His major publications include many Chinese cardiology books for today practice of cardiology in China. He was co-editor ofr the Maangement of Complex Cardiovascular Problems and Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (Blackwell, Oxford UK). He was president of the Chinese Society of Electrophysiology and Pacing. He is currently president elect of the Chinese Society of Cardiology.
Moo-Hyun Kim, MD
Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories; and Vice Dean, Dong A University Medical School, Dong A University Medical Center, Busan, South Korea
Cindy L. Grines, MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Interventional Cardiology; and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA
- A frank and honest review and evaluation of the data from
clinical trials, offering practical ways to incorporate this
evidence-based information into everyday practice
- ‘Clinical Pearls’ feature across all chapters and
offer quick and smart recognition of the problem during
- Currently the only book that discusses the options when the standard management fails
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"Summarizes recent clinical data and offers the most appropriate
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