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Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-Based Medicine Approach, 3rd Edition

Thach Nguyen (Editor), Dayi Hu (Editor), Moo-Hyun Kim (Editor), Cindy Grines (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-75030-8
464 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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What the practicing cardiologist really needs is a text that emphasizes unbiased, up to date information and that places this information into an appropriate context. The third edition of Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-based Medicine Approach, carefully edited by Dr Thach N. Nguyen and his co-Editors, does precisely this”. From the Foreword by Eugene Braunwald, MD, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

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 practice.

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

  • Syncope

  • 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.

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1 Acute Coronary Syndrome (Thach N. Nguyen, Tan Huay Cheem, Bikash Agarwal, Rupesh Shah, James Nguyen and Nguyen Lan Viet).

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).

Index.

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Thach N. Nguyen, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
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

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Addresses the day-to-day implications of conventional and frontline modalities of treatment for major cardiovascular problems



  • 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 management
  • Currently the only book that discusses the options when the standard management fails
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"Dr Thach Nguyen and his talented coeditors and authors have again provided us with important ammunition for the war against heart disease. This fine book describes clearly some of the most difficult problems that cardiovascular specialists face, and it provides enormously helpful directions in dealing with them. This eminently readable book should be valuable to practicing cardiologists who are devoting themselves to fighting this global scourge and to trainees in the field" Eugene Braunwald, MD (From the Foreword to the 2nd Edition)<!--end-->

“A very useful and concise tool that will assist physicians … editors … have accomplished a monumental task … a great addition to the library of those involved in the field.”
Journal of the American Medical Association

"Summarizes recent clinical data and offers the most appropriate treatment strategies…it incorporates the most recent randomized trials."
Doodys Reviews

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