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Cardiology: Clinical Cases Uncovered

ISBN: 978-1-118-69135-9
256 pages
March 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cardiology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is the ideal integrated text to help you recognize, understand and know how to investigate and manage many heart-related disorders and conditions. Written by three practising cardiologists, it leads students through a clinical approach to managing problems with 26 real-world cardiovascular cases. There is strong emphasis on high-quality figures, particularly 12-lead ECGs, as these play such a major role in the evaluation of the cardiac patient.

Following a question-answer approach throughout the narrative, with self-assessment MCQs, EMQs and SAQs, Cardiology: Clinical Cases Uncovered includes sections on cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathology which provide the essentials required to understand clinical cardiology, and is ideal for medical students and junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners, and for those with plans for a career in cardiology.

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Table of Contents

Preface, vii

How to use this book, viii

List of abbreviations, ix

Part 1 Basics, 1

Basic science, 1

Approach to the patient, 23

Part 2 Cases, 38

Case 1 A 47-year-old man with chest pain, 38

Case 2 A 60-year-old heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver with chest pain, 48

Case 3 An 85-year-old man with collapse, 56

Case 4 A 71-year-old man with exertion chest tightness, 63

Case 5 A 50-year-old man with sudden-onset severe central chest pain, 72

Case 6 A 45-year-old man with chest pain and breathlessness, 77

Case 7 A 34-year-old man with chest pain following a viral illness, 84

Case 8 An 80-year-old woman with acute severe breathlessness, 90

Case 9 A 50-year-old man with exertional breathlessness, 98

Case 10 A 72-year-old woman with breathlessness on exertion, 107

Case 11 A 50-year-old man with a murmur, 112

Case 12 A 30-year-old man with high blood pressure and a heart murmur, 118

Case 13 A 64-year-old man with collapse and a murmur, 124

Case 14 A 34-year-old man with malaise, chest pains and breathlessness, 130

Case 15 A 22-year-old woman with faints, 136

Case 16 A 76-year-old woman with blackouts, 142

Case 17 A 35-year-old woman with palpitations, 148

Case 18 A 42-year-old man with palpitations, 153

Case 19 A 64-year-old man with fatigue and palpitations, 160

Case 20 A 24-year-old man with palpitations, 165

Case 21 A 77-year-old woman with fatigue and bradycardia, 171

Case 22 A 57-year-old man with collapse, 177

Case 23 A 36-year-old woman with a family history of sudden death, 183

Case 24 A 60-year-old man with high blood pressure, 190

Case 25 A 24-year-old woman with visual loss and dysphasia, 196

Case 26 A 59-year-old woman with low blood pressure and breathlessness, 202

Part 3 Self-assessment, 208

MCQs, 208

EMQs, 214

SAQs, 224

Answers, 228

Index of cases by diagnosis, 235

Index, 237

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Author Information

Tim Betts, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
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Reviews

"The authors should be congratulated for providing comprehensive case scenarios aiding ‘decision making' skills and for exploring and covering so much material in such a small volume. A ‘must read' for trainees!." (Cardiology News, 1 October 2011)

"This excellent text is likely to become popular with students and cardiologists in training." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 1 April 2011)

"This excellent text is likely to become popular with students and cardiologists in training." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 14 October 2009)

"Of note are the illustrations, in basic colour, and some of the clearest I've seen for some time." (British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, June 2010)

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