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A Practical Approach to Cardiovascular Medicine

Reza Ardehali (Editor), Marco Perez (Editor), Paul Wang (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8039-9
408 pages
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Written, reviewed, and edited in a collaborative effort by cardiology fellows and faculty of one of the most prestigious academic centers in the country, this concise volume gives cardiology fellows the book they have long needed. Keeping coverage of the underlying pathophysiology and mechanism of disease to a minimum, the authors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disorders. Practical and easily accessible at the time of decision making, the book relays important concepts through concise and to-the-point pearls and by utilizing algorithm charts and illustrations.
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Contributors, viii

List of Abbreviations, xi

Foreword, xv

Section I Preventive Cardiology.

Chapter 1 Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, 3
Maulik Shah and Reza Ardehali

Chapter 2 Dyslipidemia, 11
Karim Sallam and Reza Ardehali

Chapter 3 Hypertension, 21
Christopher Woods and Richard Lafayette

Section II Coronary Artery Disease.

Chapter 4 Stable Angina, 35
Joshua Lehrer and William F. Fearon

Chapter 5 Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, 43
Joshua Lehrer and David P. Lee

Chapter 6 ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, 53
Yen Tibayan

Section III Heart Failure.

Chapter 7 Care of the Cardiomyopathic Patient, 69
Nicholas J. Leeper, Reza Ardehali, and Michael Fowler

Chapter 8 Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure, 81
Matthew T. Wheeler and Roham T. Zamanian

Chapter 9 Heart Transplantation, 94
Jesus Almendral, Robert Maranda, and Sharon Hunt

Section IV Valvular and Vascular Disease.

Chapter 10 Valvular Heart Disease, 119
Reza Ardehali and Ingela Schnittger

Chapter 11 Diseases of the Aorta, 139
Michael Ho and David Liang

Chapter 12 Peripheral Vascular Disease, 154
Andrew Wilson, Reza Ardehali, and John Cooke

Section V Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death.

Chapter 13 Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter, 165
Marco Perez and Amin Al-Ahmad

Chapter 14 Supraventricular Tachycardia, 177
Marco Perez and Paul Zei

Chapter 15 Ventricular Tachycardia, 194
Jeffrey Hsing and Henry Hsia

Chapter 16 Bradycardia, 204
Jeffrey Hsing and Paul Wang

Chapter 17 Syncope, 212
Farheen Shirazi and Karen Friday

Section VI Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations.

Chapter 18 Congenital Heart Disease, 227
Patrick Yue

Chapter 19 Cardiology Consultation and Management of Perioperative Complications, 239
Azar Mehdizadeh and Stanley G. Rockson

Chapter 20 Management of Pre- and Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients, 248
Mohammad Haghdoost and Ramin Beygui

Section VII Specialized Testing and Therapeutics.

Chapter 21 Adult Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 263
Anurag Gupta and Amin Al-Ahmad

Chapter 22 ECG Interpretation, 272
Marco Perez and Victor F. Froelicher

Chapter 23 Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography, 283
Shahriar Heidary and Ingela Schnittger

Chapter 24 Noninvasive Stress Testing, 293
Arvindh Kanagasundram and Victor F. Froelicher

Chapter 25 Cardiac MRI and CT, 303
Chandra Katikireddy and Michael V. McConnell

Chapter 26 Clinical Cardiac Hemodynamics, 326
Shirley Park and Euan Ashley

Chapter 27 Percutaneous Interventions, 340
Aiden O'Loughlin and Alan Yeung

Chapter 28 Pacemakers and ICD Troubleshooting, 360
Marco Perez and Paul Wang

Chapter 29 Introduction to Electrophysiology Studies, 370
Ronald Lo and Henry Hsia

Index, 381

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"This is a very good source of general information about current cardiovascular practice on a basic level. It is easy to read and follow with a special focus on contemporary guidelines and practices. What makes this book attractive is that it is easy to read." (Doody's, 27 January 2012)

"An accurately titled short reference work, this book is leading out in seven sections of 29 chapters dealing with prevention, clinical aspects of a heart attack, heart failure, valvular disease and vascular disease, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, cardiovascular disease in special population and specialised testing and therapeutics." (British Journal of Cardiology, 2011)

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