Apr 232015
 


Atrial Fibrillation is becoming a twenty-first century epidemic. It remains the most common form of sustained arrhythmia with significant mortality, morbidity and cost to the health care system. It is the most common cause of hospital admissions among all arrhythmias. Its prevalence increases with the aging population and is often associated with many other cardiac and noncardiac conditions, most notably congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Although significant progress in understanding the epidemiology, natural history and mechanism has been made, the antiarrhythmic therapy in patients with Atrial Fibrillation is less satisfactory.

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Practical Approach is the perfect pocket guide for those who care for patients afflicted by Atrial Fibrillation. From the history of the condition and the subsets of patients, to therapeutic and preventive procedures, Management of Atrial Fibrillation comprehensively covers all aspects in managing this increasingly prevalent disorder. Written by leading authorities in the field with vast experience in practical medicine, the book creates a clinically orientated, evidence based "fast fact" type resource for cardiologists, trainees and related healthcare professionals.
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Apr 082015
 


This textbook covers all the main subspecialties in cardiology, including a large proportion of case studies that illustrate the principles of clinical practice. Self testing questions accompany each case. Authored by leading cardiologists, this is an up to date, well illustrated, core cardiological text for those preparing for the specialist examinations.

Contents: History and physical examination, ECG, CSR; non-invasive imaging and stress testing; catheterisation diagnostic and therapeutic uses; hypertension primary and secondary; atherosclerosis epidemiology, risk factors, lipoprotein abnormalities, diagnosis and treatment; acute coronary syndromes; chronic ischaemic heart disease; arrhythmias; cardiac arrest and resuscitation; heart failure and cardiac transplantation; congenital heart disease; valvular heart disease and infective endocarditis; pericardial disease, diseases of the aorta, heart tumours; pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension; non-cardiac surgery in patients with heart disease; heart disease and pregnancy; cardiovascular pharmacology; arterial vascular disease
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Apr 032015
 


Heart Failure (HF) is the final and common pathway of all cardiovascular diseases. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside helps address a significant need to develop new paradigms and to identify novel therapeutic targets for this pervasive disease. An authoritative contribution to the field, this book provides a detailed description of new findings and emerging methodologies, as well as a critical clinical evaluation of the complex HF syndrome and future therapies. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside includes a primer on gene profiling and bioenergetics of the normal heart and a discussion of the molecular, genetic, biochemical and cellular techniques critical to understanding HF. Further chapters discuss cardiac remodeling, oxidative stress, and alterations in other organs and systems that are often associated with HF. This book thoughtfully evaluates current and forthcoming diagnostic techniques and therapies, pharmaceutical and pharmacogenomic-based individualized medicine, gene and cell-based therapies, and the search for new frontiers. Heart Failure: Bench to Bedside presents a clear view of up-to-date approaches to clinical diagnosis and treatment, as well as offering insightful critiques of original and creative scientific thoughts on post-genomic HF research.
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Mar 312015
 


Primary angioplasty is a life-saving, minimally invasive emergency procedure increasingly used in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. As the procedure further proves its effectiveness, it is imperative that all cardiologists have a comprehensive understanding of the major issues surrounding primary angioplasty. This easy-to-use, clinically focused text is an essential reference for those hoping to achieve this understanding. A valuable educational tool, this text fully explores the vital concepts of primary angioplasty.

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Mar 262015
 


Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic atherosclerosis, available traditional screening methods for early detection and treatment of asymptomatic coronary artery disease are grossly insufficient and fail to identify the majority of victims prior to the onset of a life-threatening event. In Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment, Dr. Morteza Naghavi and leading authorities from the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) present a new paradigm for the screening and primary prevention of asymptomatic atherosclerosis. The text focuses on accurate, yet underutilized, measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, notably coronary artery calcium scanning and carotid intima-media thickness measurement. The authors introduce a comprehensive approach to identifying the vulnerable patients (asymptomatic individuals at risk of a near future adverse event). Additional chapters discuss future directions towards containing the epidemic of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using innovative solutions such as preemptive interventional therapies (bioabsorbable stents) for stabilization of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, mass unconditional Polypill therapy for population-based risk reduction, and ultimately vaccination strategies to prevent the development of atherosclerosis. Up-to-date and authoritative, Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Detection, and Treatment is a must-have for any cardiologist or primary care physician who wishes to practice modern preventive cardiology and manage the increasing number of asymptomatic atherosclerotic patients. Outlines more accurate measures of risk (coronary artery calcium and carotid intima-media thickness) than traditional risk factors (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol) Presents new multipronged strategies to aid in the early detection and treatment of high risk asymptomatic patients
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Mar 252015
 

Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension (Hardcover)

By (author): Norman M. Kaplan, Ronald G. Victor MD

Accessible, evidence-based guidance on managing patients with hypertension.

Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension provides you with current, practical, evidence-based recommendations for preventing and treating all forms of hypertension. Integrating the latest basic science findings and clinical trial data, this 11th Edition enables you to put the latest approaches to work in managing your patients.
  • Comprehensive updates throughout place the most recent management recommendations at your fingertips.
  • Updated coverage brings you up to speed on the pathogenesis of hypertension and many other evolving areas.
  • Abundant algorithms and flow charts facilitate clinical decision-making.
  • An accessible, straightforward writing style and a user-friendly two-color design makes it easy to find and apply the information you need.
  • Full- text online access includes links to Pub Med for many key bibliographical references.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search feature that pulls results from your notes, everything in the book, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Ability to highlight text for easier reference of key content
  • Ability to share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Ability to save your favorite content for future, quick reference
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Mar 222015
 

ECG Made Easy (Paperback)

By (author): Atul Luthra

ECG Made Easy is a complete overview of ECG, examining its interpretation and resulting diagnosis, the possible causes of abnormalities and their clinical relevance. Assisted by 164 illustrations, this book discusses in detail the diagnosis and management of numerous cardiac rhythms, with a separate chapter dedicated to each ECG reading.
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Mar 222015
 

Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (Hardcover)

By (author): Eli Gelfand, Christopher Cannon

Acute Coronary Syndrome covers the spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from unstable angina to non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and ST elevation myocardial infarction. These life-threatening disorders are a major cause of emergency medical care, hospitalization and mortality. Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes is designed to provide busy clinicians with a comprehensive guide to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of these syndromes. It encompasses the latest technologies, including the use of biomarkers and non-invasive imaging procedures.

For each condition, the reader is taken through all of the therapeutic options available; in each case the indications and contraindications are evaluated in the light of the latest clinical trials. Potential complications are dealt with in a similar fashion, permitting the reader to anticipate and manage problems as they arise. The authors also present evidence-based recommendations for long-term care of at-risk patients, encompassing pharmacologic therapies and lifestyle management.

The book concludes with a comprehensive collection of appendices that include treatment algorithms, risk scores and a summary of the latest management guidelines.

Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes is the most up to date and comprehensive evidence-based guide to managing acute coronary syndromes, in a compact and usable format.  It will be of interest to busy specialist physicians in cardiovascular medicine, cardiac and vascular surgery, and critical care, as well as primary care physicians and hospitalists who care for patients with these syndromes.

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Mar 202015
 


With over 200 traces to test your knowledge, this book is a first class learning tool for emergency physicians. Basic student-level knowledge of ECGs is assumed, so the reader can move directly to learning about the more complex traces that occur in the emergency department. The level of difficulty is stratified into two sections for specialists in training and specialist emergency physicians.

A minimum amount of information is given beneath each trace, as if in the real situation. The full clinical description is printed in a separate section to avoid the temptation of “looking”.

Accompanied by learning points, and with the cases presented randomly, this book provides a rich source of information on the interpretation of ECGs – a core skill for all emergency department staff.

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Mar 192015
 


The advances in technology surrounding pacemakers has led to an inevitable increase in the complexity of ECG interpretation of pacemaker-generated rhythms. Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs offers a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations. An invaluable resource for cardiologists, residents, house officers, general clinicians, and nurse practitioners, this text includes:

  • a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations
  • a brief refresher course on basic ECG interpretation with an overview of the conduction system of the heart
  • a review of the hardware associated with pacing
  • an explanation and discussion of the sensing and pacing function
  • coverage of the most common pacing modalities and unusual pacing situations
  • a series of case studies that bring together all of the information
  • learned and provide the reader with a self-assessment of topics to review
  • ECGs, charts, and illustrations
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