Aug 112014
 


MGH Cardiology Board Review is intended for physicians studying for the Cardiology Board Examination (Initial Certification or Re-certification) and for any busy practitioners who would like to review high-yield cardiology such as those in cardiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family practice, or even surgery. Designed for those on the go, each section is meant to be completed in 30 minutes; and at 30 minutes a day, the reader will have a complete overview of up-to-date information in 30 days. Each section has a concise didactic followed by a questions section with an identical format to the Cardiovascular Board Examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine.This book is from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cardiology Division, one of the most respected cardiology programs in the world and is its first Cardiology review book.
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Aug 072014
 

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

By (author): Michael A. Gatzoulis, Lorna Swan, Judith Therrien, George A. Pantely

Congenital heart disease with its worldwide incidence of 1% is the most common inborn defect. Increasingly, patients are living into adulthood, with ongoing congenital heart and other medical needs. Sadly, only a small minority have specialist follow-up. However, all patients see their family doctor and may also seek advice from other health professionals.


This practical guide with its straightforward a,b,c approach is written for those professionals.


Special features of this book:

• Introduces the principles of congenital heart disease and tells you whom and when to refer for specialist care
• Discusses common congenital heart lesions in a practical, easy-to-follow way, with an emphasis on diagnosis and management issues
• Includes an extensive chapter on 'Pregnancy and Contraception' (by Philip J. Steer), essential both for family planning and for managing safely the pregnant woman with congenital heart disease
• Includes chapters on non-cardiac surgery and lifestyle issues such as work, insurability, travel and driving
• Provides invaluable information on dealing with common emergencies; what to do and what not to do


With a wealth of illustrations (including diagrams, EKGs, CXRs, Echos and cardiac MRIs) and with key point tables, this is an essential guide for all health care professionals managing patients with adult congenital heart disease.

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Aug 072014
 

Healthy Heart Book, The (Paperback)

By (author): Morag Thow, Keri Graham, Choi Lee

At last, answers, advice and support for the millions who have been diagnosed or are living with heart conditions! The Healthy Heart Book provides the blueprint for protecting your heart and living a healthy lifestyle. Inside, you’ll find out

• what coronary heart disease is and how it can be treated,

• emotional and physical considerations after a heart event,

• how the risk of coronary heart disease can be assessed,

• the most effective exercise for prevention and recovery,

• the latest research on and advice for adopting a heart-healthy diet,

• how to manage stress and anxiety, and

• how to access sources of support.

Renowned experts Morag Thow, Keri Graham and Choi Lee have created a comprehensive yet practical guide that you’ll turn to again and again.

Complete with forms and tables to track your progress, recipes for delicious and heart-healthy meals and practical advice for exercise and activity, The Healthy Heart Book provides all the tools you need to take charge of your recovery and live a long and full life.

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Aug 042014
 

Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics (Paperback)

By (author): Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott

This book is book aims to provide the beginner with a concise, practical and systematic guide to interpreting ECGs. It will serve not only as a starter text but also as an immediate bedside reference manual. Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics begins with fundamentals such as how to perform, record and interpret a normal ECG before progressing onto more complex topics, including what effects anatomical abnormalities of the heart, cardiac and non-cardiac conditions can have on the ECG. Each chapter has been supplemented with a multitude of images and diagrams to illustrate points and ease understanding, and concludes with both a summary of key points to reinforce knowledge and a quiz for reflective learning.

Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics is an updated version of that previously published by CriticAir and an essential resource for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health care professionals involved in the recording and interpretation of ECGs who wish to build their knowledge and confidence.

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Aug 042014
 

Oxford Handbook of Cardiology (Oxford Handbooks) (Paperback)

By (author): Punit Ramrakha, Jonathan Hill

Cardiovascular disease remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout developed countries and is also rapidly increasing in developing countries. Cardiovascular medicine and the specialty of cardiology continue to expand, and the remit of the cardiologist is forever broader with the development of new sub-specialties. The Oxford Handbook of Cardiology provides a comprehensive but concise guide to all modern cardiological practice with an emphasis on practical clinical management in many different contexts. This second edition addresses all the key advances made in the field since the previous edition, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and pharmacology. It expands the remit to medical students and the more junior doctor while retaining the level of detail required by more senior practitioners within the field.
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Aug 032014
 


Few areas of medicine have evolved as rapidly as cardiac electrophysiology. What were only a short time ago seen to be lethal rhythm disturbances can now be treated with confidence in a diverse spectrum of patients. The first edition of Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias, published over ten years ago, has served clinicians not only as a practical guide to cardiac arrhythmias, but also as a comprehensive reference source. The second edition builds upon the concise style and expert authorship of its predecessor to provide the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of this group of diseases. The introductory chapters begin with historical perspectives of the field and move on to discuss the scientific basis of arrhythmogenesis and diagnostic testing. The book then devotes specific chapters to various arrhythmias, including technical innovations in treatment and insights from clinical trials of and current guidelines for permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Subsequent chapters focus on arrhythmias in specific populations, including athletes, children, and women during pregnancy. Syndromes such as syncope, long and short QT syndrome, and J wave syndromes are also covered. Presenting complex information in a clearly structured and efficient format, this book is an incomparable asset to cardiologists and other physicians and health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
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Jul 312014
 


The 5th Edition (2013) - of the ACLS Pocket Brain has been published. (Please NOTE that a new expanded ACLS-2013Kindleversion of this book has just come out on amazon.com! )
ACLS-2013-PB (Pocket Brain) has been completely rewritten - reorganized - and updated. Noteworthyfeatures of this new edition include: i) Enhanced content (140 pages) while still retaining convenient pocket size; ii) New spiral-binding to facilitate bedside use; iii) Emphasis on ACLS Algorithms with specific discussion of current recommendations in the ACLS Provider Manual (ACLS-PM) - with addition of a Beyond-the-Textbook section following each algorithm for more experienced providers and those who want to know more; iv) Focus on acute Arrhythmia management; and v) More than 50 Figures (tracings, illustrations, tables) - with practice rhythms and detailed explanations. 

NEWSECTIONS in this 5th Edition of ACLS-2013-PB include: 
  • Using Adenosine 
  • Clinical Approach to Stable SVT Rhythms 
  • Polymorphic VT / Torsades 
  • WPW with very rapid AFib 
  • 30 pages on ECG Criteria for Evaluating WCTs (Wide-Complex Tachycardias) with numerous clinical examples. 
NOTE #1: Features of the newKindleversion of ACLS-2013-PB include a greatly expanded arrhythmia section on diagnosis and management with numerous practice tracings and explained answers. More than 200 figures have been added. Ideal for providers of all experience levels for taking them to the next level in arrhythmia interpretation.
NOTE #2: The 5th Edition of our companion book = ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios-2013 - is also out (!) and available on amazon.com. Contains case studies with step-by-step answers. Cites ACLS Guidelines plus Beyond-the-Textbook information. Case study format works great with spiral binding.
NOTE #3: The hard copy ExpandedVersion of this ACLS-2013-PB is now available on amazon.com. SEARCH on amazon for: "acls grauer 2013 arrhythmias" - and you should see this new book = "ACLS-2013-Arrhythmias (Expanded Version)". It is 292 pages; 8.5 X 5.5"; spiral bound - and contains much more on Arrhythmias (from beginner to advanced) plus more on ACLS.
  • Please NOTE that my books are in B&W; All Kindle versions are in full color.
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Jul 272014
 


The 9th Edition of Braunwald's Heart Disease Review and Assessment, by Dr. Leonard S. Lilly, provides a current, clear and concise overview of every aspect of cardiovascular medicine. In print and online, more than 800 review questions - derived from the 9th Edition of Braunwald's Heart Disease - test your knowledge of all essential concepts in cardiology today. Detailed answers and cross references to Braunwald's make it easy to find definitive explanations for questions you may not have answered correctly. The result is an ideal way to study for the Subspecialty Examinations in Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure!

  • Ensure your grasp of all essential topics with more than 800 review questions derived from Braunwald's Heart Disease, 9th Edition.

  • Easily remedy weak areas in your knowledge by reviewing details for each question, plus cross references to Braunwald's for more in-depth explanations.

Enhance your preparation for the boards by reviewing case studies in all sections of the text.

  • Get a realistic simulation of the exam experience with interactive review questions at www.expertconsult.com.
  • Assess your mastery of the latest topics in cardiovascular medicine, including molecular cardiovascular imaging, intravascular ultrasound imaging, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, and Chagasic heart disease.
  • Maximize your comprehension with full-color images and illustrations throughout the text.

Be fully prepared for your subspecialty examinations in Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure with Lilly and Braunwald.

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Jul 212014
 


Family physicians are often the first, and sometimes the only, point of contact for many patients within the health care system. The standard 12-lead electrocardiogram is one of the most common tests obtained and interpreted by the family physician, with most of the physicians reading their own recordings and basing clinical decisions on their findings. It has been shown that family physicians can achieve proficiency in the interpretation of over 95 percent of all electrocardiogram findings seen in the primary care setting. Although computerized interpretation is widely available, it is considered unreliable in up to 20 percent of the cases, making competency and interpretation by family physicians an essential skill. This book provides the necessary skills for family physicians to use in interpreting electrocardiograms, both in their offices and in the emergency rooms of their hospitals. It also should prove of value to other primary care physicians, as well as medical students and residents of nearly all medical specialties. As the subtitle states, this book is about the essential elements involved in electrocardiographic interpretation. It is not all inclusive. However, it does cover the abnormalities most likely to be seen by family physicians in their everyday practice of medicine.
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Jul 162014
 


Learn ECG in a Day: A Systematic Approach
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