Jan 242015
 

An Atlas of Multiplane Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2 Volume Set (Hardcover)

By (author): Martin G. St. John Sutton, Alan R. Maniet, Jerry Blaivas, David A. McGowan, David Gordon, Stuart Stanton

Focusing on one of the most exciting imaging modalities available in modern clinical cardiology, Atlas of Multiplane Transesophageal Echocardiography provides a comprehensive analysis of this modality drawn from the authors' experience. Designed to cover the breadth and depth of the topic, the book covers the evaluation of prosthesis, interventional cardiology techniques, and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiology.

Each chapter begins with normal cardiac structure and function followed by abnormalities and demonstrates how to measure and interpret cardiac chamber sizes and function. Transesophageal echocardiographic images are juxtaposed with top-quality anatomic specimens, nearly 3000 images in total, to give a clear understanding of normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy. The clinical emphasis provides an authoritative review of the available techniques and the images that can be obtained with them.
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Jan 132015
 

Handbook of Hypertension (Paperback)

By (author): Mark Houston

When treating hypertension, physicians now have a huge range of drugs from which to choose in formulating a management strategy. This accessible guide helps the busy clinician access specific information on available drugs as components of an integrated care plan.

The Handbook of Hypertension is a comprehensive review of the evidence base for hypertension and associated disease, providing tables, figures, charts, and summaries of principal findings from clinical studies on hypertension – putting vital information within reach of the busy practitioner.

Containing the most recent guidelines for global cardiovascular risk analysis and evidence-based reviews on important new advances and recent trials, consulting the Handbook of Hypertension will save precious time and improve patient care.

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Jan 062015
 


Nothing is more perplexing to the clinician new to device therapy than having to deal with cardiac electrocardiograms from a device patient. Pacemakers and other implantable cardiac rhythm management devices leave their “imprint” on ECGs and can significantly change what clinicians see - or expect to see. Evaluating paced ECGs can be challenging, yet nowhere is it taught in any sort of comprehensive manner.

Designed specifically for clinicians new to device therapy, The Nuts and Bolts of Interpreting Paced ECGs and EGMs offers practical, reliable and objective information on paced cardiac electrograms. Written in a lively, intelligent and easy to navigate style, emphasizing real-life clinical practice and practical tips, this book includes illustrated paced ECGs by skilled artists to help minimize “fuzzy” lines and emphasize key points. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points from each subject (“Nuts and Bolts”).

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Jan 062015
 


This convenient sized pocket reference is designed to provide an expert but concise overview of the key elements of hypertension that will be of interest and relevance to clinicians. Highly illustrated in full color, with lucid text and challenging self-assessment questions, the book will be of interest to residents and other physicians anxious to update their knowledge in this field.
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Jan 042015
 

Clinical Electrocardiography: A Textbook (Hardcover)

By (author): Antoni Bayés de Luna

Written by one of the world's most respected cardiologists and designed with the needs of the internist and general clinical cardiologist in mind, this new volume provides clear, accessible guidance on the use of electrocardiography to diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease.
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Dec 282014
 

Atlas of Mitral Valve Repair (Hardcover)

By (author): Edward B. Savage MD, Steven F. Bolling MD

This full-color atlas with accompanying video DVD provides a complete and practical "how-to" guide to planning and performing mitral valve repair surgery for mitral regurgitation. The book reviews the natural history of mitral regurgitation, the functional anatomy of the mitral valve, and the use of echocardiography in preoperative evaluation and surgical planning. Chapters describe and illustrate all techniques currently used for mitral valve repair and discuss results.

A bound-in DVD presents narrated video clips of six cases that show the application of specific techniques. Each case begins with preoperative echocardiograms demonstrating the mitral valve defect and proceeds through key surgical maneuvers.

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Dec 282014
 

Electrocardiography (ECG) (Kindle Edition)

By (author): Jean-Jacques Goy, Jean-Christophe Staufer, Jürg Schlaepfer, Pierre Christeler

This e-book starts with a comprehensive overview of the basic principles in Electrocardiography (ECG) with just enough depth to lift the reader above the crowd when it comes to understanding the physics behind ECG. Subsequent chapters provide an approach to the analysis of the ECG, followed by sections with insight into conduction abnormalities, arrhythmia, and myocardial ischemia. The e-book has a straightforward layout, a very clear format, and abundant ECG tracings for interested readers. The diagnostic algorithms provided in the volume prove to be very useful in daily medical practice. Overall, the e-book will help novice physicians, students and fellows to improve their knowledge in ECG interpretation.
Electrocardiography (ECG) is, therefore, a very attractive book for all levels of physicians and health-care professionals interested in ECG and it is a welcome addition to the medical literature.

Contents:
1. General Principles and Definitions
2. ECG Analysis
3. Conduction Abnormalities
4. Arrhythmias and Tachycardias
5. Myocardial Ischemia, Myocardial Infarction
6. Differential Diagnosis of Cardiac Ischemia
7. Hypertrophy
8. Electrolyte Disturbances and QT Interval Abnormalities
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Dec 262014
 

A Practical Guide to Cardiac Pacing (Paperback)

By (author): H. Weston Moses MD, James C. Mullin MD

Now in its updated Sixth Edition, this highly popular book provides a practical introduction to the basic principles of cardiac pacing. It explains when and how to place temporary and permanent pacemakers, how to set rates and make adjustments, and how to monitor patients to ensure that the pacemaker is functioning properly. The complexities of cardiac electrophysiology are discussed in clinically relevant terms.

This edition includes current AHA/ACC guidelines on indications for pacing. Updated coverage reflects changes in biventricular pacing and telemetry and special concerns for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. A glossary and a conversion chart appendix are included.

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Dec 262014
 


The success of the first edition of Percutaneous Treatment of Left Side Cardiac Valves has convinced us of the need to update this book in order to keep pace with the continuing rapid and dynamic evolution in the discipline. Once again, this practical guide is designed to provide the reader with complete state of the art information on the techniques and approaches to percutaneous treatment of left side cardiac valve disease. Numerous images will help the reader to understand in detail the steps of each procedure. The potential complications and expected or potential morbidity from each procedure are discussed in depth, and the best ways to manage them are carefully explained. The book is also intended as a reference covering the up-to-date knowledge contained in the literature on the application of transcatheter techniques to cardiac valves.

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