Oct 162021

This guide is directed at the multi-disciplinary team dealing with cardiac rehabilitation. It is a practical handbook for everyday professionals on what they should do following cardiac events and return to work. It is adapted to the needs of cardiac rehabilitation centers.

· Key publication from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)
· Companion handbook to The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology: Putting Prevention into Practice

This handbook is directed at cardiologists in training and practice, specialist (cardiac) nurses, technicians, exercise physiologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the multidisciplinary process of cardiac rehabilitation

· Practical user-friendly handbook style presentation
· Covers the complete spectrum of rehabilitation care
· Key team members address key issues – smoking, diet and physical activity
· Focus on high risk patients (family approach)





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Oct 152021

Despite many path-breaking advances in cardiology, echocardiography remains the most cost-effective noninvasive technique in the assessment of various cardiac disease entities. It serves as a valuable tool in the armamentarium of a practicing cardiologist. World Conferences on Echocardiography have been successfully organized practically every year for the past 22 years. The latter conferences have taken the format of brief interesting and instructive case presentations by a large number of faculties. These case presentations have proven very popular and it was felt that an effort should be made to publish some of these cases in a book format in both print and internet versions. This book “Interesting Cases in Echocardiography”, therefore, represents a compilation of more than 280 interesting and instructive cases submitted by several echocardiographers, cardiologists and other physicians from many different parts of the world. The book is organized into 11 sections, all of which consist of case presentations. The pattern followed in many cases consists of a brief patient history and relevant clinical findings, echocardiographic images/movie clips, one or more multiple-choice questions with correct answers provided and a short relevant discussion. Pertinent references are also given in some cases. The first three sections of the book deal with the mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonary valves as well as the aorta and pulmonary hypertension. The next two sections cover prosthetic valves, rings, plugs and clips, and infection and endocarditis respectively. These are followed by coronary artery disease, and left/right ventricles and cardiomyopathies. Pericardial disorders, tumors and masses, and congenital heart disease are dealt with next. The last section consists of miscellaneous cases plus a few cases which were submitted late and, hence, could not be accommodated in the relevant sections. Almost all cases predominantly deal with echocardiography with some showing comparisons with other techniques, mainly magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomographic scans.





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Oct 112021

This valuable reference features 35 cases to help primary care physicians in diagnosing and treating children with common and uncommon cardiac conditions. Cases are grouped by treating location: office, nursery, emergency department, and pediatric intensive care unit.

Following the case presentation, each chapter follows the steps of: differential diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and discussion. Valuable pearls of information are included, as well as “Practice Points,” which is a quick refresher on the key issues presented in the case.

Refractory Supraventricular Tachycardia and Hypotension
Cyanosis Without a Murmur
Enlarged Cardiac Silhouette on Chest Radiography
A Loud Murmur in a Neonate Without Symptoms
Small Heart with “White Out” on Chest Radiograph
Cardiac Arrest in an Adolescent
Recurrent Seizure and a Family History of Sudden Death
Wide QRS Tachycardia and Heart Failure
Wheezing and Recurrent Pneumonia
And more…





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Perspectives in Aortic Valve Disease: Clinical and Morphological Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatments

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Oct 052021

“This book describes the different aspects of aortic valve including comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options, disease risk stratification, selection of candidates for valve repair or percutaneous intervention, and mostrecent therapeutic options. The growing prevalence of valvular heart disease represents a major challenge in terms of short- and long-term management and surveillance. Aortic valve diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, are among the mostfrequent of these, while the number of cases of aortic root disease is also on the rise. Aortic valve disease treatment options include valve surgery, valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, and percutaneous approaches and all are covered in thisvolume. Perspective in Aortic Valve Disease is a highly illustrated, case oriented reference aimed at cardiology fellows in training, while also helpful to surgeons, cardiologists, imagers, interventionalists, as well as other clinicians and students involved in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic valve and root diseases”–





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The ESC Textbook of Sports Cardiology (The European Society of Cardiology Series) Illustrated Edition

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Oct 012021

Sports and exercise have been intensely advocated as protective lifestyle measures which prevent or reduce the risk of severe health issues, including cardiovascular disease. More extreme forms of sports (for instance at high altitudes) have been identified as an important way of promoting
cardiovascular adaptation, but have also been associated with adverse effects and even major cardiovascular events in predisposed individuals. Participating in more commonplace sports and exercise, such as football, may also increase a person’s risk of cardiac events. This publication is timely in
the light of a burgeoning number of clinical papers in the field.

The ESC Textbook of Sports Cardiology provides an overview of the detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease in elite athletes and young sports professionals in training, as well as prevention. It will be useful for clinical cardiologists, sports physicians, and general physicians alike.
Split into 11 key areas in sports cardiology, ranging from sudden cardiac death in athletes to the most common cardiovascular abnormalities seen in athletes, and to the effects of substance abuse and doping, the text is an invaluable resource covering all aspects of sports cardiology.

Access to the digital version of the textbook is included with purchase of the printed version. Highly illustrated with embedded multimedia features, together with cross-referenced links to related content and primary research data in major journals in the field, the digital version provides users
with a dynamic and forward-thinking resource.

The ESC Textbook of Sports Cardiology is the second textbook from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) and aligns with ESC clinical practice guidelines and EAPC recommendations and position papers.





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Sex differences in Cardiac Diseases: Pathophysiology, Presentation, Diagnosis and Management 1st Edition

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Oct 012021

Significant biological differences exist between men and women that contribute to sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation, response to therapy, and prognosis. It is essential for clinicians to be cognizant of these sex-specific differences in order to reduce the disparity in diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases in both genders.

Sex Differences in Cardiac Disease provides a timely review of the contemporary data on these sex-specific differences in pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and management of cardiovascular diseases that fills a void for clinicians in practice and training. With contributions from renowned experts in the field and guideline writers, the text provides a state-of-the-art review of each topic encompassing the full spectrum of CVD in men and women. Sex-specific guideline-based recommendations are highlighted when available. Tailored to meet the needs of the busy clinicians and researchers, this text provides concise practical data to care for men and women at risk for or with CVD. The book serves as an essential resource for researchers, cardiologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and respective trainees who treat men and women with CVD.





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Fast Facts: Heart Failure

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Sep 272021

Heart failure is a serious public health problem that has an enormous effect on individuals and families, as well as healthcare budgets around the world. Written with the non-specialist in mind, Fast Facts: Heart Failure provides:

– a concise discussion of the pathophysiological mechanisms that lead to heart failure
– a detailed review of the causes and comorbidities of heart failure
– simple advice on diagnosis and investigation
– clear management principles, including healthy lifestyle choices for patients
– evidence-based guidance on first- and second-line drug therapies and medical management that targets the underlying cause
– a comprehensive overview of non-pharmacological treatment options, including devices and transplantation
– important information on palliative care in end-stage heart failure.

This compact handbook distills a lot of complex information into a highly digestible, practical format. Clear, informative diagrams and useful pull-out tables complement the text, and a list of key points and references for further reading are provided at the end of each chapter. It is an ideal resource for primary care providers, specialist nurses and cardiology trainees, and a good introduction to heart failure for all healthcare professionals who care for the elderly.





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Echocardiography Board Review: 500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion 2nd Edition

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Sep 192021

Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition

500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion

Ramdas G. Pai, MD, Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA

Padmini Varadarajan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA

Echocardiography is an essential tool for the modern-day cardiologist and routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with suspected or known heart diseases.

This best-selling book now returns in a fully revised new edition, once again providing cardiologists and cardiology/echocardiography trainees with a rapid reference, self-assessment question and answer guide to all aspects of echocardiography.

Packed with full-color images and written by experienced echocardiographers, the book covers:

applied ultrasound physics
practical hydrodynamics
valvular heart disease
myocardial diseases
congenital heart disease
non-invasive hemodynamics
surgical echocardiography
Containing 500 case-based questions, including clear explanations and discussions for every question, Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition, is the perfect preparation guide for all those about to take the National Board of Echocardiography’s Board exam, including cardiology and echocardiography trainees and specialist physicians preparing for re-certification. Sonographers planning to take RDCS or RDMS certification examinations should find this book very helpful as well.

Of related interest

Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting
Fridman, ISBN 978-0-470-65997-7

Successful Accreditation in Echocardiography: A Self-Assessment Guide
Banypersad, ISBN 978-0-470-65692-1







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The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR 1st Edition

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Sep 162021

With an editorial team of leading experts from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association, this book is the first complete, clinically oriented reference textbook in emergency cardiovascular care and CPR. The book translates bench research to the clinician’s bedside needs and addresses end-of-life issues. The content is appropriate for a large audience including early caregivers, emergency department and CCU nurses, students, residents, fellows, and hospitalists responsible for cardiovascular emergency situations.

A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, instructional videos produced by the AHA, and links to ACC, AHA, ASE, ACEP, and ILCOR guidelines and policy statements.







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Clinical Manual and Review of Transesophageal Echocardiography, 3/e 3rd Edition

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Sep 152021

The acclaimed full-color clinical manual and review of TEE — completely updated to reflect the field’s latest breakthroughs and developments

Doody’s Core Titles for 2021!

Clinical Manual and Review of Transesophageal Echocardiography, Third Edition is written to be the field’s go-to resource and the standard reference textbook on the topic. It offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the key principles, concepts, and developing practice of transesophageal echocardiography.

Completely updated, reorganized, and expanded, this Third Edition features a sectional format, each containing chapters that were reviewed and revised to provide a comprehensive discussion of physiology, pathophysiology, and echocardiographic approach for normal and common disease states. Where possible, important clinical information has been aligned with the principles of cardiovascular physiology and echocardiographic techniques.  Narrative text, charts, videos, and graphs have been effectively integrated to provide rapid access to key clinical information for the purpose of improving clinical management.



  • Addresses all the important clinical and technical issues and major exam topics
  • Valuable appendices detailing normal chamber dimensions and volumes; wall motion and coronary perfusion; diastolic function; native valve areas, velocities, and gradients; and measurements and calculations
  • Contributions from leading anesthesiologists, cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons

A complete practice exam and chapter-ending multiple choice questions make this the perfect review for board examinations in both basic and advanced perioperative echocardiography







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