Category Archives: Cardiovascular

Cardiac Imaging (Rotations in Radiology) 1st Edition

Based on the learning goals of the Society of Thoracic Radiology Curriculum in Cardiac Radiology, Cardiac Imaging presents core knowledge that must be learned to accurately and effectively interpret cardiac imaging studies. This book imparts essential facts about all imaging modalities and the basics of interpretation and technique in a concise and readable format. Part of the Rotations in Radiology series, this book offers a guided approach to imaging diagnosis. Each pathology is covered within a targeted discussion that reviews the definition, clinical features, anatomy and physiology, how to approach the image, what not to miss, differential diagnosis, clinical issues, key points, and key references. The book’s manageable size is ideal for Residents’ use during training on a specific rotation and for exam review, or as a quick refresher for the established Radiologist.

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Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds Fifth Edition

Practitioners and students: see and hear breath and heart sounds with remarkable clarity while perfecting your auscultation technique.

Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Edition, pinpoints exactly how, where, and why breath and heart sounds occur and helps you to differentiate normal from abnormal sounds quickly and accurately. Loaded with clear explanations, colorful illustrations, and linked to online audio cues, this sensational reference spans the simple to the complex and serves as an excellent tool for beginning practitioners and seasoned clinicians who are looking to hone their diagnostic skills and improve their auscultation technique.

This compact, practical book will improve your ability to auscultate for heart and breath sounds, and enhance your understanding of their physiology. Throughout, the book references corresponding tracks on the accompanying website, enabling users to listen to the sounds immediately after reading about the anatomical and physiologic changes associated with the sounds.

With full coverage of heart and breath sounds from the simple to the complex this comprehensive text explains heart and breath sound fundamentals including basic anatomy and physiology, best auscultation locations, tips on how to identify each sound, and what to document during a physical examination.Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds, Fifth Editionoffers practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants a solid basis for recognizing and differentiating among abnormal breath and heart sounds to help them accurately interpret what they hear and then apply that knowledge toward a proper diagnosis and treatment regimen.

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MRCP Cardiology MCQs (MasterPass) 1st Edition

Cardiology is a large and critical branch of internal medicine, and as such covers a vast amount of the knowledge tested in Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) exams. This study guide contains 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs), each with various numbers of stem answers. The questions cover a wide range of both cardiology and cardiovascular pharmacology and encompass both basic anatomy and physiology of the heart, through to advanced topics such as evidence-based medicine. The questions are supplemented at the back of the book with explanatory answers to aid further revision and study.

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Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence to Practice 5th Edition

Providing a solid foundation in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and rehabilitation, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence and Practice, 5th Edition uses the latest scientific literature and research in covering anatomy and physiology, assessment, and interventions. A holistic approach addresses the full spectrum of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy from acute to chronic conditions, starting with care of the stable patient and progressing to management of the more complex, unstable patient. Both primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders are covered. In this edition, updates include new, full-color clinical photographs and the most current coverage of techniques and trends in cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Edited by Donna Frownfelter and Elizabeth Dean, recognized leaders in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, this resource is ideal for clinicals and for practice.

    • Evidence-based practice is demonstrated with case studies, and the latest research supports PT decision-making.

 

    • Real-life clinical cases show the application of concepts to evidence-based practice.

 

    • Holistic approach supports treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of a disease or disorder, covering medical, physiological, psychological, psychosocial, therapeutic, practical, and methodological aspects.

 

    • Coverage includes both primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.

 

    • An integrated approach to oxygen transport demonstrates how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function together.

 

    • Emphasis on the terminology and guidelines of APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice keeps the book consistent with the standards for practice in physical therapy.

 

    • Key terms and review questions in each chapter focus your learning on important concepts.

 

  • The Evolve companion website includes additional resources such as a case study guide, Archie animations, color images, video clips, WebLinks, and references with links to MEDLINE abstracts.
    • Full-color photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of the book’s concepts.

 

    • Two new Mobilization and Exercise chapters cover physiologic principles along with application to practice.

 

    • Information on airway clearance techniques is revised and condensed into one comprehensive chapter.

 

  • New reference style makes it easier to find resources by replacing the old author-date references with numbered superscripts linked to MEDLINE abstracts.

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Braunwald’s Heart Disease: Review and Assessment (Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease) 9th Edition

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

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Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery 5th Edition

The fifth edition of Bojar’s Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the gold standard for management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care–perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients.

This comprehensive guide features:

  • Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients
  • Outline format allowing quick access to information
  • Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues
  • Additional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor
  • Updated references, information on new drug indications and new evidence to support various treatment/management options.

Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.

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Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach 1st Edition

Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts, Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach features an in-depth introduction to all current imaging modalities for the diagnostic assessment of the heart as well as a clinical overview of cardiac diseases and main indications for cardiac imaging. With a particular emphasis on CT and MRI, the first part of the atlas also covers conventional radiography, echocardiography, angiography and nuclear medicine imaging. Leading specialists demonstrate the latest advances in the field, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of each modality. The book’s second part features clinical chapters on heart defects, endocarditis, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, cardiac tumors, pericardial diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, and diseases of the thoracic aorta. The authors address anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical features, and evaluate the various diagnostic options.Key features:
Highly regarded experts in cardiology and radiology offer image-based teaching of the latest techniques
Readers learn how to decide which modality to use for which indication
Visually highlighted tables and essential points allow for easy navigation through the text
More than 600 outstanding images show up-to-date technology and current imaging protocols
Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach is a must-have desk reference for cardiologists and radiologists in practice, as well as a study guide for residents in both fields. It will also appeal to cardiac surgeons, general practitioners, and medical physicists with a special interest in imaging of the heart.

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Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Obtaining and interpreting images of the heart is critical to the successful management of any cardiac disorders. Several imaging modalities are used to help cardiologists correctly diagnose these disorders and initiate the most appropriate form of treatment.

 

Since the first publication of this book, the use of cardiovascular CT imaging has increased exponentially. Revised and updated, Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition* captures these advances in CT scanner technology and clinical experience. For the first time, this new edition includes online access to imaging video clips.

 

Combining the expertise of leading cardiovascular imaging groups in North America, Europe, and Asia, this second edition continues to serve as a comprehensive introduction to the field. It focuses on the principles of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for cardiovascular applications, practical aspects of scan acquisition and interpretation, clinical indications and imaging protocols, and clinical findings of common cardiovascular disease conditions. The book is an essential resource for those new to the field and a trustworthy reference for those needing answers to specific questions or looking to update their knowledge.

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*Now includes an identical eBook version from VitalSource with access to video material

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A Practical Guide to Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts Third Edition

BMA Medical Book Awards 2016?: BMA Medical Book of the Year 2016? and Obstetrics and Gynaecology – First Prize
The British Medical Association honored A Practical Guide to Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts. 3rd Edition with these prestigious awards.

Lavishly illustrated and easy to use, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of fetal heart examination and all major cardiac malformations. World-renowned experts in the field, Drs. Abuhamad and Chaoui, have meticulously updated and expanded this third edition while maintaining its systematic and methodical approach. New chapters, 25% new images, and a practical, concise format make this reference indispensable for both physicians and sonographers in the detection of congenital heart disease.

  • Thoroughly illustrated ultrasound images in color are accompanied by clear, colorful schematic drawings that depict cardiac anomalies.
  • Numerous tables outline common and differentiating features of various cardiac malformations.

  • Disorders are discussed in terms of the ultrasound findings, with key points summarized at the end of each chapter.
  • The first half of the text covers the technical aspects of the cardiac exam and includes new chapters on risk factors for cardiac defects, national and international guidelines for fetal cardiac screening and fetal echocardiography, optimizing the cardiac examination, cardiac embryology, the three-vessel-trachea view, and the venous system.
  • The second half of the text features detailed discussions of fetal cardiac malformations, each presented in a practical, methodical format that includes the definition, spectrum of disease and incidence, the use of gray scale, color Doppler, 3D and early gestation ultrasound in diagnosis, followed by the differential diagnosis, prognosis, and outcome.

Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:

  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications, Third Edition 3rd Edition

Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications, Third Edition provides concise, expert guidance on indications for nuclear cardiology procedures, specification of tests, and interpretation of results. Completely updated with the latest techniques and procedures, this well-illustrated guide is essential to clinicians who require a practical understanding of this specialty as well as trainees, including cardiology fellows and radiology residents. The book explains when to refer, which test to prescribe, and how to interpret the results.

The Third Edition reflects a substantial revision of the previous editions. These updates include a greatly expanded section on PET imaging, and additional chapters have been added to clarify many of the basic principles of nuclear cardiology, including radiopharmaceuticals, instrumentation, quality imaging, and radiation exposure. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on clinical application of imaging technology, and a separate chapter on the appropriate use of radionuclide images has been added.

The addition of more than 100 Q&A with answers and explanations makes Nuclear Cardiology: Practical ApplicationsThird Edition invaluable for board review.

If you are in need of an authoritative text written to optimize the clinical practice of nuclear cardiology, your search ends here.

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