Textbook of Cardiology: A Clinical and Historical Perspective

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Jan 122020
 

This textbook is a comprehensive guide to cardiology. Divided into five sections, the authors discuss clinical, non invasive and interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and the future of cardiology. There are ninety chapters, each examining a different cardiac condition and its treatment.

Written by an extensive international author and editor team, this reference includes more than 300 colour images and illustrations.

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  • Comprehensive textbook covering field of cardiology
  • Five sections discuss clinical, non invasive and interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and the future
  • Includes more than 300 colour images and illustrations
  • Extensive international author and editor team

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Mortality and Maldevelopment: Part I: Congenital cardiovascular malformations

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Jan 102020
 

Congenital malformations are worldwide occurrences, they know no national borders, do not distinguish between races, ethnicities, rich or poor. These severe physical abnormalities, present at birth, happen more often than is usually realized, once in every 33 births. They strike every part of the body, limbs, head, heart, and all others. The most frequent of them all are the many types of malformations of the cardiovascular system, the heart and its blood vessels, which happen in about once in every 250 births. Study of these conditions during the twentieth century took many forms, revolving about examination and analysis of their causes, genetic, nongenetic, and complex. To aid in unraveling the complexities of this causation, various influences on their frequency are considered, among them social conditions, maternal health, birthweight, newborn maturity. And of course the known and possible environmental bases of their occurrence are fully described.The relation of infant death to cardiovascular malformation is noted; and puzzlement that the level of such deaths had not kept pace with the reduction of infant death itself and of that associated with other kinds of malformations during this period. An introductory record of the history of perinatal mortality in the last three centuries gives foundation for the discussion of death in contemporary decades.
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Coronary Artery Disease: Therapeutics and Drug Discovery (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

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Jan 092020
 

This book provides an overview of the etiology of coronary artery disease and focuses on the main therapies and drug interventions currently available. It highlights drug pharmacology and therapeutic challenges, with a special emphasis on the underlying principles of available therapeutics and the on-going development of drugs for coronary artery disease.
The book is divided into eight chapters, the first of which describes the classical mechanism of coronary artery disease and its clinical presentations. Chapter 2 lists the principles of and related evidence on the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease. This includes diet and lifestyle management, and guidelines for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome and stable coronary artery disease. In turn, Chapter 3 describes revascularization treatments, covering percutaneous coronary interventions, coronary artery bypass grafts and thrombolysis. This chapter also addresses the main therapeutic challenges.
The following chapters provide an overview of three major categories of coronary artery disease drugs, which target thrombosis (Chapter 4), lipid metabolism (Chapter 5), and hypertension (Chapter 6). Heart failure constitutes the major health burden in the late stage of coronary artery disease; accordingly, current heart failure therapeutics and related drug pharmacology are described in Chapter 7. In closing, Chapter 8 provides a summary of on-going clinical trials for coronary artery disease drug development and discusses a number of promising areas in which intensive research into new therapeutics is being pursued.
Given its scope, the book will be of interest to clinicians, medical students and research scientists, as well as to pharmaceutical professionals who are seeking new therapies and drugs for coronary artery disease and related disorders.

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Pediatric Cardiology: Symptoms – Diagnosis – Treatment

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Jan 042020
 


A practice-oriented overview of pediatric cardiology

Enriched with the extensive experience of leading experts in this constantly evolving field, Pediatric Cardiology is a comprehensive reference that helps cardiologists stay up-to-date on important developments in the specialty. It includes basic principles, diagnostic strategies for specific diseases, and the newest interventional catheterization techniques, giving readers the tools to successfully manage all types of pediatric heart disease.

Key Features:
High-quality instructive graphs as well as over 400 color illustrations and 100 tables clarify concepts in the text
User-friendly organization facilitates the decision making process
Online access to more than 100 video clips on catheterization, EKG, and normal vs. diseased heart comparisons on the Thieme MediaCenter
Guidelines for treating neonates with cardiac disorders
Clearly explains echocardiography, including anatomical landmarks and typical findings

From the fundamentals to the latest advances in pediatric cardiology, this book provides the core information needed by cardiac surgeons and pediatric cardiologists treating patients with congenital as well as acquired heart disease. It is also essential for interventional cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and interventional radiologists who want to increase their knowledge and skills and offer optimal care to their patients.

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Cardiac Safety of Noncardiac Drugs: Practical Guidelines for Clinical Research and Drug Development

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Jan 042020
 


It is generally easy to define the efficacy of a new the- peutic agent. However, what is even more difficult and more challenging yet more important is to define its safety when administered to millions of patients with multi-faceted d- eases, co-morbidities, sensitivities and concomitant medi- tions. The commonest cause of new drug discontinuations, cause for disapproval from marketing and removal from the market after approval is a drug’s effect on cardiac repolari- tion which is essentially identified by increasing the duration of the QTc interval duration on the standard 12-lead elect- cardiogram (ECG). Cardiac Safety of Noncardiac Drugs: Practical Guide- Joel Morganroth, MD lines for Clinical Research and Drug Development is designed to present the current preclinical, clinical, and re- latory principles to assess the cardiac safety of new drugs based primarily on their effects on the ECG. Practical gu- ance to define cardiac safety at all stages of clinical research and drug development are featured and discussed by inter- tionally recognized experts with academic, industrial, and regulatory experience. Each chapter contains the best ava- able evidence, the author’s personal opinions, areas of c- troversy, and future trends. Although some of the areas are highly specialized, this book has been designed for a broad audience ranging from medical and graduate students to cli- cal nurses, clinical trial coordinators, safety officers, data managers, statisticians, regulatory authorities, clinicians, and Ihor Gussak, MD, PhD scientists.

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Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice

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Jan 022020
 

Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, blends molecular, cellular, and physiologic concepts with current clinical practice and provides up-to-date information on all major aspects of cardiovascular disease. Fully revised by an international panel of leading authorities in the field, it is an authoritative resource for cardiologists, internists, residents, and students. The book presents the clinical examination of the patient, including diagnostic testing and cutting-edge radiologic imaging; pathogenesis and treatment of various types of cardiac abnormalities; the needs of special populations, including pregnant, elderly, and renal-compromised patients; cardiovascular gene and cell therapy; and preventive cardiology. It includes new chapters on cardiovascular disease in women; diabetes and the cardiovascular system; and cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy. The Third Edition also focuses on the substantial advances in anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapy; new modalities of cardiac imaging; new anti-arrhythmic drugs; and a sophisticated understanding of vascular biology and atherogenesis.

From the reviews of the third edition:

“Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice is an excellent reference book for cardiology trainees. It covers almost all of the topics and situations one may encounter in clinical practice and many topics that are missed in similar text books. … It is an up-to-date book with constant references to clinical trials and further references at the end of each chapter for those wishing to expand their knowledge further.” (H. Randula Haththotuwa, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 75

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1133 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review 3rd Edition

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Dec 312019
 

With two new editors and hundreds of new questions, this comprehensive new edition of 1133 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review, continues to serve as the perfect study aid for anyone taking the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) interventional cardiology board exam, either for the first time or to recertify. You’ll have everything you need—detailed answers and explanations for each question and plenty of relevant images—to pass the exam and improve your ability to provide effective and evidence-based patient care.

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Angiogenesis and Direct Myocardial Revascularization

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Dec 282019
 

An interdisciplinary panel of pioneers and opinion leaders review the basic, preclinical, clinical, and developmental pathways to new treatment strategies, such as therapeutic angiogenesis and myogenesis. The authors take advantage of new biological understanding, novel therapeutic targets, multiple available and well-studied therapeutic strategies, and the necessary imaging techniques to measure outcomes. Their in-depth discussions cover the identification of new therapeutic targets and pathways, the investigation of transcriptional factors, master switch molecules, cell-based approaches, chemokines, a better understanding of the effects of aging, endothelial dysfunction, and hypercholesterolemia in response to angiogenic stimuli. Highlights include examination of drug delivery problems, outcomes measure, stem therapy, high-risk interventions, development pathways, and future possibilities.
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Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology

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Dec 172019
 

The Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology offers a comprehensive, easily navigable guide to cardiac disorders and their treatment for residents, general internists and practicing cardiologists. This important compendium covers everything from arrhythmias to hemodynamics, fully preparing physicians to assess their cardiac patients at the point of care. Several chapters are devoted to reviewing methodologies and uses of the most up-to-date imaging technology such as echocardiography and CT/MR.

As the U.S. population ages, physicians of all stripes will need to become increasingly familiar with cardiac disorders in general and heart failure in particular. The Jefferson Heart Institute Handbook of Cardiology stands out as the authoritative text designed to address this need, packaged in the most concise, readily accessible format available.

Key Features:

Expert treatment recommendations for a range of cardiac disorders
Detailed guidance on cardiac imaging, including indications and methodologies
Clinical chapters on patient prevention and disease management
Trusted information from the renowned Jefferson Heart Institute

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Medical Student Survival Skills: ECG (July 2019 Release)

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Dec 172019
 

Medical students encounter many challenges on their path to success, from managing their time, applying theory to practice, and passing exams. The Medical Student Survival Skills series helps medical students navigate core subjects of the curriculum, providing accessible, short reference guides for OSCE preparation and hospital placements. These guides are the perfect tool for achieving clinical success.

Medical Student Survival Skills: ECG is an indispensable resource for students new to ECG interpretation and cardiac arrhythmia recognition and treatment. Integrating essential clinical knowledge with practical OSCE advice, this portable guide provides concise and user-friendly coverage of all aspects of ECG monitoring, including atrial and ventricular fibrillation, myocardial infarction, and 12 lead ECG interpretation. Easy-to-find information, plentiful illustrations, OSCE checklists and expert discussions of actual ECG trace examples help medical students and junior doctors quickly get up to speed with ECG interpretation skills.

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