This new edition of the bestselling step-by-step introduction to cardiac pacemakers now includes additional material on CRT and an accompanying website. It retains the effective use of full-page illustrations and short explanations that gained the book such enormous popularity and now provides information on recent advances in cardiac pacing, including biventricular pacing for the treatment of heart failure.
Preface to the first edition:
The impetus for writing this book came from our observations that many healthcare professionals and young physicians working in emergency rooms, intensive and coronary care units were unable to interpret simple pacemaker electrocardiograms correctly.
Over the years we also heard many complaints from beginners in the field of cardiac pacing that virtually all, if not all, the available books are too complicated and almost impossible to understand. Indeed, the ever-changing progress in electrical stimulation
makes cardiac pacing a moving target. Therefore we decided to take up the challenge and write a book for beginners equipped with only a rudimentary knowledge of electrocardiography and no knowledge of cardiac pacing whatsoever. Because many individuals first see the pacemaker patient after implantation, the book contains little about indications
for pacing and implantation techniques. The book starts with basic concepts and progressively covers more advanced aspects of cardiac pacing including
troubleshooting and follow-up.
As one picture is worth a thousand words, this book tries to avoid unnecessary text and focuses on visual learning. We undertook this project with the premise that learning cardiac pacing should be enjoyable. Cardiac pacing is a logical discipline and should be fun and easy to learn with the carefully crafted illustrations in this book. The artwork is simple for easy comprehension. Many of the plates are self-explanatory and the text in the appendix only
intends to provide further details and a comprehensive overview.
Many of the images used to create the illustrations in this book are taken from CorelDraw and Corel Mega Gallery clipart collections.
We are grateful to Charlie Hamlyn of Blackwell Publishing and Tom Fryer of Sparks for their superb work in the production of this book.
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The fourth edition of IMayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbook continues the tradition of all previous editions: a succinct yet comprehensive teaching and learning textbook rather than an overwhelming reference work. This new edition continues to bridge the gap between currently available texts: more than a bare-bones compilations of lists of facts that do not address the fundamental concepts of the practice of cardiology and not so encyclopedic a tome that it goes into the minute detail of a traditional reference work.
Organized to present a comprehensive overview of the field of cardiology in an accessible, reader-friendly format that can be covered in about 12 months, this new edition contains roughly 50% new material, the cardiac pharmacology section has been completely reworked, cardiovascular trials have been included, and the entire book has been updated to reflect current practice guidelines and recent developments. The book is peppered throughout with numerous tables and clinical pearls that aid the student, as well as the teacher, to remain focused.
Mayo Clinic Cardiology is based on the original syllabus for the Mayo Cardiovascular Review Course, one of the premiere teaching courses in cardiology in the United States. The content evolves entirely from Mayo Clinic physicians and reflects the expert cardiovascular care provided, from common conditions to those that are very rare, even more tertiary referral centers
“Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbook edited by Dr. Joe Murphy and Dr. Margaret Lloyd has again redefined the art of boiling down overwhelming concepts in a merciful manner for practicing cardiologists. With plain dialogue complemented by diagrams and tables, residents and fellows can build a solid knowledge base in cardiovascular disease, as well as prepare for board exams. I would strongly recommend this textbook as a learning tool and reference to guide your cardiology practice.” — Carmelo Panetta, MD, HealthEast Heart Care, St Paul, MN
“I first became familiar with Mayo Clinic Cardiology when reviewing for my first recertification exam in Cardiology. One of my cardiology fellows leant me a copy of the First Edition. It was extremely easy to read, and I felt prepared for the recertification exam. I again used this textbook, Third Edition, for my second recertification exam… The Fourth Edition, much like the Third Edition, reaches an excellent balance of being comprehensive while remaining extremely readable… It is an excellent resource for anyone preparing for certification or recertification in cardiology. I would recommend a cardiology fellow devote six months to reading the textbook cover to cover. They will find it well worth the time invested. The practicing cardiologist will be able to cover the text book in a month. They will find it both an excellent review and an efficient way to learn new information. — Howard Kurz, MD, FACC, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
“Congratulations to the editors and their esteemed group of authors on an excellent new edition that is a comprehensive, up to date, and state of the art textbook on the entire spectrum of cardiovascular medicine and disorders. This book could serve as essential reading material for internal medicine residents and, particularly, trainees in cardiovascular diseases, including for preparation for board exams. Additionally,
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The definitive reference covering drug therapy of cardiovascular conditions! This comprehensive text describes both current and future developments regarding drug therapy for all cardiovascular diseases. Updated to cover the latest basic science information, drugs in development, and molecular biological advances. An in-depth review of all the cardiovascular agents currently on the market is also included
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Superspecialisation in cardiology has gained new peak of interest in recent years. Every aspirant want to join
cardiology in a good institution. I tried to fulfill the expectations of those students by writing this book. This book
offers a collection of questions of various DM cardiology entrance exams from all over India.
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This book applies practical clinical concepts to the latest four-stage model of heart failure from preclinical risk and early asymptomatic disease to classic symptomatic heart failure and finally advanced heart failure. This framework emphasizes a tailored approach to ongoing heart failure assessment to guide therapy and improve outcomes.
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New applications of echocardiography, nuclear magnetic resonance, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and cardiac computed tomography are rapidly developing and it is imperative that trainees and practitioners alike remain up to date in the latest developments. It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain abreast of these advances in each individual modality and thus it is no longer practical to focus on one at a time. In addition, training guidelines are changing and multimodality training has become the norm.
Multimodality Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine presents a clear and in-depth review of the available technologies and evidence supporting their appropriate clinical applications. Hundreds of outstanding images are included to support and augment the discussions from the leading experts in each modality. For maximum clinical value, rather than organize the content by imaging modality, the book is organized by disease so that the reader can utilize the book in real-time problem solving and decision making in daily clinical practice.
Features of Multimodality Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine Include
- More than 350 multimodality imaging examples of cardiovascular pathophysiology
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