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Cardiovascular PET: Current Concepts

This innovative text provides readers with in-depth clinical updates on every aspect of Cardiovascular PET. With coverage that spans everything from instrumentation to clinical procedures, the intent and focus of the book is provide readers with the very latest, most reliable data in this rapidly expanding area. Essential for anyone preparing for the Nuclear Cardiology boards, Cardiovascular PET: Current Concepts in logically divided into six section: Technical Developments in PET, New Developments in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging with Cardiac PET, New Developments in Viability Assessment with Cardiac PET, Current Status of Assessment Cardiac Sarcold with FDG Imaging, Infection and Vascular Inflammation Imaging, and New Tracers in Cardiovascular PET.

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Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease: Scientific Discoveries and New Therapies

Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases remain the number one cause of death in developed countries and their prevalence is increasing rapidly in developing nations. This book brings together the recent information on these disorders and the links that exist between them in order to provide a complete picture of drug discovery for these conditions.
The main three sections comprehensively discuss obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in turn, following an introduction to the molecular links between them. The final chapter provides perspectives on future directions of the field. Chapters are contributed by leaders in the field from academia and industry and cover biomarkers, risk factors, gene-environment interactions, therapies and the various types of animal models that have been used to study each disease. Case studies describing the implementation of animal models in drug development further enhance the book’s usefulness as a comprehensive guide to this important therapeutic area.
Providing a full picture of the various types of animal models that have been used to study obesity, hypertension, and insulin resistance with recent case studies, this book provides a valuable resource for medicinal chemists and clinicians working in these disease areas.

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Cardiac Transplantation (Contemporary Cardiology)

Leading physicians summarize in this easy-to-use and eminently practical handbook the day-to-day management of transplant donors and recipients at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Topics covered range from surgical techniques, pathology, and immunosuppression, to posttransplant management, pediatric heart transplantation, surgical alternatives, and mechanical circulatory assistance as a bridge to transplantation. The authors also discuss congenital transplant techniques, state-of-the-art perioperative management techniques and protocols, and UNOS regulation and nurse coordination.
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Cardiac Considerations in Chronic Lung Disease

This book comprehensively covers chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease and their influence on one another including the epidemiology, physiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic issues including laboratory and imaging tests, and therapeutic considerations. How the diseases specifically overlap is explored in detail, covering presentation, symptoms, clinical examination findings, diagnostic test results, as well as a number of important medication interactions. The cardiovascular considerations in this book will include left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular disease, as well as cardiac arrhythmias. The book also addresses extra-cardiac cardiovascular comorbidities such as cerebrovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease. Each chapter includes detailed illustrations as well as useful pearls and best practices, making this an ideal reference for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and residents caring for patients with increased risk for these comorbidities.

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The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician

“Experienced as well as inexperienced APRNs would benefit from this book… This excellent book would be useful to all advanced nurse practitioners caring for cardiac patients. Special care was taken to ensure all content is germane, as noted in the appendix of tables of nationally accepted cardiovascular guidelines on cardiovascular conditions, diagnostic testing, and therapeutic interventions… Score: 95 – 4 Stars!”
–Gina M. Oliver, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Doody’s Reviews
Focusing on the interprofessional team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly used in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students, including family nurse practitioners, adultgerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists.
This resource covers the full range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interprofessional cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyles, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference.
KEY FEATURES:
Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care
Applies evidence-based research findings to clinical practice
Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions
Clarifies complex topics through the use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists
Contains an eight-page color insert
Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care
Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods
Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision making

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Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension

This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to treat PAH and the cell signaling pathways that they target as well as adjunct and investigative therapies; and highlights special situations that are particularly challenging in the management of PAH. Written by experts in their respective fields, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension is a valuable resource for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in internal medicine and critical care.

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Acute Coronary Syndromes (July 2020 Release)

Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a growing global menace with patients increasing in developing countries where tobacco and food play a major role. Its treatment guidelines and research results have proliferated in academia, but practical applications lag behind that research. This book addresses this void. Guidelines for treatment of ACS present in-depth reading for practicing cardiologists, thus preventing clinical application. The book aims to appraise readers of real-world situations and suggestions to help them acquire up-to-date knowledge on ACS and its effective diagnosis, prognosis and management.

Key Features

  • Covers recent advances in ACS management and pharmacotherapy
  • Discusses the guidelines for treatment of ACS for the professional cardiologist to apply to clinical practice
  • Explores the topics with the help of case scenarios
  • Follows a concise, yet comprehensive approach
  • Features a chapter on ‘When to Transfer,’ which discusses how to spot unstable patients or those heading towards shock

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Heart Disease in Men

Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases affecting the heart. As of 2007, it is the leading cause of death in the United States, England, Canada and Wales, killing one person every 34 seconds in the United States alone. Heart disease is synonymous with cardiac disease but not with cardiovascular disease which is any disease of the heart or blood vessels. Among the many types of heart disease are, for example: Angina; Arrhythmia; Congenital heart disease; Coronary artery disease (CAD); Dilated cardiomyopathy; Heart attack (myocardial infarction); Heart failure; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Mitral regurgitation; Mitral valve prolapse; and Pulmonary stenosis. This book brings together important recent research on heart disease with a focus on men and heart disease.

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Heart Rate Slowing by If Current Inhibition (Advances in Cardiology)

This book unfolds the history of the discovery of the transmembrane channel which is responsible for the ‘funny’ or If current, the primary modulator of heart rate. Inhibition of this current leads to slowing of the heart rate, which is an important component of the successful management of angina pectoris. Recently, Ivabradine, a specific and selective inhibitor of the If current, has been developed as an antianginal agent which has been shown to be at least as effective as both beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers for the treatment of angina. The development, efficacy and complications of this therapy are discussed in detail in this book. Furthermore, the clinical benefits from heart rate reduction in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure and in patients after myocardial infarction are examined. Whether a lower heart rate per sec will prolong life is not yet known, but it may offer a new and important life-saving strategy. The current data presented in this volume will be appreciated by cardiologists and general physicians interested in the modern management of angina pectoris and by electrophysiologists and physiologists who would like to understand the importance of heart rate and its regulation.
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Cardiac Pacemakers and Resynchronization Step by Step: An Illustrated Guide, 2 edition

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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