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Cardiology’s cornerstone text – thoroughly updated to reflect the latest clinical perspectives and cutting-edge topics

Hailed for its authority, currency, and ability to translate the latest technical and clinical advances into clinical application, Hurst’s The Heart is the field’s landmark text and cardiology’s longest continuously published reference text. A previous edition of this trusted classic was described by Doody’s as “an outstanding choice for those who strive for a firm foundation in cardiovascular medicine, as well as an up-to-date and user-friendly source that addresses every discipline in the field.”

Readers will find succinct, visually appealing summaries of all the major new trials, and guidelines, along with tips for optimizing outcomes and health quality. The Fourteenth Edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest technical, therapeutic, and clinical advances, while still maintaining a strong focus on patient care. Other enhancements include the addition of textual features such as Practice Points, Common Clinical Questions, and an increased number of the acclaimed Hurst’s diagrams.

• NEW TO THIS EDITION: Section on Metabolic Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease, Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
• Enhanced by more than 1,500 full-color illustrations and more than 500 tables
• Brand new chapters include: Arrythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease, Left Ventricular Noncompaction, Evaluation and Management of Acute Heart Failure, Carotid Artery Stenting, Race, Ethnicity, and Cardiovascular disease
• The only comprehensive cardiology reference to publish every 2.5 years to allow for reporting of the latest trials and guidelines

The trusted landmark cardiology resource—thoroughly updated to reflect the latest clinical perspectives

Includes DVD with image bank

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This is an outstanding choice for those who strive for a firm foundation in cardiovascular medicine, as well as an up-to-date and user-friendly source that addresses every discipline in the field. The updates and enhancements to this edition have made the book easier to use."--Doody's Review Service

Through thirteen editions, Hurst’s the Heart has always represented the cornerstone of current scholarship in the discipline. Cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists from across the globe have relied on its unmatched authority, breadth of coverage, and clinical relevance to help optimize patient outcomes. The thirteenth edition of Hurst’s the Heart continues this standard-setting tradition with 19 new chapters and 59 new authors, each of whom are internationally recognized as experts in their respective content areas.

Featuring an enhanced, reader-friendly design, the new edition covers need-to-know clinical advances, as well as issues that are becoming increasingly vital to cardiologists worldwide. As in previous editions, you will find the most complete overview of cardiology topics available—plus a timely new focus on evidence-based medicine, health outcomes, and health quality.

New Features

1548 full-color illustrations and 578 tables Companion DVD with image bank includes key figures and tables from the text The Cardiovascular Disease: Past, Present, and Future section includes a new chapter on assessing and improving quality of care in cardiovascular medicine The section on the scientific foundations of cardiovascular medicine has been thoroughly revised 2 new chapters in the section on the evaluation of the patient detail the process of effective diagnostic decision making based on technology, clinical trials, and practice guidelines A new chapter in the section on heart failure details cardiac transplantation The sections on primary heart disease include new chapters on topics such as preventive strategies for coronary artery disease and updated pharmacologic strategies for acute coronary syndromes The section on cardiopulmonary disease features new chapters on chronic cor pulmonale and sleep disorder breathing and its relationship to cardiovascular disease The section on valvular heart disease has four of the six chapter completely rewritten by new authors who are authorities in the field The final six sections feature new chapters on the environment and heart disease, surgical treatment of carotid and peripheral vascular disease and cost effective strategies in cardiology
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