The book remains divided into 5 parts. The first part is a general introduction to the new terminology. The second part is devoted to the normal structure of the heart and vessels. Parts 3 and 4 deal with physiopathology. One of the important contributions of molecular biology to cardiology is a better understanding of the general process of adaptation of the heart and vessels to a permanent mechanical overloading. Such a process is generally called remodeling, and results from coordinate changes in the expression of the genes. The last part of the book includes information on gene and cellular therapy.
Provides a full understanding of the ECG in the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac rhythms.
Emphasises the role of the full 12 lead ECG with realistic reproduction of recordings.
The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity.Restructured into two clear sections, the first ‘The Basics’ explains the ECG in the simplest possible terms.
The new second section, ‘Making the most of the ECG’, has separate chapters on the ECG patterns that might be seen in healthy subjects and in patients presenting with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations or syncope.
Updates reflect current changes to the fourth edition of ECGs Made Easy.UPDATED content and illustrations reflect changes to ECGs Made Easy, 5th Edition.
Several of the cases incorporate chest X-rays and coronary angiograms illustrating the appearances that are associated with various cardiac conditions.
All the cases are graded in difficulty and are cross-referenced to the new editions of ECG Made Easy and ECG in Practice for further information.
For this Fourth Edition over 30 new ECGs have been included, mainly to provide clearer examples, though the book deliberately retains some technically poor records to maintain a ’real-world’ perspective.
To this end, we have selected well-known and widely published experts in cardiac diagnosis and therapy to develop practical and informative approaches outlining the most cost-effective methods of patient management. The topics include the entire range of cardiac diseases and emphasize the economic impact on decision-making. We develop guidelines and present general strategies for the practicing cardiologist and general internist. Additionally, the editors, who have 10 years of experience in this area, discuss the methods necessary to bring critical pathways and practice guidelines into clinical use. Both hospital and out-patient phases of illness are considered. Special concerns of hospital, private practice managed care and group practice settings are specifically addressed.
The easily referenced outline format allows health practitionersof all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patientcare--perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents,physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medicalstudents, and critical care nurses involved in the care of bothroutine and complex cardiac surgery patients.
This comprehensive guide features:Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperativecare for adult cardiac surgery patientsOutline format allowing quick access to informationChronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostictests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperativecare issuesAdditional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac,and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific torecovery on the postoperative floorUpdated references, information on new drug indications and newevidence to support various treatment/management options.
Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual ofPerioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essentialreference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.
Contemporary Concepts in Cardiology has been conceived as a supplement to the classic cardiology textbooks for the use of practicing physicians, cardiologists-in-training, medical students, and research investigators. This volume focuses on associations between refinements in the understanding of disease and clinical applications. The material is presented in a way that limns the latest advances and focuses thinking towards future developments in cardiology.
The Editors have assembled a respected international panel of contributors so that each chapter is authored by a well-known specialist in his or her field. Every attempt was made to avoid the fragmentation which often characterizes the digest approach. Because the constant flow of information makes it nearly impossible to construct a timely book on advances in cardiology, the chapters in this volume describe the current concepts in cardiology and their underlying rationale, rather than attempting a comprehensive review of the most recent papers in each discipline.
Chronic Infection, Chlamydia and Coronary Heart Disease is the first book to review the wealth of evidence linking various infective agents with CHD, focusing particularly on the proposed pathogenetic role of the main candidate microorganism, Chlamydia pneumoniae.
Written by two leading investigators in the field, the book provides a concise, clearly written and up-to-date account of the diverse lines of evidence - seroepidemiological, pathological, animal and in vitro data and clinical antibiotic trials.
The possibility of an infective basis to atherosclerosis and CHD has already attracted much scientific interest. Chronic Infection, Chlamydia and Coronary Heart Disease highlights the key published works on the topic, and concludes with information on existing, ongoing, and future lines of enquiry.
A second precondition of accurate rhythm diagnosis is an understanding of the mechanism of arrhythmias. Not uncommonly, two or more arrhythmic mechanisms coexist, confronting the clinician with a baffling mixture of apparently unrelated complexes and intervals. Without an understanding of the various arrhythmic mechanisms, simple and complex, the tangled skein of data can never be unraveled.
Finally accurate arrhythmia diagnosis depends on skill attained through practice. The competent electrocardiographer combines the skills of precise measurement and rational application of logic with broad theoretical knowledge. The pleasure of electrocardiography is seeing through the surface appearance to the inner workings.
Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhythmias presupposes no prior knowledge of arrhythmias, and progresses from basic to the complex. The didactic sections focus extensively on the mechanism of arrhythmia, using laddergrams and other diagramatic devices to help the student visualize what is happening with the cardiac conduction system. Extensive self-assessment sections enable students to apply critical skills and test their grasp of the diagnostic criteria.
Experimental studies have led to a greater understanding of the mechanism of atrial fibrillation and potential precipitating factors in the cardiac surgical patient. Prophylactic efforts with beta-blockers, antiarrhythmic drugs and atrial pacing are being used, or are being investigated in clinical trials. New methods of achieving prompt cardioversion with minimal disruption of patient care, and prevention of the thromboembolic complications of atrial fibrillation, are also important therapeutic initiatives. This text is designed to aid health care professionals in the treatment of their patients in the recovery period after cardiac surgery, and to instigate additional research efforts to limit the occurrence of, and the complications following, this tenacious postoperative arrhythmia.
A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an image bank, an interactive question bank, and an EKG image with explanation test bank.
Chapter objectives preview the main points in each chapter.
Stop and Review sections at the end of the chapters help you remember the most important information.
ACLS Pearls boxes offer key points and useful tips for clinical practice.
Keeping it Simple boxes provide essential information in a clear and concise manner.
Ten case studies present real-life clinical situations, allowing you to make decisions based on information in the Preparatory section.
Consistent format of case studies includes Objective, Skills to Master, Rhythms to Master, Medications to Master, Related Text Chapters, Essential Actions, and Unacceptable Actions.
A heart rate ruler is included to help you interpret ECGs.
4 x 6 pocket-size quick-reference card contains key ACLS algorithms for field use.100 new and updated photos and illustrations show key ACLS procedures and equipment. Pharmacological interventions are integrated into the chapters for a more cohesive learning experience. New streamlined approach reduces the number of pages and simplifies the information you need to know.
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the current state and future developments in the field of noninvasive electrocardiographic monitoring techniques. In addition, related fields such as magnetocardiography, newer signal detection and analysis techniques as well as ambulatory blood pressure monitoring are reported. The different methods are discussed with regard to methodological aspects, latest technical developments and clinical value of results. Furthermore, review articles focus on the autonomic nervous system, monitoring of ischemic heart disease, quality control and standardization of monitoring techniques.
A group of international experts in science and clinical practice have contributed to this book, which is supported by the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiography (ISHNE). The book is addressed to clinical and academic cardiologists as well as scientists.
Access the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process.
Are you one of the eighty-two million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease—or one of the millions more who think they are healthy but are at risk? Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or stay out of the cardiologist’s office, your heart's health depends upon accurate information and correct answers to key questions.
In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle the questions their patients have raised over their decades of practice: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children?
Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.
When Stephen Westaby witnessed a patient die on the table during open-heart surgery for the first time, he was struck by the quiet, determined way the surgeons walked away. As he soon understood, this detachment is a crucial survival strategy in a profession where death is only a heartbeat away. In Open Heart, Westaby reflects on over 11,000 surgeries, showing us why the procedures have never become routine and will never be. With astonishing compassion, he recounts harrowing and sometimes hopeful stories from his operating room: we meet a pulseless man who lives with an electric heart pump, an expecting mother who refuses surgery unless the doctors let her pregnancy reach full term, and a baby who gets a heart transplant-only to die once it's in place.
For readers of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Open Heart offers a soul-baring account of a life spent in constant confrontation with death.
Exercise Testing: Current Concepts and Recent Advances affords the reader a state-of-the-art presentation of the diverse and expanding methods of exercise testing and their roles in patient management. The contributors to this volume include individuals who have made seminal contributions to the field during the last several decades. Indeed, it is legitimate to designate this group as a `Who's Who of Exercise Testing'. It is our hope that this book will enhance the reader's understanding of contemporary methods of exercise testing, as well as provide a glimpse into future directions of this science, that this knowledge is applied to optimal diagnosis and management of our patients.
The Role of Inflammatory Mediators in the Failing Heart provides a state-of-the-art review on inflammatory mediators and the failing heart. This book will serve both as a useful introduction to the field, as well as an update for those interested in the role of inflammatory mediators and the failing heart.
500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion
Ramdas G. Pai, MD, Professor of Medicine, Loma LindaUniversity, CA, USA
Padmini Varadarajan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine,Loma Linda University, CA, USA
Echocardiography is an essential tool for the modern-daycardiologist and routinely used in the diagnosis, management andfollow-up of patients with suspected or known heart diseases.
This best-selling book now returns in a fully revised newedition, once again providing cardiologists andcardiology/echocardiography trainees with a rapid reference,self-assessment question and answer guide to all aspects ofechocardiography.
Packed with full-color images and written by experiencedechocardiographers, the book covers:applied ultrasound physicspractical hydrodynamicsvalvular heart diseasemyocardial diseasescongenital heart diseasenon-invasive hemodynamicssurgical echocardiography
Containing 500 case-based questions, including clearexplanations and discussions for every question,Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition, isthe perfect preparation guide for all those about to take theNational Board of Echocardiography’s Board exam, includingcardiology and echocardiography trainees and specialist physicianspreparing for re-certification. Sonographers planning to takeRDCS or RDMS certification examinations should find this book veryhelpful as well.
Of related interestPractical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting
Fridman, ISBN 978-0-470-65997-7
Successful Accreditation in Echocardiography: A Self-AssessmentGuide
Banypersad, ISBN 978-0-470-65692-1
The author takes the reader through a series of important, interrelated topics with great clarity and continuity and also includes many useful illustrations and tables. The book starts by considering the cellular structures involved in excitation-contraction coupling and then described the characteristics of the myofilaments as the end effector of excitation-contraction coupling. A general scheme of calcium regulation is described and the possible sources and sinks of calcium are discussed in simple, but quantitative terms. The cardiac action potential and its many underlying currents are reviewed. Then the characteristics of some key calcium transport systems (calcium channels, sodium/calcium exchange and SR calcium uptake and release) are discussed in detail. This is then built into a more integrated picture of calcium regulation in succeeding chapters by detailed discussions of excitation-calcium coupling mechanisms (in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle), the interplay between calcium regulatory processes, and finally mechanisms of cardiac inotropy, calcium overload, and dysfunction (e.g., ischemia, hypertrophy, and heart failure).
Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Cardiac Contractile Force – Second Edition is an invaluable source of information for anyone who is interested in how the heart beat is controlled and especially suited for students of the cardiovascular system at all levels from medical/graduate students through senior investigators in related fields.
Builds on the basic knowledge outlined in the classic ECG Made Easy
Emphasises the individuality of every ECG and uses full 12-lead ECG recordings to provide a realistic reproduction of the clinical environment.
The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity.
Each chapter begins with a brief account of the relevant history and examination and ends with a short account of what might be done once the ECG has been interpreted.
Now integrated throughout the book is text on electrophysiology and electrical devices. With pacemakers and implanted defibrillators now common among patients on general medical take, this material guides the reader in recognising their purpose and making a preliminary analysis of any malfunction.
The easily referenced outline format allows health practitionersof all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patientcare—perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgeryresidents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners,cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involvedin the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgerypatients.
This comprehensive guide features:
Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperativecare for adult cardiac surgery patients
Outline format allowing quick access to information
Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostictests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperativecare issues
Additional chapters discussing bleeding, the respiratory,cardiac, and renal subsystems in depth, and aspects of carespecific to recovery on the postoperative floor
Completely updated references
Extensive illustrations, including NEW figures depictingoperative techniques
14 helpful appendices covering order and flow sheets,protocols, commonly used drug dosages, and procedures
Practical and accessible, the Manual of Perioperative Care inAdult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guideto cardiac surgical patient care.
Unique Flip and See section at the end of the book allows you to see each rhythm side-by-side with a normal ECG rhythm, while a written walkthrough explains the important differences between the rhythms.
Excuse Me! features highlight frequently asked student questions with easy-to-understand answers. Conversational language and clear illustrations and cartoons make the information easy to remember and fun to learn.New and updated information across the entire book includes coverage of new pacemaker strips and now includes 12-lead interpretation and 12-lead axis identification.
New cartoons have been added to make key points memorable and entertaining.
Updated algorithms reflect the new 2010 ECC Guidelines.
Completely redesigned Cohn's Pocket Guide for ECG Interpretation, a plastic heart rate ruler, aids both students and practitioners in rhythm interpretation. Expanded appendix provides illustrations of ECG complexes as they relate to heart damage.