Topics in Arrhythmias and Ischemic Heart Disease provides expert reviews and assessment of the most recent clinical research and on current trends in evaluation, diagnosis, and clinical management.
Reviews include assessment of emerging data and indications of likely key advances with signifiacnt impact on clinical research in the near future. This volume is a must-have for every cardiologist needing to be fully current on recent advances in ischemic heart disease and arrhythmic disorders.
About the Series
Developed by expert faculty at the Cornell Division of Cardiology, the Emerging Concepts in Cardiology series edited by Craig T. Basson and Bruce B. Lerman, provides "state of the art reviews" of each topic from a clinical perspective, with expert perspectives in current clinical research and emerging basic and traditional research issues all in a concise, attractive and well-illustrated texts.
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.
The ECG Criteria Book provides ECG criteria for 125 ECG diagnoses, including arrhythmias and conduction disturbances; chamber enlargement and hypertrophy; ischemic syndromes; pacemakers; and drug, electrolyte and medical disorders. Also includes sections on approach to ECG interpretation, differential diagnosis of ECG abnormalities, and ACLS algorithms.
A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an image bank, an interactive question bank, and an EKG image with explanation test bank.
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.
The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation.
The Complete Guide to ECGs is simply the best book on the subject I have ever seen! It is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations.
Features of the Third Edition:
Includes a total of 89 ECG cases; 26 of which are new to this edition
Entirely new section of self test quizzes called Find the Imposter
More than 1000 questions and answers related to ECG interpretation
Expanded final section of ECG Criteria
Featured sections on approach to ECG interpretation and ECG differential diagnosis
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.
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.
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.
Provides new ASE recommendations for chamber quantitation, including updated tables of normal measurements.
Matches full-color anatomic drawings of heart structures with the 2D and 3D echocardiographic views.
Heart disease kills more people than any other medical condition,
and no one is more aware of this than renowned cardiologist Dr. Chauncey
Crandall. In addition to having performed over 40,000 heart procedures during
his career, Dr. Crandall has experienced this deadly disease on the most
personal level — as a patient.
At the age of 48, and with no major risk factors, he found himself
in the ER with a blockage of his main coronary artery. After emergency
intervention, he recovered from heart disease using the same course of
treatment he recommends to his thousands of patients, making him living proof
of his program’s success.
In his new book, The Simple
Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease, you’ll
find this top doc’s groundbreaking, three-pronged approach to prevent and
reverse heart disease — an approach honed by his study of cultures free of
heart disease, and his decades of experience helping thousands of patients
achieve a healthier heart at any age.
So if you’re recovering from a heart attack or concerned with
preventive maintenance, you’ll find the help you need in The Simple Heart Cure, including
great, heart-healthy menus, and a 90-day, week-by-week plan to help you start
taking action immediately.
are just a few of the potentially life-saving gems you’ll discover in The
Simple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease:
How to slash your risk of a deadly heart
attack by 61%... Proven ways to banish your “bad” cholesterol… 8 easy steps to head off high blood pressure… How you can safeguard against lethal stroke…
Simple strategies to unclog your arteries — without
surgery… What your belly says about your heart health… Must-have heart tests for every person over
50… Easy solutions to steer clear of statin drugs… Special advice for women, diabetics, the
very stressed, and much more…
“By following the advice in Dr.
Chauncey Crandall’s new book The Simple Heart Cure, you can
surmount the biggest challenge of all and win your battle against heart
— Scott Carpenter, Astronaut, NASA’s Mercury
When it comes to your heart health, The Simple Heart Cure
could be the most important book you’ll ever read!
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.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Kilmer S. McCully explains what is really behind the epidemic of heart disease. For many years, clogged arteries have been inaccurately viewed as the cause, rather than a symptom, of heart disease. Now, McCully shows you how to cut your risk of heart disease by controlling the real culprit, homocysteine. Considered one of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent years, McCully's findings have been validated by numerous large-scale studies. The Heart Revolution:
Challenges the long-held assumption that lowering cholesterol is the key to preventing heart disease
Explains how eating vitamin B-rich food can control homocysteine levels
Lays out a plan with menus for putting more B vitamins in our diet
Discusses how food processing and additives compromise our health
Explains how costly cholesterol-lowering medicines can actually harm our health
Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart
Pork Chops with Potatoes and Onions, Veal with Wine and Mushrooms, Guacamole, Omelettes. This is not your typical diet program. Dr. McCully offers real food choices with fresh ingredients available just about everywhere. The focus is on delicious foods that will leave you satisfied. The purpose is to make sure you're getting enough of the vitamins needed to prevent heart disease—B6, B12, and folic acid, as well as essential, phytochemicals, fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential oils. It's easy to follow this plan as it relies on foods you want to eat with little preparation time and tons of variety.
Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs - the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by "The Heart Healers".
For more than thirty years, Electrophysiologic Testing has been a trusted introduction to the field of electrophysiology for anyone needing to quickly acquaint themselves with basic concepts and procedures of EP testing, especially medical students, residents, nurses and technicians. At the same time, it also has served as a ready reference for medical practitioners wanting to brush up on aspects of electrophysiology, or to fine-tune their mastery of the field.
Updates and additions featured in the Sixth Edition of this classic guide include extensive new material on the ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, including new chapters on the ablation of atrial fibrillation, typical and atypical atrial flutters and ventricular arrhythmias.
The ultimate guide to applying, performing and interpreting EP tests to optimise the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, Electrophysiologic Testing, Sixth Edition:Clarifies the role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of cardia arrhythmiasProvides clear summaries of complex topicsFeatures a uniquely user-friendly style that makes information easy to digest and recallOffers clear, step-by-step guidance on performing EP tests and interpreting their resultsReviews the latest developments in therapeutic electrophysiology
As with all previous editions, this updated and revised Sixth Edition was written with the goal of demystifying electrophysiology, and making it readily accessible to virtually anyone with a professional need. To that end, Drs. Fogoros and Mandrola have once again turned in a masterful performance.
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
For as long as he has served at the highest levels of business and government, Vice President Dick Cheney has also been one of the world’s most prominent heart patients. Now, for the first time ever, Cheney, together with his longtime cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, MD, shares the very personal story of his courageous thirty-five-year battle with heart disease, from his first heart attack in 1978 to the heart transplant he received in 2012.
In 1978, when Cheney suffered his first heart attack, he received essentially the same treatment President Eisenhower had had in 1955. Since then, cardiac medicine has been revolutionized, and Cheney has benefitted from nearly every medical breakthrough. At each juncture, when Cheney faced a new health challenge, the technology was one step ahead of his disease. Cheney’s story is in many ways the story of the evolution of modern cardiac care.
Heart is the riveting, singular memoir of both doctor and patient. Like no US politician has before him, Cheney opens up about his health struggles, sharing harrowing, never-before-told stories about the challenges he faced during a perilous time in our nation’s history. Dr. Reiner provides his perspective on Cheney’s case and also gives readers a fascinating glimpse into his own education as a doctor and the history of our understanding of the human heart. He masterfully chronicles the important discoveries, radical innovations, and cutting-edge science that have changed the face of medicine and saved countless lives.
Powerfully braiding science with story and the personal with the political, Heart is a sweeping, inspiring, and ultimately optimistic book that will give hope to the millions of Americans affected by heart disease.
Edited by Dr. Christopher D. Owens (Division of Vascular Surgery) and Dr. Yerem Yeghiazarians (Division of Interventional Cardiology), from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, the Handbook of Endovascular Peripheral Interventions is a collaborative effort between cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and radiologists. Since each subspecialty brings unique expertise and experience to the field, this handbook will be a valuable resource for all physicians currently working in peripheral vascular interventions.
Written by a team of physicians from Emory University Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, practical pearls of wisdom about the technical aspects of cardiac catheterization and other invasive cardiology procedures are presented with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations in this quick reference of essential material.
Also included is a chapter with video clips that highlight the role and technical versatility of the multipurpose catheter in cardiac catheterization—a technique developed, taught, and learned over many generations in the cardiac catheterization laboratories at Emory University.
This book takes a practical, thought provoking approach. It is a valuable resource for doctors, nurses, technicians and students wishing to extend or reinforce their knowledge of ECG interpretation, and in preparation for examinations.
"...a well conceived practical guide to the interpretation andtreatment of the main cardiac rhythm disturbances."
"This book presents a concise and simplified approach to thediagnosis and management of abnormalities in cardiac rhythm.... Oneof the book's strengths is the number and quality ofelectrocardiographic tracings"
—New England Journal of Medicine
"...this book provides an excellent foundation for all thoseinvolved in the care of arrhythmia patients"
—British Journal of Hospital Medicine
"…would recommend it unreservedly to anaesthetists whowish to improve their knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias"
—British Journal of Anaesthesia
"This book about cardiac arrhythmias is of much educationalvalue"
—European Heart Journal
A trusted source for junior doctors, students, nurses andcardiac technicians for over 30 years, the new edition of thisclassic reference continues the winning formula of previouseditions while at the same time incorporating essential new contenton today's most important clinical topics, including:Atrial fibrillation: ablation, drugs, rate control versusrhythm control, risk of systemic embolism, prognosisIndications for and management of implantable defibrillatorsincluding complications such as arrhythmia stormsIndications for pacemaker implantationAnticoagulant therapy (for atrial fibrillation)Long QT syndromes and other channelopathiesRecently-approved anti-arrhythmia drugs
The 8th edition also features the latest guidelines on ECGscreening of athletes and clear guidance for anaesthetists andsurgeons dealing with patients with arrhythmias an/or implantabledevices. Rich with example ECGs and designed for ease of access toinformation, Bennett's Cardiac Arrhythmias is the referenceyou can trust to help you master arrhythmia diagnosis and provideoptimal treatment of any patient under your care.
Edited by renowned academics and clinicians in the field, thispractical text will encourage nurses to think critically aboutevidence and management of acute coronary conditions, and provide aguide on how and where to look for up-to-date evidence andguidelines.
KEY FEATURES:A comprehensive and practical guide to the current practiceand principles underlying the nursing care of acute cardiacconditionsEdited by leading authorities in the field with a wealth ofexperience in acute cardiac care and resuscitationHas an emphasis on evidence-based practice, encouraging nursesto critically think about their practiceContains learning objectives, key points and activities andfurther reading guidelines
Fundamentals of neurovascular anatomy and basic angiographic techniques;
Interventional Techniques and endovascular methods, along with useful device information and tips and tricks for daily practice;
Specific Disease States, with essential clinical information about commonly encountered conditions.
New features in the 2nd Edition include:
Global Gems that illuminate aspects of the field outside the United States;
Angio-anatomic and angio-pathologic image correlates;
Newly released clinical study results influencing neurointerventional practice;
Information on emerging technologies in this rapidly advancing field.
The Handbook is a vital resource for all clinicians involved in neurointerventional practice, including radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons.
Transradial Access: Techniques for Diagnostic Angiography and Percutaneous Intervention offers
a single source for both novice and experienced interventional
cardiologists for safely and effectively performing transradial
catheterization procedures. First described in 1989, the transradial
approach for coronary angiography and percutaneous interventions has
seen a constant and progressive increase around the world as a result of
significantly reduced procedural complications, shorter hospital stays,
increased patient satisfaction, and lower associated costs compared
with the transfemoral approach.
Yet despite its apparent benefits,
adoption of this technique in the United States has been slow, largely
due to the increased technical aspects of entering a smaller artery,
accessing the central circulation and engaging the coronary arteries
from this approach. In addition, until recently the technique was not
routinely taught in the majority of training programs. This book
flattens that learning curve by highlighting the technical aspects of
transradial diagnostic and interventional procedures, and includes
detailed discussion of:
are demonstrated in detail using both still images and video. Whether
you are an experienced transfemoral operator who wants to refine and
expand your technique or a new transradial operator looking to master
the technique, this comprehensive text holds the key to mastering this
This new edition has been extensively revised and includes new international guidelines, grading criteria and normal data. The book presents an up-to-date discussion of echocardiography use in both acute and critical care settings and provides increased guidance for clinical interpretation, including how echocardiography can help inform surgical decisions. In addition, the content has been extended, particularly in the consideration of valve disease and cardiomyopathies.
Providing a pragmatic approach to clinical echocardiography, the book also covers examples of conditions requiring urgent clinical advice. It contains a summary of formulae as well as supporting online images and videos.
Hybrid PET/CT and SPECT/CT represent new technologies that were introduced recently in clinical medicine and are evolving rapidly with several improvements in instrumentation, imaging procedures as well as in clinical trials that support the expanded role of these technologies in clinical practice. As such, an updated 4th edition of the Atlas is critical in order for the clinicians remain current with the imaging field and maintain their skills. Imaging protocols with these technologies have to be updated and/or expanded in order to acquire high quality images at a reduced radiation burden to the patient while advancing the application of these techniques for more advanced disease detection. Accordingly, beyond significantly updating the chapters from the 3rd edition, 2 new chapters will be introduced in the 4th edition, which reflects the expanded clinical applications of the technologies in the past 3 years. The new chapters are as follows: "Hybrid SPECT/CT and PET/CT Imaging" and a dedicated chapter on "Radiation Safety and Exposure: Clinical Decision-Making and the Risk-Benefit Ratio". Chapter 7 from the 3rd edition will be deleted.
The updated Atlas will serve as a reference source for all cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians interested in the most up-to-date approaches to noninvasive diagnostic cardiovascular nuclear imaging techniques for the evaluation of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease as well as non-coronary heart disease. It will also serve as a ready reference textbook for medical students and residents interested in the practice of cardiovascular medicine.
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to cardiovascular medicine derived from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition (including content from the acclaimed Harrison’s DVD), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find 53 chapters from 58 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
• Current, complete coverage of essential cardiovascular medicine topics, including Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disorders, Heart Rhythm Disturbances, Disorders of the Heart, and Disorders of the Vasculature
• An important opening section “Introduction to Cardiovascular Disorders” provides a systems overview, beginning with the basic biology of the cardiovascular system, followed by epidemiology of cardiovascular systems, and approach to the patient
• Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
• High-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current and preparing for the boards
• Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance
Get clear, accurate, and up-to-the-minute coverage of the physiology of the cardiovascular system.Master the material easily with objectives at the start of each chapter; self-study questions, summaries, and key words and concepts. Grasp the latest concepts in vascular, molecular, and cellular biology as they apply to cardiovascular function, thanks to molecular commentaries in each chapter.Apply information to clinical situations with the aid of clinical commentaries and highlighted clinical vignettes throughout.
Nuclear Cardiology: A Concise Textbook and Board Review, Third Edition provides concise, expert guidance on indications for nuclear cardiology procedures, specification of tests, and interpretation of results. Completely updated with the latest techniques and procedures, this well-illustrated guide is essential to clinicians who require a practical understanding of this specialty as well as trainees, including cardiology fellows and radiology residents. Readers will learn when to refer, which test to prescribe, and how to interpret the results. Nuclear Cardiology is a must-have review for anyone seeking certification or recertification in nuclear cardiology.
• NEW SECTION of case-based scenarios with multiple-choice questions
• NEW online video component
• Full-color insert of radiographic images
• Cutting-edge coverage of new and emerging techniques in nuclear medicine
• Emphasis on indications for tests helps readers decide which nuclear test is the best choice for a particular problem
• Review questions at the end of each chapter assure understanding of the material and prepare readers for certification testing
For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on.
Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. The following decades saw the mysteries of the heart exposed, thanks to pioneering surgeons, brave patients and even sacrificial dogs.
In eleven landmark operations, Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph, reckless bravery, swaggering arrogance, jealousy and rivalry, and incredible ingenuity: the trail-blazing ‘blue baby’ procedure that transformed wheezing infants into pink, healthy children; the first human heart transplant, which made headline news around the globe. And yet the heart still feels sacred: just before the operation to fit one of the first artificial hearts, the patient’s wife asked the surgeon if he would still be able to love her.
The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon’s shoulder, showing us the heart’s inner workings and failings. It describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives.
Based on the authors’ experience teaching echocardiographyin busy clinical settings, this new pocketbook provides reliableguidance on everyday clinical cardiac ultrasound and theinterpretation of echocardiographic images. It has been designed tohelp readers develop a stepwise approach to the interpretation of astandard transthoracic echocardiographic study and teach how tomethodically gather and assemble the most important informationfrom each of the standard echocardiographic views in order togenerate a complete final report of the study performed.
• A summary of TTE examination protocol and acomprehensive listing of useful formulas and normal values
• Atrial and ventricular dimensions, LV and RVsystolic function, LV diastolic patterns
• Echocardiographic findings in the most commonlyencountered cardiac diseases and disorders, including variouscardiomyopathies, cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis,valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, infectiveendocarditis, and congenital heart disease
• Companion website with video clips and over 70self-assessment questions
Packed with essential information and designed for quick look-up,this pocketbook will be of great assistance for anyone who works inbusy clinical settings and who needs a ready and reliable guide tointerpreting echocardiographic information to help deliver optimalpatient care.