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.
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.
The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care--perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients.
This comprehensive guide features:Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients Outline format allowing quick access to information Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues Additional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor Updated references, information on new drug indications and new evidence to support various treatment/management options.
Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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
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When it comes to your heart health, The Simple Heart Cure
could be the most important book you’ll ever read!
Electrophysiological Testing has become the most trusted resource for those learning or mastering EP testing, from students, nurse and technicians to residents, cardiology fellows, primary care physicians and cardiologists. Dr Fogoros's singular approach clarifies the role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias and provides clear, easy-to-understand summaries of complex topics. The result is a book that provides just what you need – not more – to successfully test for abnormal heart rhythms using today’s most common devices and techniques.
What's new?Completely revised to update the data from recent randomized trials on ablation, ICDs and CRT Expanded information on the CARTO system A chapter on dysautomia Plus an all-new section of self-assessment questions to help you master essential concepts and test your recall of key information
500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion
Ramdas G. Pai, MD, Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
Padmini Varadarajan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
Echocardiography is an essential tool for the modern-day cardiologist and routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with suspected or known heart diseases.
This best-selling book now returns in a fully revised new edition, once again providing cardiologists and cardiology/echocardiography trainees with a rapid reference, self-assessment question and answer guide to all aspects of echocardiography.
Packed with full-color images and written by experienced echocardiographers, the book covers:applied ultrasound physics practical hydrodynamics valvular heart disease myocardial diseases congenital heart disease non-invasive hemodynamics surgical echocardiography
Containing 500 case-based questions, including clear explanations and discussions for every question, Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition, is the perfect preparation guide for all those about to take the National Board of Echocardiography’s Board exam, including cardiology and echocardiography trainees and specialist physicians preparing for re-certification. Sonographers planning to take RDCS or RDMS certification examinations should find this book very helpful 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-Assessment Guide
Banypersad, ISBN 978-0-470-65692-1
A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an image bank, an interactive question bank, and an EKG image with explanation test bank.
Clinical Manual and Review of Transesophageal Echocardiography offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the key principles, concepts, and developing practice of TEE. Each chapter provides a summary of the physiology, pathophysiology, tomographic views, and the required two-dimensional, M-Mode, and Doppler echocardiography data for a number of common disease states. Important clinical information is integrated with the principles of cardiovascular physiology.
Condensed Table of Contents:
Basic Transesophageal Echocardiography, Advanced Transesophageal Echocardiography, Clinical Perioperative Echocardiography, TEE in Nonoperative Settings, Special Topics, Appendices.
Provides cardiologists with a thorough and up-to-date review of cardiology, from pathophysiology to practical, evidence-based management Ably synthesizes pathophysiology fundamentals and evidence based approaches to prepare a physician for a subspecialty career in cardiology Clinical chapters cover coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disorders, pericardial disorders, and peripheral arterial disease Practical chapters address ECG, coronary angiography, catheterization techniques, ecnocardiography, hemodynamics, and electrophysiological testing Includes over 650 figures, key notes boxes, references for further study, and coverage of clinical trials Review questions at the end of each chapter help clarify topics and can be used for Board preparation - over 375 questions in all!
Access the fully searchable text at www.expertconsult.com, along with over 100 cases, 1500 corresponding images, and videos.
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.
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".
Over 60 cases with a focus on intracardiac EGMs are presented as board exam cases and questions. Tracings are framed by a question, followed by annotated tracings, and a discussion of the correct and potential answers. Cases present a full range of difficulty from simple to advanced.
This book will provide a valuable review for a wide variety of professionals — physicians, associated professionals, nurses and technicians — preparing for certification and re-certification examinations in electrophysiology.
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 arrhythmias Provides clear summaries of complex topics Features a uniquely user-friendly style that makes information easy to digest and recall Offers clear, step-by-step guidance on performing EP tests and interpreting their results Reviews 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.
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.
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
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
“Love your explanations! It demystifies all things cardiac in a way that helps explain it to patients.” Reader Experience of www.thepad.pm
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
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.
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.
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.
Edited by renowned academics and clinicians in the field, this practical text will encourage nurses to think critically about evidence and management of acute coronary conditions, and provide a guide on how and where to look for up-to-date evidence and guidelines.
KEY FEATURES:A comprehensive and practical guide to the current practice and principles underlying the nursing care of acute cardiac conditions Edited by leading authorities in the field with a wealth of experience in acute cardiac care and resuscitation Has an emphasis on evidence-based practice, encouraging nurses to critically think about their practice Contains learning objectives, key points and activities and further reading guidelines
For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.
Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. He introduces us to Daniel Hale Williams, the African American doctor who performed the world’s first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago. We meet C. Walton Lillehei, who connected a patient’s circulatory system to a healthy donor’s, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. And we encounter Wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemaker—by accident. Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family’s history of heart ailments and the patients he’s treated over many years. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.
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
Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology is the first and only comprehensive, state-of-the-art textbook written for practitioners in multiple specialties involved in the care of the arrhythmia patient.
Encompassing the entire field of interventional therapy for cardiac rhythm management, from basic science to evidence-based medicine to future directions, topics include:Technology and Therapeutic Techniques – EP techniques; imaging and radiologic technology; device and ablation technology; drug therapy.Interventional Electrophysiologic Procedures – Diagnostic and physiologic EP techniques; mapping in percutaneous catheter and surgical EP procedures; catheter and surgical ablation; device implantation and management.Clinical Indications and Evidence-based Outcomes Standards – For medical and surgical EP interventions for arrhythmias.New Directions in Interventional Electrophysiology – Hybrid therapy for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and staged therapy.
This book will be essential reading for clinicians and researchers that form the health care team for arrhythmia patients: cardiologists, adult and pediatric clinical electrophysiologists, interventional electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons practicing arrhythmia surgery, allied health care professionals, pharmacologists, radiologists and anesthesiologists evaluating arrhythmia patients, and basic scientists from the biomedical engineering and experimental physiology disciplines.
Professor Sanjeev Saksena has been involved in this arena for over three decades and has brought his experience to this textbook, assembling editorial leadership from medical and surgical cardiology to provide a global perspective on fundamentals of medical practice, evidence-based therapeutic practices, and emerging research in this field.
This book includes 95 videos.
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features: Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature to help guide the new nurse Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease states Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
This Third Edition takes full account of recent advances in echocardiography. A new chapter on performing and reporting an echo has been added. New text has been added on the role of echo in individuals with cancer and in diseases of the aorta. There are updated and expanded sections on pregnancy, the continuity equation, diastolic function, long-axis function and 3-D echo. There are also updates and more detailed sections on the use of echo in emergency situations, in cardiomyopathies and pericardial diseases, in congenital abnormalities and in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Up-to-date published international guidelines have been referenced throughout.
New online content is available in the form of echo video images with accompanying self-assessment questions which will allow the reader to carry out self-assessment of knowledge and to see examples of the echos described in the text.
This complete guide addresses all of the clinical scenarios encountered by the health care team during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative periods following device implantation. In addition, it outlines the specific attributes of various technologies that are currently utilized by clinicians, giving you a practical view of how the latest devices work. You’ll also find a mini-catalog of the spectrum of current devices, complete with their technical and clinical specifications.
Drawing on the latest published data and the combined global expertise of a renowned author team, Mechanical Circulatory Support puts the field’s most essential perspectives right at your fingertips.
FEATURES:The unmatched mechanical circulatory device sourcebook, covering the physiological, technical, regulatory, and clinical aspects of ventricular assist devices Full-color presentation features a wide range of photographs, radiographs, tables, and clearly labeled clinical and schematic illustrations Essential insights into the physiology of heart failure, which provides a basic foundation of knowledge for understanding the role of mechanical circulatory assistance in the management of heart failure Logical two-part organization consisting of: Clinical Considerations in mechanical circulatory support, including device history/development and indications for device therapy; perioperative management; complications; and special considerations (use in infants/children, pulmonary hypertension during LVAD support, and more)
Device-Specific Considerations, which provides a mini-catalog of manufacturer’s devices—-from short-term devices to long-term continuous flow devices—-and highlights technical and clinical specifications for each product
Guide to appropriate device selection using a simplified framework in an industry that produces an increasing array of short- and long-term therapies Helpful chapter introductions provide essential background information that places each chapter topic in its proper clinical and technical context Conclusions at the end of each chapter offer a concise summary of chapter material Full chapter-ending references provide opportunities for further research