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Increase your knowledge and improve your image interpretation skills using the proven and popular Case Review approach! Drs. Wael E. Saad, Minhaj S. Khaja, and Suresh Vedantham have updated this new edition to include nearly 200 clinically relevant cases with associated images, multiple-choice questions, answers, and rationales - all organized by level of difficulty and designed to reinforce your understanding of the essential principles needed to interpret a wide range of vascular and interventional images. Study effectively with content that addresses contemporary medical practice emphasizing physics, clinical evaluation, and treatment following The Joint Commission and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. View cases that reflect contemporary practice, thanks to new, multi-modality imaging, including color images and 3D reconstructions. Stay up to date with recent innovations in vascular and interventional radiology with a more diverse case selection, updated procedural techniques and inventory, and new and updated references from reputable sources. Get fresh perspectives from nearly 200 updated or new cases reflecting the most recent changes in vascular and interventional radiology, including portal hypertension, aortic disease, interventional oncology, peripheral arterial disease, and complex venous disease.
The reader's rapid assimilation of medical concepts is the key to the continuing success of this best-selling book. A caption explains the concept illustrated on each page, and a few simple sentences reinforce the concept with interactive (programmed) learning, which links to the following page. Dr. Dubin's light and entertaining style, known world-wide, makes learning enjoyable. Practice twelve-lead tracings at the end establish self-confidence, and summarised reference sheets with examples (designed to be copied) provide an excellent review. This work is most recently updated in February 2006.
In recent years, the growth in endovascular procedures has meant that vascular trainees may not gain sufficient experience to be competent in open vascular reconstructions following completion of their training. At the same time many senior surgeons have somewhat limited experience of endovascular techniques. This book will assist junior and senior surgeons and trainees in performing all types of vascular reconstructions. A key feature of the book is its clear illustrations, accompanied by pertinent case examples from vascular registries, so that readers can perform these operations with clear understanding of anatomical exposure and dissection, simplifying the conduct of the procedure.
Postgraduate Vascular Surgery is your concise pocket guide to the FRCS and MRCS exams. Covering the full range of surgical interventions, including diagnosis, management, clinical investigation and treatment, all chapters have been written by specialists in their field. The chapters are structured with key bullet points for easy reference, as well as tables, figures and charts to aid understanding. Relevant references are included for further exploration of a particular topic. Tips and tricks on passing the exam are included. This book is aimed at candidates for the FRCS and intercollegiate MRCS exams, surgical trainees and those following a sub-speciality of vascular surgery.
Benefit from this concise yet comprehensive manual, designed to improve the practice and process of STEMI interventions * Understand the varied pharmacological options available in managing STEMI patients, including newer anti-coagulants * Improve your STEMI procedure technique through expert guidance, including stent choice, and other techniques such as trans radial procedures * Provides an overview of STEMI networks internationally and how to set up a STEMI program * Reviews future perspectives for STEMI and the role of telemedicine for STEMI procedures
Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad--bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism--when he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price--two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was--and continues to be--practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner's provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner's claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease--with its origins in the blood vessels--is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body's most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves--and one another.
This book focuses on the coronary bioresorbable scaffold, a new interventional treatment for coronary artery disease, differentiated from a permanent metallic stent. The book provides an overview of the technology including non-clinical studies and clinical evidences in order to help clinicians understand the appropriate application of the technology and the optimal techniques of implantation. It covers the basics of bioresorbable scaffolds; bench test results; preclinical studies; clinical evidences; and tips and tricks of implantation.
Although it is widely recognized that environmental factors such as smoking, diet, exercise, and socioeconomic status affect the risk of cardiovascular disease, recent work showing the effects of other environmental factors provides a more complete assessment of the situation. This view has emerged from three developments. Firstly, there has been a sudden explosion in the prevalence of diabetes and obesity which indicates a strong environmental component. Secondly, there is an accumulation of evidence suggesting that most cases of these diseases could be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices. Finally, studies have shown that exposure to environmental pollutants has a significant effect on heart disease risk. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive account of the effects of pollutants on heart disease and to integrate this area of research within the overall theme of environmental cardiology. The introductory chapter outlines the effects of different aspects of the environment on heart disease and provides a context for the discussion that follows. Subsequent chapters give an overview of the effects of particulate matter and discuss the epidemiological studies supporting the link. The book then goes on to cover the effects of pollution on different aspects of cardiovascular disease (hypertension, stroke, heart failure, ischemic heart disease and atherogenesis). Because of a close association between diabetes and heart disease, a discussion of the effects of particulate matter on diabetes is also included. Later chapters discuss the effects of individual pollutants such as vehicular emissions, metals and aldehydes. A review on manufactured nanoparticles is incorporated because these particles represent an important new threat to cardiovascular health. The understanding that emerges from this monograph suggests that we must be more alert to the effects of the environment and develop strategies that target, not only the diseased individual, but also the unhealthy, disease-causing environment. It is essential reading for cardiologists, epidemiologists, urban planners and pollution control specialists.
This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process in the management of LAA occlusion procedures by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. Clinical Cases in LAA Occlusion is well illustrated but concise, enabling the reader to obtain relevant information regarding both standard and unusual cases in a rapid, easy to digest format. Each case includes a narrative description and patient management tips.
100 Challenges in Cardiology comprises one hundred well-illustrated clinical scenarios covering a wide spectrum of cardiology cases hypertension, stable and unstable angina, non-ST elevation and ST-elevation myocardial infarction, coronary intervention, percutaneous aortic and mitral valve treatment, ASD closure, complications of MI, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyopathies, HOCM ablation, haemodynamic assessment in catheterisation laboratory, aortic dissection, infective endocarditis and its complications. Cardiac pacing, arrhythmia diagnosis and management, electrophysiology, CT and MRI scans, and transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography images are also included for interpretation. This book will serve as an ideal study aid for medical students and junior doctors who are preparing for their clinical examinations in medicine as it presents the relevant investigations corresponding to each case in an interesting and easy-to-read Q&A format concerning diagnosis and management. This text will also be particularly useful for clinical fellows and specialist senior house officers and registrars who are training in cardiology and its subspecialties. By solving the problems posed by these challenging cases, the reader will gain additional knowledge as well as extra practice in diagnosis and treatment strategies in this exciting specialty of cardiology. Readership: Medical students and junior doctors who are preparing for clinical examinations; clinical fellows, specialist senior house officers and registrars who are training in cardiology; general physicians; general practitioners; ancillary and technical staff in cardiology.
This book covers in detail all aspects of functional mitral and tricuspid regurgitation, from its pathophysiology and natural history, to its assessment, medical and surgical treatment, and long term results. Functional Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation encompasses information and knowledge from a diverse background including cardiology, cardiac surgery and basic science. This is necessary for a full understanding of the subject in order to optimally manage patients with this condition.
Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition 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 interest Practical 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 Website www.wiley.com/go/cardiology
This book gives you a new angle on the word `cholesterol'. It explains how the heart functions and what really causes heart disease. You will learn how to treat it, prevent it and, importantly, how to resolve it... naturally. This brilliant book arms professionals and laymen alike with a personal understanding of their health and how cholesterol has been hijacked as the bad guy in the face of massive research to the contrary. Together, Dr Dzugan and Jill. D. Davey offer a definitive guide on how to regain control of our health. It opens up a whole new world of truth and logic that will empower everyone to start taking control of their own health and rethink the current destructive paradigm that often exists on the other side of the waiting room. Despite the abundance of statins on the marketplace, cardiovascular disease is still the number-one killer in the Western world. Find out how restorative medicine can solve the issue of high cholesterol - no statins involved! You will learn the myriad of side effects statin drugs cause and, importantly, why they occur because of these drugs. It presents a reason why doctors should think `ten times' before prescribing these drugs and why patients should think `twenty times' before taking them. This book is a must if cholesterol is of concern to you, a loved one, a friend, or if your physician has recommended statins. Get a second opinion and find out how to resolve high cholesterol naturally with bioidentical hormone restorative therapy and enhance your well-being 360 degrees.
This book explains how hypertension affects 20-50% of the adult population in developed countries. Heart failure is the result of the hypertension's effects on the heart and it represents a growing public health problem. In this context the international scientific community is continuously struggling to develop better strategies in screening, diagnosing and treating hypertension and its deleterious effects. Thus, this field is continuously changing, with new important information being added constantly. This volume will offer both insights into the intimate mechanisms of transition from hypertension to heart failure and clinical practice advice on the prevention and treatment of heart failure in hypertensive population. The mechanisms which explain the progression from hypertension to heart failure will be also covered exhaustively by offering two chapters referring to the diagnosis of heart failure in hypertensive population and one regarding echocardiography which is the most frequently used imaging method in clinical practice. The reader will be also provided with information on cardiovascular magnetic resonance which has the unique advantage of differentiating hypertensive heart failure from other pathologies associated with increased myocardial thickness. This book is a useful tool for clinicians but also to the research community interested in heart failure and consequences of hypertension on heart who want to be up-to-date with the new developments in the field.
Part of the prestigious Novartis Foundation series, this volume uniquely addresses the use of innate immunity to treat or prevent infectious diseases of the lung.
"Innate Immunity to Pulmonary Infection: "Provides a comprehensive overview of pulmonary infectious diseases, including basic pathology, current and potential therapies, and detailed consideration of the innate biological resistance mechanisms in the lungThoroughly examines the major topic of innate immunity in immunology, which is now seen as key to the pathogenesis of and vaccination strategies for infectious diseasesDescribes the genetic and environmental factors which determine the outcome of infection, such as latency of Tuberculosis, blood stream invasion from local infection, and local target tissue damageCovers the roles of cells such as neutrophils, macrophages and dendritic cells and of molecular components such as Toll-like receptorsDiscusses the clinical applications of the new knowledge regarding innate immunity and how this can be used in both treatment and prevention (vaccination) strategiesIncludes contributions from an international and interdisciplinary group of experts
"Innate Immunity to Pulmonary Infection" is an essential resource for researchers in both industry and academia. It is of interest for all those interested in the disciplines of immunology, virology, biology, biotechnology and genetics.
The formation of blood vessels is an essential aspect of embryogenesis in vertebrates. It is a central feature of numerous post-embryonic processes, including tissue and organ growth and regeneration. It is also part of the pathology of tumour formation and certain inflammatory conditions.
In recent years, comprehension of the molecular genetics of blood vessel formation has progressed enormously and studies in vertebrate model systems, especially the mouse and the zebrafish, have identified a common set of molecules and processes that are conserved throughout vertebrate embryogenesis while, in addition, highlighting aspects that may differ between different animal groups.
The discovery in the past decade of the crucial role of new blood vessel formation for the development of cancers has generated great interest in angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones), with its major implications for potential cancer-control strategies. In addition, there are numerous situations where therapeutic treatments either require or would be assisted by vasculogenesis (the "de novo" formation of blood vessels). In particular, post-stroke therapies could include treatments that stimulate neovascularization of the affected tissues.
The development of such treatments, however, requires thoroughly understanding the developmental properties of endothelial cells and the basic biology of blood vessel formation.
While there are many books on angiogenesis, this unique book focuses on exactly this basic biology and explores blood vessel formation in connection with tissue development in a range of animal models. It includes detailed discussions of relevant cell biology, genetics and embryogenesis of blood vessel formation and presents insights into the cross-talk between developing blood vessels and other tissues.
With contributions from vascular biologists, cell biologists and developmental biologists, a comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary volume is the outcome.
This book reflects how the concern regarding the effects of radiation exposure in patients and health personnel involved in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) has inspired new developments in cardiac electrophysiology procedures without the use of fluoroscopy. This innovative method has become a subspecialty within electrophysioloy with several EP laboratories around the world adopting an exclusive non-fluoroscopy approach. It features guidance on how to use three dimensional (3D) navigation systems, ablation energy sources and zero-fluorospic implantation of cardiac electronic devices. The potential complications and associated preventative methods with utilising RFCA are also described. Cardiac Electrophysiology Without Fluoroscopy offers a thorough description of the technique correlated to the performance of EP procedure without the use of radiation, and provides a valuable resource for those seeking a practically applicable guide on how to perform cardiac EP without fluoroscopy, including practising and trainee electrophysiologists, cardiac imagers, general cardiologists and emergency medicine physicians.
With a focus on the multidisciplinary cardiovascular team, this cardiac care resource provides a wealth of evidence-based information and guidance for advanced practice nurses in the clinical setting. It encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutics management options common in both inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. The book is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice nursing students and clinicians including family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners in fellowship programs.The resource describes the cardiovascular team, comprehensive cardiovascular history and clinical examination, clinical findings, laboratory evaluations, diagnostic testing, electrophysiology, and therapeutic interventions including cardiac pharmacotherapeutics and lifestyle practices. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges of presenting symptoms and the complexity of the evaluation through advances in technology and diagnostic procedures. It also addresses specific considerations in hypertension, dyslipidemia, valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, the cardiovascular pre-operative evaluation, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, and acute cardiovascular conditions. Plentiful tables support the content and enhance the clinical utility of the book.Key Features:Details current practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular careApplies evidenced based research findings to clinical practiceDescribes common screening methods, diagnostic evaluations and cardiac proceduresProvide a wide range of therapeutic options and interventionsIdentifies resources for cardiovascular clinical practiceSupports development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making
Get quick access to essential ECG information with the Pocket Guide for ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition. Reflecting the American Heart Association's 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines, this full-color guide contains key points and selected ECG rhythm strips to help you correctly identify ECG rhythms whether you're in the classroom or in the field. Each rhythm covered in the guide includes a brief description, a summary of heart rhythm characteristics, and a sample ECG rhythm strip. And with its numerous illustrations, call-out boxes, full-color layout, and easy-to-read, conversational style, this portable reference makes essential information not only easy to find, but also easy to understand. Easy-to-read, conversational tone makes understanding the information quick and easy. Brief description of each dysrhythmia is accompanied by a summary of heart rhythm characteristics and a sample ECG rhythm strip. Numerous tables, boxes, and full-color illustrations highlight and summarize key information. ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker. NEW! Expanded coverage of ambulatory monitoring provides more in-depth guidance in this critical area. NEW! AHA compliance ensures information reflects the American Heart Association's 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines. NEW! Updated content mirrors the updates in the core text, ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition.
This new, third edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine is a ground-breaking initiative from the European Society of Cardiology that transforms reference publishing in cardiovascular medicine to better serve the changing needs of the global cardiology community. Providing the background information behind clinical practice and the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines, this publication is an invaluable resource for cardiologists across the world. Overseen by Professors A. John Camm, Thomas F. Luscher, Gerald Maurer, and Patrick W. Serruys, supported by an editorial board of subject experts, and with more than 1000 of the world's leading specialists - from researchers to clinicians - contributing, this dynamic encyclopaedic resource covers more than 63 disciplines within cardiology. Split into six parts: Introduction to the cardiovascular system; Investigations; Heart diseases; Vascular disease; Specific populations - gender and race; and Other aspects of Cardiology, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine gives readers a trustworthy insight into all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. To respond nimbly to the rapid evolution of the field, the textbook is also published online in an innovative digital version, titled ESC CardioMed. This digital resource is continually updated by the author teams. With expert editors and authors, and stringent peer-review, it combines the discoverability of digital with the higest standards of academic publishing. Highly illustrated, with embedded multi-media features, along with cross-referenced links to the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines, related content, and primary research in the European Heart Journal, ESC CardioMed provides users with a dynamic, forward-thinking resource, at the heart of cardiology. As a continually evolving knowledge base, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, together with the online counterpart ESC CardioMed, equips all cardiologists - from trainees and consultants, to device specialists and allied healthcare professionals - with a powerful, multi-faceted resource covering all aspects of cardiovsacular medicine.
Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography is a highly illustrated, full color, comprehensive clinical text reviewing all aspects of TEE. The text has been written particularly for those who are seeking accreditation in TEE. Section 1 includes chapters on first principles including cardiovascular anatomy, safety issues, indications and contraindications for use, US technology and physics and the details of image acquisition and interpretation in a variety of routine pathologies. Section 2 chapters discuss the use of TEE in a variety of more demanding clinical conditions including valve disease, complex ischaemic heart disease, the use of TEE in critical care and emergency settings, new echocardiography technologies, and TEE reporting. An outstanding free companion website (www.cambridge.org/feneck) contains numerous TEE video clips showing both normal and pathological states. Written by leading TEE experts from EACTA and EAE, this is an invaluable practical resource for all clinicians involved in the care of cardiac patients. A companion website of videos, giving a dynamic understanding of moving structures such as the heart, is also available at www.cambridge.org/features/fox/
This brief guide to visual diagnosis helps the novice develop --
and the veteran refresh -- crucial skills that can spare the
patient unnecessary testing and bring the physician one step closer
to an accurate diagnosis.
Dr Saksena draws on his years of experience in teaching and
training to show you the physical signs of cardiovascular disease
that can be spotted by visual examination. For each sign, a color
photograph is paired with explanatory text that:
The book provides corroboration of physical signs and other
diagnostic information whenever possible and offers extensive
references for further study.
After an opening chapter on general observations, the author
describes signs that can be found in the face, ear, mouth and nose,
neck, hand, upper extremity, thorax and back, abdomen, and lower
extremity. An appendix covers rarer syndromes associated with
Whether you are just developing your diagnostic skills or want to be better able to identify signs of cardiovascular disease, you can count on this atlas for dependable advice.
This highly illustrated textbook has been prepared by the Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Development is the authority on cardiovascular development from a perspective of both basic scientists and clinicians. The embryonic origin of congenital heart diseases and their pathology has been analysed in depth. Modern concepts pivotal to the understanding of cardiovascular morphogenesis, including those still subject to controversy, have been highlighted and the content covers the ESC Core Curriculum. The textbook will appeal to researchers and clinicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines including molecular and developmental biologists working on mechanisms of heart development in a range of model organisms as well as pathologists, morphologists, geneticists, and cardiologists.
ECG: ESSENTIALS OF ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY is designed to help you understand the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform an ECG. Its concise yet comprehensive coverage includes instruction on the anatomy of the heart, electrophysiology of the heart, and ECG basics. To prepare you for completing ECGs in the field, this student-friendly text presents a combination of introductory cardiovascular anatomy, relationships of other body systems to heart health, need-to-know legal and ethical considerations, patient assessment techniques, instructions on how to complete and document ECGs, and basic interpretation of the ECG tracing. "Call-outs" point out material you should memorize, while "Quick Checks" help you test your comprehension as your progress through the text. In addition, thorough coverage of objectives you must master to qualify to sit for the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) EKG Technician Certification exam are included throughout.
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