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Edited by world-renowned cardiologist Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, and collaboratively written by five expert physicians and allied health professionals, Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology and Pacing Through Case Studies guides the reader in developing and refining the key skill of analyzing tracings - one of the most essential proficiencies in electrophysiology. With 60 cases comprising more than 140 tracings, figures, and tables and accompanied by multiple-choice questions, this scholarly yet eminently practical text delineates the core concepts and brings the reader directly into each case, offering EP physicians and fellows, device representatives and engineers, and other allied health professionals a fundamental understanding of the most important concepts on which the practice of EP is based. Appropriate for professionals with different levels of proficiency, Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology and Pacing includes a wide array of basic to advanced tracings that range from surface ECGs to pacemaker and ICD recordings to complex intracardiac tracings that will prove vital in strengthening and sharpening practical skills. Relevant references included with each case allow the reader to delve even deeper into the principles presented and will be invaluable in helping to prepare for the IBHRE, ABIM, and other EP certification exams.
This new title in the American Heart Association Clinical Series offers an up-to-date overview of the causes and damage related to dyssynchronopathy - a new pathophysiological entity related to spontaneous or pacing-induced mechanical abnormalities which causes heart failure. It presents the most recent diagnostic non-invasive tools and provides simple, practice-oriented therapeutic proposals for heart failure patients.
This Atlas is illustrated with rich pictures of cardiac surgical specimens. It not only contains normal heart specimens but also dissects those specimens, taking pictures from various angles to create a three-dimensional representation. It also includes reviews of the specimens' pathological reviews. Chapter 1 through 10 introduce the normal anatomy of the cardiac chambers and surgical approaches to the heart, while chapter 11 through 28 describe 18 kinds of congenital heart defects. There are a total of over 1,000 images and illustrations in this book, which will be of great interest not only to the surgeons, but also to the cardiologists, anaesthesiologists and surgical pathologists.
This reference resource represents the consensus opinion a team of international specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE), many of whom have been co-authors of American or European guidelines on the topic. It is therefore a useful tool for many practitioners: cardiologists and cardiac imagers, cardiac surgeons, echocardiographers, specialists of internal medicine, neurologists, and infectiologists. Infective endocarditis (IE) is defined as an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart, which may include one or more heart valves, the mural endocardium, or a septal defect. Its intracardiac effects include severe valvular insufficiency, which may lead to intractable congestive heart failure and myocardial abscesses. If left untreated, IE is generally fatal. IE is a changing disease with new diagnostic techniques, new therapeutic strategies, more frequent elderly people and patients with prosthetic valves of intravenous drug users.
Effectively diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease by consulting the concise, portable and fully updated edition of Park's The Pediatric Cardiology Handbook. Designed as a companion to Dr. Park's larger text, Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners, this pocket-sized resource features useful diagrams and clear descriptions of disorders, presenting healthcare professionals in practice or in training with a reliable point-of-care reference or general review. "...this book would be useful to practising pediatric cardiologists or trainees who needs ready access to detailed information, including the normal values." Reviewed by Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine , Apr 2015 Facilitate the decision-making process with a user-friendly organization; consistent, easy-to-read coverage; and pocket-sized portability. Better understand core concepts with help from numerous illustrative diagrams. Familiarize yourself with the latest developments in the field through extensive updates on congenital heart defects, infective endocarditis, cardiomyopathies, cardiac arrhythmias, long QT syndrome, blood pressure and systemic hypertension. Stay abreast of new recommendations in lipid screening for children, as well as the normative blood pressure standards for auscillometric and oscillometric methods obtained in the San Antonio Children's Blood Pressure Study. Access an expanded section covering two-dimensional echocardiography, and consult detailed normative values of echocardiography in the Appendix. Study the newest approaches in the area of cardiac surgery, such as hybrid procedures. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
Manual of Cardiology is a comprehensive guide to cardiology for trainee cardiologists and practising clinicians. Covering the complete field, the book begins with cardiovascular pharmacology, diagnostic techniques and electrophysiology. The following sections examine the management of numerous cardiac disorders including coronary heart diseases, valvular heart diseases, vascular diseases, heart failure, myocardial and pericardial diseases, pulmonary vascular disease and adult congenital heart disease, and secondary heart disorders. The final sections discuss associated issues in clinical cardiology, preventative strategies for cardiovascular diseases, and evolving concepts. Modified guidelines for the management of common disorders such as angina, arrhythmias, and heart failure, have been included. Edited by internationally recognised expert Prof Kanu Chatterjee from the University of Iowa and the University of California, this invaluable manual includes more than 520 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables. Key points Comprehensive guide to complete field of cardiology for trainees Includes modified guidelines for management of common cardiac disorders Edited by internationally recognised Prof Kanu Chatterjee Features more than 520 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables
The aim of the book is to serve as a practical guide for junior doctors, primary care physicians and cardiology trainees. This book is a quick reference in everyday clinical practice and also as reminder of the necessary clinical steps for diagnosis, referral and management. Cardiovascular conditions have been described that clinicians are likely to encounter on a regular basis in their practice. Chapters have been written by trainees under the supervision of a senior author with expertise in that particular area, thus addressing most everyday practical diagnostic and management issues and the potential questions that a non-specialist or junior doctor may have. The handbook is practical in nature and its chapters incorporate practical subheadings such as "Must do's" and "Red flags", placing the emphasis on therapeutics and pharmacological treatment. The inclusion of flowcharts, diagrams and images are a feature allowing easy understanding of key learning objectives.
Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014 Since the publication of the first edition of this volume, 3D echocardiography has become a more frequent tool in diagnostic technology and patient care, while technology advancements have vastly improved this powerful imaging modality. Supplemented by video clips and illustrated with high-quality color images, 3D Echocardiography, Second Edition presents the work of experts in the field who disclose the latest findings and demonstrate the clinical value and advantages of modern 3D echocardiography over the traditional 2D imaging. The book begins by describing the principles of 3D echocardiography and then proceeds to discuss its application to the imaging of: The left and right ventricle The left atrium Mitral stenosis and percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty Mitral regurgitation Aortic stenosis and regurgitation Tricuspid valve morphology Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Congenital heart disease The book also examines stress echocardiography and the use of 3D echocardiography in percutaneous valve procedures, cardiac resynchronization therapy, cardiac motion and deformation, and tissue tracking.
The Understanding DVT chart presents an overall view of the symptoms and causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This includes a visual depiction of the venous system of blood vessels along with diagrams showing venous valve action. Heavy cover stock with protective varnish for durability.
Designed to be of benefit to both cardiologists and radiologists, CT and MR in Cardiology covers all aspects of this fast-growing subspecialty, providing a current, comprehensive resource for physicians at the point of care. Cardiologists will find authoritative guidance on the performance and interpretation of CT angiography and MR to complement echocardiography and angiography, and radiologists will find practical, highly illustrated information on specific cardiac CT and MR diagnostic procedures. Offers detailed, cross-sectional CT and MR normal anatomy of the coronary arteries and the heart and arterial and venous vascular systems Features more than 200 generously illustrated imaging diagnoses focused on practical review of their pertinent MR and CT imaging findings Covers key topics such as imaging of coronary heart disease and its complications, diagnosis and evaluation of ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies, imaging and evaluation of pericardial disorders, cardiac oncology, diagnosis of patients with acute chest pain, and the use of imaging in congenital heart disease Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices
This atlas of postmortem angiography provides a summary of techniques that have been developed and used in order to visualize the human vascular system. The indications, advantages, limitations, and pitfalls of the different techniques are explained in detail through the use of examples from real cases and a wealth of informative images, as well as knowledge from the latest scientific works. Helpful recommendations are made concerning interpretation of the obtained radiological images, which will allow readers to start their own work in the field of post-mortem angiography or to ease and improve their practice. The atlas has been edited and written by members of an international working group created in 2012, "Technical Working Group Post-mortem Angiography Methods" (TWGPAM), who for the first time summarize their experiences concerning this new approach. Since findings explaining the reasons for both natural and traumatic death are often hidden within the vascular system, post-mortem angiography is of the highest importance in elucidating cause of death and may represent the key to minimally invasive autopsy.
'Handbook of Cardiac CT' is a primer for the practical performance and interpretation of cardiovascular computed tomography. This manual serves as a companion to the textbook: 'Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease' and provides essential concise and practical text summary of each topic, with additional tables, algorithms, protocols and key images for orientation to and familiarization with important disease processes. This manual targets a reading audience who are in the training phase of performance and interpretation of cardiovascular CT and is designed as an easily accessible pocket reference.
Coronary artery bypass surgery has been developed since 1960s to overcome proximal coronary artery disease. Worldwide, the number of patients that are undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery is steadily increasing. Depending on diverse risk factors, one fifth of grafts are occluded at 1 year. For the remaining, graft patency last usually 8-15 years. This book brings together the main specialists in the field to review the current evidence on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic, new imaging techniques and specific therapeutic modalities. This volume aims to update a complex subject represented by coronary graft failure. The authors of this monograph are interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and research scientists, who will be creating four parts and 71 chapters that are divided in order to give a uniform interpretation of this condition including all aspects of coronary graft failure This book not only provides the most up-to-dated scientific evidence in the field but in a two-step manner. Each chapter is divided into a at a glance part that reflects the basic evidence on the topic, and a "full picture" part that brings all what the advanced reader should be brought with.
2004 AJN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER! An American Journal of Nursing 2004 Book of the Year! Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation uses hundreds of four-color graphics to communicate the complex topics related to arrhythmia recognition. The text focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of complex arrhythmias and on their clinical recognition. Each rhythm strip provides a descriptive table outlining the various abnormalities in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence. In addition, there are analytical narratives outlining what providers should consider when approaching the strip. The tables and analytical narratives are intended to formulate functional interpretative skills to consider when approaching a complex arrhythmia in a clinical situation.
‘Jauhar weaves his own personal and family story into his history of the heart…very effectively… This gives a certain dramatic tension to the book, as it tells the fascinating and rather wonderful history of cardiology.’ –Henry Marsh, New Statesman
A Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
The heart lies at the centre of life. For cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar it is an obsession.
In this fascinating history he interweaves gripping scenes from the operating theatre with the moving tale of his family’s history of heart problems – from the death of his grandfather to the ominous signs of how he himself might die.
Jauhar looks at the pioneers who risked patients’ lives and their own careers, and confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that how we live is more important than any device or drug we may invent. Heart is the all-encompassing story of the engine of life.
A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization 2-volume set is for any individual who sees patients with implantable devices, or who will be taking an examination related to device management. SPECIALLY-PRICED 2-VOLUME SET! Many caregivers working in the field of medicine find that one of the best ways to learn is by working through clinical cases, and for many individuals it's even more helpful to work through the examples as "unknowns." This is especially true in the arena of implantable cardiac devices. In an effort to provide this experience, experts from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, have produced two volumes of case studies that encompass variations of normal and abnormal function of pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT devices. The texts have been written collaboratively by five clinicians with differing backgrounds in an effort to present the cases in such a way that they are applicable to a variety of caregivers. Cases for this book were selected based on clinical relevance and their usefulness for illustrating general principles, practical tips, or interesting findings in device practice, with the goal of advancing general concepts in device management. The first volume includes introductory and intermediate cases. The second volume includes additional intermediate cases as well as advanced/multipart cases. This specially-priced 2-volume set combines the following, which are available separately: A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization: Questions for Examination Review and Clinical Practice [Volume 1], and A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization: Advanced Questions for Examination Review and Clinical Practice [Volume 2]. Includes eBook access.
The fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family of ligands and the corresponding family of FGF receptor tyrosine kinases comprise one of the most versatile and diverse growth factor signaling families in vertebrates, found virtually in every tissue and cell type where they regulate metabolic and physiologic function, maintain tissue homeostasis, and mediate injury response, tissue repair, and regeneration. As a result, FGFs play critical roles in a wide variety of normal biological and abnormalities in FGF signaling can lead to a variety of disease states from developmental malformations, to atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension and cancer among many others. A thorough understanding of this system is necessary for critical insights into both normal and disease biology and is essential to development of rationale therapeutic strategies aimed at treatment of FGF-dependent diseases states.Recent years have seen advances in our understanding of FGFs role in endothelial and, more general, vascular biology, the subject of this book. In particular, FGFs have been implicated in the maintenance of vascular homeostasis and control of blood vessel permeability while aberrant FGF signaling has been shown to be central to the development of pulmonary hypertension, and endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition, a process implicated in the development of atherosclerosis. Finally, FGFs ability to stimulate blood vessel growth has been explored in therapeutic angiogenesis approaches.With this in mind, the present monograph is structured to provide comprehensive information to a reader interested in FGFs in general and vascular biology in particular. To this end, we explore everything from the structure and signaling of FGFs and their receptors (Chapters 1, 2 and 3) to their role in the regulation of vascular homeostasis (Chapter 4) and cardiovascular diseases (Chapters 5 and 6). We then address new developments in FGF therapeutics (chapter 7) and explore FGF biology in the epithelium (Chapter 8) thereby providing a complete analysis of this growth factor family biology in two closely related but distinctly different environments - endothelium and epithelium. Finally, we examine FGF biology in eye disease and in cancer.It is our hope that this comprehensive treatment of FGF vascular biology and its application will provide the reader with the accurate and timely summary of this rapidly moving field.
Introducing Cardiovascular Intervention, a comprehensive companion volume to Braunwald's Heart Disease. This medical reference book contains focused chapters on how to utilize cutting-edge interventional technologies, with an emphasis on the latest protocols and standards of care. Cardiovascular Intervention also includes an eBook updated with late-breaking clinical trials, "Hot off the Press" commentary, and Focused Reviews that are relevant to interventional cardiology. View immersive videos from an online library of procedural clips located on Expert Consult, and stay up to date in the field with interventional topics regularly added online. Remain abreast of the newest interventional techniques, including next-generation stents, invasive lesion assessment, and methods to tackle complex anatomy. Provide optimal patient care with help from easy-to-access information on the latest diagnostic and treatment advances, discussions on percutaneous approaches to structural heart disease, and new developments in treating heart valve disease. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is a safe and presently a routine method for the treatment of arrhythmias. This practical atlas presents illustrative cases aiming to inform practitioners and aid in the management of their patients. This essential text is written by an international array of experts in this field and organized by the Reunion of European countries for the Treatment of Arrythmias in Cardiology (RETAC).
Leading researchers are specially invited to provide a complete understanding of a key topic within the multidisciplinary fields of physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology. In a form immediately useful to scientists, this periodical aims to filter, highlight and review the latest developments in these rapidly advancing fields.
This book presents key concepts in the structure and function of vascular smooth muscle cells in health and disease. Supplemental reading may be drawn from the extensive references listed at the end of each chapter. Vascular smooth muscle cell is the major cell type in blood vessels. Dysfunction of vascular smooth muscle cells is an important cause of vascular diseases, for example, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and circulatory shock. Vascular smooth muscle cells are phenotypically plastic, capable of switching between two major phenotypes - contractile/differentiated phenotype and invasive/proliferative phenotype in response to environmental clues. Chapter 1 introduces the major areas of research presented in this monograph. Chapters 2 to 4 address the structure and function of the contractile/differentiated phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cell. Chapters 5 and 6 address the developmental basis of vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype and structure and function of podosomes (invasive organelles) in the invasive/proliferative phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cell. Chapters 7 to 9 address the role of vascular smooth muscle cell dysfunction in vascular diseases - atherosclerosis, hypertension, and circulatory shock.
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 book describes the different aspects of aortic valve and root diseases including comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options, disease risk stratification, selection of candidates for valve repair or percutaneous intervention, and most recent therapeutic options. The growing prevalence of valvular heart disease represents a major challenge in terms of short- and long-term management and surveillance. Aortic valve diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, are among the most frequent of these, while the number of cases of aortic root disease is also on the rise. Aortic valve disease treatment options include valve surgery, valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, and percutaneous approaches and all are covered in this volume. Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases is a highly illustrated, case oriented reference aimed at cardiology fellows in training, while also helpful to surgeons, cardiologists, imagers, interventionalists, as well as other clinicians and students involved in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic valve and root diseases.
A comprehensive review of the impact of dietary nutraceuticals on platelet function and its relationship to cardiovascular disease Nutraceuticals and Human Blood Platelet Function offers a summary of the most current evidence on the effects of anti-platelet factors isolated mainly from food and natural sources, their structure function relationship, bioavailability, mechanisms of actions, and also information on human trials data. The author--a noted expert in the field-- explores platelet function and their roles in development of CVD, functional foods and bioactive compounds in CVD risk factors. The author highlights platelets, their mechanisms of actions, data from epidemiological studies, structure-function relationship clinical trial data, ex vivo and in vitro data. This important resource will focus primarily on human studies and emphasize functional and physiological implications of the nutritional impact on platelet function and CVD that could be an important approach to highlight the concept of preventive CVD nutrition. An authoritative text, Nutraceuticals and Human Blood Platelet Function: Offers a unique resource that connects nutrition with platelet function and its impact on cardiovascular disease Contains an evidenced-based approach, including data from human and animal clinical studies Reveals the impact of bioactive compounds and their effect on platelets Presents a text that is authored by an expert with vast experience in the field of nutrition and platelet function Written for professionals, academics, researchers, and students associated in the area of nutrition, Nutraceuticals and Human Blood Platelet Function offers a review of the most current research on the effects of platelet function and their roles in development of CVD, functional foods and bioactive compounds in CVD risk factors.
This atlas comprehensively describes the application of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in real-world scenarios using 192 illustrative clinical cases. These imaging techniques are revolutionizing the diagnostic and therapeutic approach for cardiovascular patients and are progressively becoming viable sub-specialties among radiologists and cardiologists. Clinical Atlas of Cardiac and Aortic CT and MRI features clinically relevant case-based examples of how CT and MR imaging techniques can be applied to identify the pathological features of a range of acquired and congenital heart diseases. Using more than 1000 high-quality figures of distinctive CT and MR imaging features of most cardiovascular diseases, both acquired and congenital, it therefore provides a valuable resource for both specialist and non-specialist radiology/cardiology practitioners seeking to develop a deep understanding of how to recognize the features of a variety of heart diseases using CT and MR imaging techniques.
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