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In these pages, you will find updated information on risk assessment in cardiovascular disease, diagnostic testing, coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular heart disease, myocardial and pericardial disease, peripheral artery disease, and other clinical challenges, including 120 all-new peer-reviewed, psychometrically validated, multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for self-assessment and study. MKSAP (R) 18 is specifically intended for physicians who provide personal, non-surgical care to adults, including general internists and primary care physicians, subspecialists who need to remain up-to-date in internal medicine, residents preparing for the Certification Exam in internal medicine, physicians preparing for the Maintenance of the Certification Exam in internal medicine, and medical educators. The learning objectives of MKSAP (R) 18 are: - Close gaps between actual care in your practice and preferred standards of care, based on best evidence. - Diagnose disease states that are less common and sometimes overlooked or confusing. - Improve management of comorbid conditions that can complicate patient care. - Determine when to refer patients for surgery or care by subspecialists. - Pass the ABIM Certification Examination and the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination.
This special book is conceived to highlight mitochondrial structural and functional integrity and how they are associated with several human diseases such as cardiovascular, cancer, renal, neurological disorder, and genetic disorders. The chapters contributed by leading mitochondrial researchers in the handbook will take us through the novel pharmacological strategies via mitochondria to understand their physiological and pathological role as well as present them as therapeutic targets.
Now in its second edition, this practical guide offers clear-headed guidance to the successful application of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. This book concentrates on clinically-relevant information that providers can put to immediate use caring for patients. * Takes a clear-headed practical approach to ablation of atrial fibrillation long on actionable, clinically-relevant guidance, succinct and to-the-point on the theory behind the procedure * Edited by three leading, internationally-known electrophysiologists with extensive experience in ablation for atrial fibrillation * Written by international team of experts reflecting global best practices from centers with considerable experience in the use of catheter ablation * Format designed to serve the needs of electrophysiologists regardless of experience, electrophysiology fellows, electrophysiology nurses and lab technical staff * Covers hot topics such as new noninvasive imaging techniques, the treatment of challenging left atrial flutters, options for persistent atrial fibrillation and when a redo ablation is needed; and novel application of ablation targeting the autonomic nervous system
Cardiovascular disease refers to the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, it is usually used to refer to those related to atherosclerosis. Chronic heart failure (CHF) has emerged as a major worldwide epidemic. This book gathers the latest research in cardiovascular disease with a focus on such topics as genetic risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms; blood pressure monitoring in biological time structures seasonal variations in ordinary living with perioperative case and salt restriction/weight reduction; genetics and perinatal milieus affecting saline preference in hypertensive rats; the influence of apolipoproteins in cardiovascular diseases; and novel effects of macrolide on MMP-related cardiovascular remodeling.
This book shows how the various paradigms of computational intelligence, employed either singly or in combination, can produce an effective structure for obtaining often vital information from ECG signals. The text is self-contained, addressing concepts, methodology, algorithms, and case studies and applications, providing the reader with the necessary background augmented with step-by-step explanation of the more advanced concepts. It is structured in three parts: Part I covers the fundamental ideas of computational intelligence together with the relevant principles of data acquisition, morphology and use in diagnosis; Part II deals with techniques and models of computational intelligence that are suitable for signal processing; and, Part III details ECG system-diagnostic interpretation and knowledge acquisition architectures. Illustrative material includes: brief numerical experiments; and, detailed schemes, exercises and more advanced problems.
The second edition of Stroke Medicine incorporates considerable advances in the treatment of stroke that have occurred since the first edition published. This provides an up-to-date and easily accessible source of information on all aspects of stroke care, from acute care through to rehabilitation and secondary prevention. The new edition includes some additional updates on cardiac investigation of stroke, due to novel methods for detecting atrial fibrillation, and new trial data has been added to the chapter on Treatment of Stroke. The book includes numerous illustrations and tables presenting information in an easy-to-follow way and is designed to be used by the practising physician as a practical handbook of stroke care.
Get the vital basics of cardiovascular care, with the expert direction and clear-cut images of the freshly updated Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! (TM), 3rd Edition. Let this colorful, down-to-earth text guide you smoothly through essential skills, concepts, and equipment how-to's, including physical assessments, diagnostic tests, cardiac monitoring, and handling emergencies and complications. Get ready for success in both the classroom and with patient care; the clear explanations, Incredibly Visual (TM) humor, and numerous illustrations make this the enjoyable way to learn positive, effective cardiac care. Master the fundamental concepts, skills, and processes of cardiac care ... NEW and updated guidance on the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms, with step-by-step direction on handling emergency situations NEW end-of-chapter selected readings that support evidence-based learning Hundreds of colorful images that bring complex cardiovascular care concepts to life -drawings, charts, photos, and diagrams explaining and reinforcing key cardiovascular concepts in easy-to-follow ways Ideal reference and review for nursing students, new nurses, and other healthcare practitioners -detailed visuals and clear, concise explanations to help you master cardiovascular anatomy, and physiology and effective treatments and interventions Perfect for visual learners -numerous images that demonstrate skills and interventions in easy-to-follow ways, including: Essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology Physical assessment techniques Diagnostic tests Common disorders ECG interpretation, including rhythm strip analysis, the 8-step method, and arrhythmias Cardiac monitoring methods, including handling monitor problems Hemodynamic monitoring Handling complications Treatments and interventions Emergency procedures Excellent teaching aid-visual, step-by-step instruction applied to real-life patient care scenarios, backed by expert clinical tips Perfect supplement to medical-surgical texts on cardiovascular care, clarifying complex concepts Chapter features: Just the facts -quick summary of chapter content Vision Quest -End-of-Chapter games that help you match words, concepts, and photos to reinforce key learning points "Nurse Joy and Jake" -Practical advice and expert insights offered throughout Memory jogger -simple techniques for remembering vital information
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The almost exclusive cause of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), including unstable angina, AMI with or without ST-segment elevation, and sudden cardiac death is atherothrombosis. This book discusses risk factors, emergency management and long-term health outcomes of myocardial infarctions. Some of the topics discussed include MI and cardiogenic shock; risk of MI in the pathophysiology and treatment of prostatic diseases; albuminuria; essential roles of monocytes/macrophages in ACI; and management of unstable angina/non-ST segment MI.
This is an edited collection covering a wide range of topics in the field of tachyarrhythmias. Among them is the general approach to the patient with supraventricular tachycardia. The management of patients with atrial fibrillation has also been extensively covered. The important topic of differential diagnosis of wide QRS tachycardia has been touched upon as well with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review. Special emphasis has been put on the assessment of the risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with ischaemic and non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy. The chapters covering these topics provide a useful update to the novel risk factors that might help to better assess the sudden cardiac death risk. A substantial part of the book is devoted to catheter ablation of arrhythmias as a non-pharmacological treatment option. The approach to catheter ablation of narrow QRS tachycardias and typical atrial flutter has been reviewed in detail. Another detailed review summarises the methods for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation starting from the very introduction of this technique and ending with the current state-of-the-art technology used to successfully ablate atrial fibrillation. The approach to catheter ablation of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in structurally normal hearts and in the presence of structural heart disease has been described in a series of two chapters. Last but not least, the book reviews the role of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) in the prevention of sudden cardiac death. It focuses on the current indications for implantation and also describes some basic principles in device programming. With the wide area of topics that are covered by the different chapters, this book is interesting to fellows, clinical cardiologists and electrophysiologists and all physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
Congenital Heart Diseases are of the utmost importance in modern cardiology. This is a book that deals with essential matters which are developed by experienced researchers in their respective fields. An updated approach to these issues was largely sought after. The authors share their own papers and experience with the enthusiastic professionals reading their work all throughout the chapters in an easy-to-read format. Modern medical practice demands continuous research on specific topics. Thereafter, this book is devoted to the development of the coronary arteries facing the fact that coronary artery disease is the most common cause of mortality in the developed world. The role of the estrogen receptor and transforming growth factors in coronary intimal hyperplasia and thorough descriptions of new diagnostic techniques in congenital heart diseases are also displayed (severe congenital heart defects are generally diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth while less severe defects often are not diagnosed until children are older). Accordingly, complex malformations of the heart, fetal arrhythmias and pulmonary hypertension are also included. In as much as other specific subjects are relevant as well, topics like an etiological overview of intrauterine ductus arteriosus constriction, restrictive cardiomyopathy in children or hybrid procedures for congenital heart disease, namely palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, closure of muscular ventricular septal defect and stenting of branch pulmonary arteries are developed as well. Last but not least, the long-term outcomes of congenital heart diseases, including medical, interventional and emergency treatments, are examined.
This book is a practical guide to the diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of cardiac disorders. Beginning with an overview of symptoms and signs of cardiopulmonary diseases, the following chapters cover treatment options for different disorders. New strategies for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes are discussed in depth. The final section explains a new method for obtaining better quality recordings from ECGs. Authored by an Ontario-based specialist in cardiology, this comprehensive manual is illustrated with clinical images and figures. Key points Practical guide to diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of cardiopulmonary disorders Provides overview of signs and symptoms Presents new strategies for treatment of Type 2 diabetes Authored by Ontario-based specialist in cardiology
Percutaneous coronary intervention is the most commonly performed invasive cardiac procedure and represents a technical advance in the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Since the introduction of coronary balloon angioplasty in 1977 by Andreas Gruntzig, there has been a rapid advancement in the technique, equipment, and pharmacotherapy of treating coronary atherosclerotic disease. Prevention of coronary restenosis after successful coronary intervention continues to present therapeutic challenges. Understanding of the complex mechanism of coronary restenosis has led to improving technologies to improve clinical outcomes. This book provides the practicing cardiologists an extensive review of coronary restenosis starting by describing the overall background and pathophysiology of restenosis in Part I. In Part II, the diagnosis of restenosis using different physiological and imaging techniques will reviewed. In Part III, pharm logical and interventional treatment for native and saphenous vein graft restenosis will be reviewed. In Part IV, Future strategies of treating restenosis will be reviewed. With these chapters discussing the current understanding on the mechanism of restenosis, clinical outcomes, different modalities of diagnosing restenosis, treatment of restenosis, and future therapies of treating restenosis, I believe this book will provide the reader with a thorough understanding of coronary restenosis, leading to better clinical decision making and patient management.
Geared to any health care professional practicing in or rotating into a CCU, this quick referenceadopts a similar format to the author's highly regarded Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide . Packed with full-page diagnosis treatment algorithms and management pathways, Herzog's CCU Bookensures you acquire in-depth knowledge and understand the subtleties in treating the different kinds of patients you encounter in a CCU setting. Features: Richly illustrated algorithms and pathways for making accurate diagnosis, treatment, care management, and patient education decisions. Organized to help you quickly access pathophysiology, epidemiology, testing, and therapy information for angina, acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias, organ failure, and other cardiac conditions. Perfect for physicians, residents, cardiac care and critical care nurses, physician assistants, and other CCU practitioners. Identifies what you need to tell the patient and family members about the patient's stay and condition. Edited by the Director of the CCU at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and author of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide. Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time -providing a seamless reading experience online or offline. Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks. Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design. The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click.
This is the first book to focus entirely on the role of pathology in cardiac transplantation, linked to the clinical perspective through clinical-pathological correlation, multidisciplinary team working, and collaborative research. It provides a scientific framework with up-to-date pathological protocols and classification schemes and guides the reader through the chronological phases of the transplant process in a step-by-step approach. Topics include end-stage heart failure with pathologies encountered in the native heart, current issues surrounding donor selection, the multiple faces of rejection pathology correlated with clinical management and immunology, other post-transplant complications, details of pediatric and combined heart/other organ transplantation, and a useful practical appendix. Many high-quality images and illustrative cases are presented, along with learning points and ample references. Transplantation medicine today is continuously changing as collaborative research into novel diagnostic techniques and immunosuppressive therapies translates into improved recipient management and survival. This book is aimed at practicing transplant pathologists and specialist trainees. It will also appeal to general pathologists and to physicians and surgeons involved in cardiac transplantation who need to understand the role of pathology in the clinical management of transplant recipients.
The Must-Have Guide for Navigating the ICU. The House Officer's Guide to ICU Care is an eminently practical handbook for junior house officers, medical students, PAs, and nurses that offers nuts-and-bolts guidelines for optimal management of medical and surgical patients in the ICU setting. Using clear, straightforward language, the authors methodically guide clinicians through the decision-making process, first by outlining the pathophysiology of abnormalities seen in the ICU and then by explaining the principles underlying today's therapeutic measures and describing how these agents and devices are used to ensure safe patient recovery. While the text focuses on the postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patient, the principles and therapies covered are broadly relevant to all medical and general surgery ICU patients. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies, procedures, and practices, and covers everything the house officer needs to know to deliver safe, effective, front-line care - especially during those times when senior staff are not there to rely on. Updated references, self-assessment tools, and an Emergency Response Sheet of essential paradigms, drugs, and doses will ensure confident decision-making when it counts the most. For the house officer, this book gives you everything you need to know, and not a word more. Especially useful for: house officers and medical students embarking on ICU responsibilities,intensive care nurses and nurses in training physicians' assistants,and respiratory therapists.
Comprehensive Review in Vascular and Endovascular Medicine provides a primer for clinicians from various disciplines who care for patients with vascular disease. Written by a multidisciplinary panel of nationally and internationally recognized experts, this book incorporates the latest information on medical, endovascular, and surgical therapies. Features include: an evidence-based approach that emphasizes landmark trials and guidelines; key points that summarize critical knowledge; video clips that highlight significant diagnostic findings and interventional approaches; case studies or board questions to help the reader integrate material. The text has been endorsed by the Society for Vascular Medicine and Vascular Interventional Advances.
Concise, compact, fully-illustrated and easy to read, Arrhythmia Essentials, 2nd Edition provides detailed, practical information on recognizing and treating heart rhythm disturbances for clinicians with any level of expertise. The author team, led by renowned authority in cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Brian Olshansky, guides you skillfully through the different types of arrhythmias and how they present on ECGs. You'll find specific examples of each arrhythmia, numerous algorithms to facilitate an approach to arrhythmia diagnosis and management, updates on medical therapy, and indications for implantable rhythm management devices and ablation - all in a convenient, softcover volume that's perfect for on-the-go reference. conditions, clinical symptoms/presentations, and management. Includes numerous therapy/guideline tables and treatment algorithms. Offers new coverage of managing arrhythmias during pregnancy and expanded information on athletes and arrhythmias. Incorporates recommendations based on recent published guidelines. New! Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
* First book dedicated to this disease, previously thought to be incurable, but with the advent of new drugs, now amenable to management and a much improved prognosis for patients * From the PAH Association, the leading experts in field * Incorporates the latest AACP management guidelines * Includes evidence-based treatment algorithms based on the recently updated ACCP Guidelines for Medical Treatment * Aimed at specialists in pulmonology and cardiovascular disease, this volume provides the clinician with the most up to date information on the effective management of PAH
* Diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis of COPD * GOLD severity staging and therapy * Commonly used drug formulations * Pulmonary function tests and interpretation * Concise tables of lung volumes and capacity
This book discusses the different aspects of mitral regurgitation as well as diagnostic and imaging studies to evaluate the patients at risk. Treatment options for patients with mitral regurgitation are discussed including some of the new non-surgical treatments. Various medical devices and technologies have evolved recently making the traditional surgery not the only option in these patients. This book will be helpful to surgeons, cardiologists, as well as other clinicians and students interested in the diagnosis and treatment of mitral regurgitation.
Keep abreast of the rapidly changing scientific foundations and clinical advances in cardiovascular medicine with Braunwald's Heart Disease: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Latest Updates. This eBook includes coverage of: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials: Summaries of the most important late-breaking clinical trials presented at the major cardiology meetings, along with many of the original meeting presentation slides Hot Off the Press: Expert commentary provided by Dr. Eugene Braunwald on the most clinically relevant articles in the field Focused Reviews: In-depth articles that examine the latest topics in cardiology Includes summaries of 29 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials with relevant original presentation slides; 79 "Hot Off the Press" articles; and 14 Focused Reviews. Features coverage of today's hot topics in cardiology, including: Late-Breaking Clinical Trial: ACC 2015: TOTAL: Randomized trial of manual aspiration thrombectomy + PCI vs. PCI alone in STEMI Hot Off the Press: Evolution of LVEF after AMI: Implications for ICD eligibility Focused Review: Advances in the treatment of coronary chronic total occlusion An organization by major subspecialty areas expedites reference and review. All references are linked to PubMed.
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