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The High Blood Pressure chart is a detailed overview of causes, effects and risk factors of hypertension. Damage to the eyes, brain, heart and kidneys are described and shown. A discussion of treatment and diet issues completes the chart. Heavy cover stock with protective varnish for durability.
The second edition of this video manual provides clinicians and trainees with the latest advances in the field of echocardiography. Six hours of practical video on two DVD ROMs offer a guide to comprehensive physical examination and techniques for performing an echocardiogram for accurate clinical diagnosis. Topics are presented step by step and the accompanying book features diagrams, boxes and tables that correspond with the video footage. Key points Practical video guide to latest advances and techniques in echocardiography Fully updated second edition features six hours of video on two DVD ROMs Provides guidance on performing a comprehensive physical examination and techniques to obtain an echocardiogram Previous edition (9789352501533) published in 2016
"Acute coronary syndromes: A handbook for clinical practice" is
part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide
medical professionals with the latest information about the
understanding, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases.
Management recommendations in this book are based on the
established European Guidelines, which encompass the best
techniques to use with each cardiac disease you are faced with.
Throughout the series, leading international opinion leaders have
been chosen to edit and contribute to the books.
"Acute coronary syndromes: A handbook for clinical practice" is
a concise, yet comprehensive overview of these frequent coronary
During the last decade, research on acute coronary syndromes has exploded and major advances have been made in the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of these patients. This is mainly due to the enormous incidence of acute coronary syndromes, but also because the prognosis still remains critical even with the benefit of our modern strategies. This segment of cardiovascular medicine is a rapidly evolving field and, with contributions from both North American and European experts, this book ensures that clinicians, interventional cardiologists and surgeons are all fully acquainted with the latest developments in acute coronary syndromes.
Written by a sonographer for sonographers, this text primarily discusses the role of echocardiography in the assessment of heart diseases. The book is mostly designed for students of echocardiography, teachers of echocardiography and cardiac sonographers working in routine clinical practice, but will also be very useful to echocardiologists and cardiac registrars. The goal of the text is to provide a comprehensive review of transthoracic echocardiography in the assessment of various cardiac pathologies. Refresher notes on cardiac anatomy and the relevant cardiac physiology and pathophysiology are included to expand the cardiac sonographer's knowledge in this area and further their understanding of various diseases, disease processes and associated findings. This comprehensive text is supported by over 720 figures including over 1,200 echo images, over 130 pathological photos and many illustrations. It also includes several appendices, numerous tables and technical tips which highlight key concepts. Hard-cover bound with 507 printed pages, this text is ready to be adopted as any sonographer's constant companion while dealing with the many challenges that arise in performing an echocardiographic examination.
This book reviews current knowledge and recent advances in the diagnosis and management of myopericardial diseases, a spectrum of medical diseases and syndromes affecting a significant proportion of patients in clinical practice and presenting either as an isolated process or as a manifestation of a systemic disease. Unlike in other books, both pericardial and myocardial diseases are fully covered. Detailed guidance is provided on diagnosis and the role of integrated cardiovascular imaging, medical therapy, interventional diagnosis and therapy, and surgical diagnosis and therapy. Importantly, up-to-date original information is presented on indications and guidelines/recommendations planned for publication in 2015. This well-illustrated book will be an invaluable aid to diagnosis and management for practitioners in a range of medical specialties, including cardiology, internal medicine, rheumatology, family medicine, cardiac surgery, nephrology, and endocrinology.
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the developed world. By preventing thromboembolic events such as heart attacks and strokes, antiplatelet drugs have become a cornerstone in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Clopidogrel is a member of the thienopyridine family which inhibit ADP-induced platelet activation by irreversibly binding to the P2Y12 receptor. Clopidogrel is one of the most commonly used medications with over 9 million prescriptions written annually. It is utilized in the treatment of a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders including acute coronary syndromes (ACS), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stents, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and structural heart interventions. Most often, clopidogrel is used in combination with low dose aspirin, providing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Newer, more potent P2Y12 inhibitors, prasugrel and ticagrelor, are now available as alternatives to clopidogrel. These newer agents have been shown to be more effective than clopidogrel in reducing ischemic events in patients with ACS. Recently a novel intravenous P2Y12 inhibitor, cangrelor, has become available for use during PCI in patients who have not been pretreated with an oral P2Y12 inhibitor. This book examines virtually all aspects of P2Y12 inhibitors pharmacology, clinical uses, randomized trial results, guideline recommendations, and adverse drug effects. Important fundamental issues are reviewed including comparative pharmacology of P2Y12 inhibitors, randomized trials of clopidogrel in patients with coronary artery disease, DAPT duration after PCI, and role of platelet function testing. The newer P2Y12 inhibitors (prasugrel, ticagrelor, and cangrelor) receive special focus. Use of antiplatelet therapy in specific patient populations is discussed including patients with coronary bypass graft surgery, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and structural heart disease. Management of antiplatelet therapy in patients who require anticoagulation is a particularly challenging clinical setting and is the topic of a featured review. Finally, adverse drug effects and reactions are examined in a section highlighting clopidogrel resistance, clopidogrel hypersensitivity, and bleeding complications. This book is designed to provide a comprehensive review of clopidogrel and the newer P2Y12 inhibitors. Towards that end, the authors have enlisted an internationally renowned group of experts as contributors. It is intended to be a resource for clinicians, scientists, pharmacologists, and all healthcare professionals involved in the management of cardiovascular disease.
This book summarizes our current understanding about the biology and patho-biology of cardiomyocytes and depicts common techniques for the study of these cells. The book is divided into two parts; the first part provides insight into role and function of cardiomyocytes under normal conditions and describes embryogenesis and differentiation, in the second part the role of cardiomyocytes in aging and disease is discussed and cellular responses under stress conditions illustrated. Cardiomyocytes represent the main mass of the heart, and cellular malfunction directly modifies heart function leading to subsequent heart failure. As such, cardiomyocytes are causative involved in the main reasons of heart failure, such as post-infarct remodeling, hypertensive heart disease, idiopathic heart failure, and interactions with other co-morbidities such as diabetes. On the other hand, cardiomyocytes are necessarily target of therapy. Therefore, a precise understanding of cardiomyocytes biology is a pre-requisite for proper disease treatment and evidence based medicine. The book is written for cell biologists, pharmacologists and biomedical researchers specialized in cardiac and vascular biology.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure which is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Early bystander's CPR has been recognized as one of the most effective interventions in improving outcome and as an essential link of the survival's chain. In this book the authors present current research in the study of CPR, including predictors of survival from out- of-hospital cardiac arrest; aspirin resistance in cardiovascular disease; out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children and results of experience from a cardiopulmonary resuscitation program in Spain.
This book is intended for medical students unfamiliar with electrocardiograms (ECG); anyone just getting started with ECG can use this book to start from scratch. After familiarizing themselves with this simple and practical method for interpreting ECG, readers will discover how to quickly and easily read ECG strips without overlooking potentially abnormal conditions. Based on the authors' substantial experience, which is compared with other ECG interpretation methods and combined with traditional guidelines, the book equips readers with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to rapidly and accurately read and interpret ECG.
A companion book to Adult Congenital Heart Disease that will concentrate on the practical management of children with heart conditions. This is aimed at general paediatricians and physicians who are responsible for ongoing management, rather than specialists concerned with acute or rare presentations. The book will be illustrated with relevant radiology scans, demonstrating which investigations are appropriate, and will provide the relevant information for the generalist on patient management for different lesions. A section on emergency management is also included. Authorship is international, with contributions from both sides of the Atlantic and from Japan.
There is no accurate record of the number of electrograms recorded annually across the world, but it remains one of the most commonly used non-invasive investigations in the diagnostic armamentarium of the physician, despite or perhaps because of advances made in other techniques. There is evidence to suggest that the numbers of electrograms ordered has risen exponentially in the 1970-1990s and continues to rise today as cardiologists recognize the value of such a direct physiological measure of heart health.
Over the past century, there have been many good publications on the subject of electrocardiology. However, the first edition of this book represented a major contribution to the field. From the outset, the Editors aim was to collate as much as possible of the diverse aspects of the topic into one publication which could become a major reference resource for many years. The field of electrocardiology is not standing still and therefore in the 14 years since this first edition was published, much has occurred and this new edition is extremely timely.
This new edition of this key reference work summarizes the current knowledge of all aspects of theoretical and practical electrocardiology with particular emphasis on the interpretation of the electrocardiogram. The initial volume concentrates on the more theoretical aspects of the topic, as these form the foundations on which further advance is likely to be made. The second and third volumes of the book deal with the more clinical aspects of recording and interpreting the electrocardiogram, with the third volume concentrating on some of the specialized though no less important aspects of electrocardiology and electrocardiography.
At last, answers, advice and support for the millions who have been diagnosed or are living with heart conditions "The Healthy Heart Book" provides the blueprint for protecting your heart and living a healthy lifestyle. Inside, you'll find out
- what coronary heart disease is and how it can be treated,
- emotional and physical considerations after a heart event,
- how the risk of coronary heart disease can be assessed,
- the most effective exercise for prevention and recovery,
- the latest research on and advice for adopting a heart-healthy diet,
- how to manage stress and anxiety, and
- how to access sources of support.
Renowned experts Morag Thow, Keri Graham and Choi Lee have created a comprehensive yet practical guide that you'll turn to again and again.
Complete with forms and tables to track your progress, recipes for delicious and heart-healthy meals and practical advice for exercise and activity, "The Healthy Heart Book" provides all the tools you need to take charge of your recovery and live a long and full life.
* 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
For centuries the analysis of the heart rhythm has belonged to the foundations of medical art. We know that doctors in ancient Tibet used the interpretation of the heart rate to draw prognostic conclusions-somehow a modern rationale-that deserves further attention. The rapid advancement of science is providing more and more information about the details, but the subatomic resolution of structures hides the risk and the complex procedures are fragmented into static impressions. The same has happened to the ECG. The revolutionary development, acknowledged by the Nobel Prize for Einthoven, ledfromtheanalysisofthedynamicheartratetothestaticanalysisofthe heartstream curve. It is only with the ECG Holter recording over longer periods that the cardiologists rediscovered the old dynamic. With the continuous recording of the heart rate and its periodicity, it became accessible to a new dimension, a dim- sion that requires technically well-de?ned foundations for accurate data coll- tion, detailed knowledge of the electrocardiologic particularities of arrhythmia, and medical knowledge for the translation of the results into a diagnostic synthesis. With the ECG Holter the issue is no longer just to detect an arrhythmia, but also to determine dynamic circumstance in which the critical event occurred. In fact, we investigate the trigger, the event, and the context, and we have to integrate all of that information within the clinical picture, from the pathology right through to the symptom-indeed a multi-dimensional task.
Saves Time and Effort"Find everything you need on the most advanced treatments for aortic and structural heart disease in one easy-to-reference book - Procedure videos included"
Percutaneous valve repair and replacement is one of the hottest topics in interventional cardiology. Substantial research has underscored the efficacy of emergent minimally-invasive procedures, and as a result percutaneous techniques are rapidly displacing surgical options as the treatment of choice for patients with aortic and structural heart disease.
Until now, you have been forced to gather information about the latest advances in endovascular and hybrid therapies in piecemeal fashion, via journal articles or by attending seminars on individual techniques.
Now, for the first time, you can get everything you need to add new techniques to your repertoire or achieve true mastery of procedures you have already begun to practice in one convenient book.
Master Leading-Edge Therapies"Practical, Step-by-Step Guide to the Latest Endovascular and Hybrid Techniques"
Edited by two of the most experienced practitioners in the field, Endovascular and Hybrid Therapies for Structural Heart and Aortic Disease covers everything interventionalists, radiologists, cardiac sugeons, and vascular surgeons need to know to master leading-edge therapies, including: Equipment selection and preparationExpert tips and tricks on individual therapiesUse of advanced imaging modalities like CT and real-time MRIOptimal management of complications and proper patient follow-upA review of the pertinent anatomy, information on patient evaluationComplex procedures and possible complicationsEssential hot topics: Hybrid Endovascular Aortic Arch Surgery, Technique of Thoracic Endografting for Thoracic Aneurysm using the Approved Gore TAG Device, Endovascular Robotics for Complex Aortic Intervention, and Transcatheter Closure of Mitral and Aortic Paravalvular Leaks, and more
Plus, each chapter is fully illustrated in color, and a companion website includes video clips of procedures covered in the text. Order your copy today
Percutaneous cardiac and endovascular procedures performed by a variety of interventional physicians continue to evolve and expand. One of the most important steps in performing these procedures is vascular access and their Achilles heel is vascular access site complications. This volume is here to help the clinician, providing a practical overview of the techniques and technologies used in top catheterization laboratories to access the arterial and venous beds. Dr. Mazen Abu-Fadel and his contributors, part of the renowned cardiovascular team at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, carefully walk the reader through the various techniques used to obtain vascular access into most arterial and venous sites. They thoroughly describe current data, techniques, advantages, risks, and benefits of each vascular access site. Covering everything from anatomic landmarks to closures devices, Arterial and Venous Access in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab offers a complete overview of each procedure. In addition, it provides an up-to-date guide to the best medical technologies and equipment used when performing these procedures. Arterial and Venous Access in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab is an invaluable resource for a wide range of clinical personnel, from attending physicians and trainees to nursing staff and vascular technicians. Written by experienced leaders in the field, it demonstrates how to perform complex, risky procedures while providing patients with expert care.
This book analyzes the internal and external causes of acquired and familiar venous thrombosis and proposes the origins and onset of venous thrombus diseases and their triggering factors. It discusses venous and arterial thrombus in two parts, each starting from the genomics and the findings of immunocytological research conducted in a variety of clinical groups and on different experimental models and revealing the mechanisms behind the development of thrombotic diseases and the pathogenesis processes. Further, the book describes the clinical manifestation and the nature of the diseases. The book offers valuable insights important in the prevention and treatment of thrombotic disease.
Written by leading experts in the field, "Cardiovascular Diseases and Health in the Older Patient "covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. Based on and expanded from the cardiovascular section in "Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine," Fifth Edition, this book provides authoritative, practical information on one of the major diseases of old age. An excellent reference for clinical and pre-clinical levels, it's a must-have resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, as well as cardiac specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses.
Divided roughly into two sections, this book provides a brief history of the development of ECG along with heart rate variability (HRV) algorithms and the engineering innovations over the last decade in this area. It reviews clinical research, presents an overview of the clinical field, and the importance of heart rate variability in diagnosis. The book then discusses the use of particular ECG and HRV algorithms in the context of clinical applications.
This book presents advanced molecular imaging techniques used to assess metabolic function. Covering state-of-the art modalities, it discusses the evaluation of a wide range of diseases that have a metabolic component, including cancer, inflammatory conditions, diabetes, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disorders. Imaging provides a quantitative perspective to the assessment of metabolic function and complements genetic analysis of disorders related to disrupted metabolism. Organized into four parts, the book highlights basic principles in molecular imaging techniques; metabolic imaging approaches, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), and hybrid modalities; metabolic diseases; and future perspectives. Featuring contributions from leading authorities in radiology, oncology, cardiology, and neurology, Imaging and Metabolism is a pioneering exploration of the role of imaging modalities in assessing the physiological status of abnormal cells and diagnosing disease.
The pace of therapeutic advances in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is rapid, and new clinically-relevant information appears with such frequency that it can be extremely challenging for clinicians to keep up.
Still, knowledge and interpretation of major clinical trials is crucial for the range of clinicians who manage cardiovascular patients, especially since important trial evidence often needs to be implemented soon after it is published.
Confidently apply gold standard treatment for 10 of the most critical areas of cardiology Written by an international team of experts, "Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: Putting the Evidence into Practice" Provides a succinct overview of recent major clinical trials - the gold standard for all medical treatment - across all the major cardiovascular subspecialties, to ensure you're up-to-date on the most critical findingsGuides cardiology trainees and clinicians on how cardiovascular clinical trials are designed and conducted, including statistical methodology, so you can conduct and/or appraise future trials yourselfAddresses methodology as well as clinical effectivenessOffers evidence-based assessments on the most effective treatments and authoritative clinical information on management of the conditions so you can confidently apply what you learn
Physicians, surgeons, specialist nurses - any clinician seeking an accessible resource for designing and conducting cardiovascular trials and then translating their results into practice will appreciate this book's clear guidance and succinct and practical approach.
Here's a user-friendly, readable introduction to the study of electrocardiography. It guides you in capturing and interpreting ECGs, with an eye towards clinical correlation for easy application to your practice. New in this edition are increased content on pediatric ECGs, implantable cardiodefibrillators, and pacemakers. Comprehensively and expertly describes how to capture and interpret all normal and abnormal ECG findings in adults and children. Features the expertise of internationally recognized authorities on electrocardiography, for advanced assistance in mastering the subtle but critical nuances of this complex diagnostic modality. Features new chapters on pediatric electrocardiography that explore rhythm problems associated with pediatric obesity, heart failure, and athletic activity. Presents a new chapter on recording and interpreting heart rhythms in patients with pacemakers. Includes new material on interpreting ECG findings associated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Provides fully updated coverage on the increased importance of ECGs in stress testing.
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