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Although the incidence of coronary heart disease is falling, its major complication, heart failure, is increasing in frequency. All health care practitioners will encounter patients with heart failure, presenting either acutely or in need of chronic heart failure management. However with recent advances in medical therapy, the prognosis of the condition has improved dramatically so that whereas once heart failure was a pre-terminal diagnosis, now for many it is treatable. Taking the reader from an understanding of the basic mechanisms of heart failure through to an appreciation of the complexities of heart failure management and the remarkable improvements possible with good treatment, this definitive textbook is written by internationally renowned leaders in their field and comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure. In full colour throughout, containing over 300 illustrations, and supported by detailed referencing from the huge evidence base that has developed over the last two decades, Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure also includes extensive chapters on common co-morbidities, and will be essential reading for consultant cardiologists and those in training, general physicians and those caring of the elderly, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists, and specialist nurses. The printed edition is complemented by 6 months free access to an online version (also available for separate purchase on subscription basis), allowing users to search the text, and download the figures for use in PowerPoint presentations.
This volume is an excellent guide that comprehensively illustrates hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, especially preeclampsia, in both the basic and clinical aspects. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder and a leading cause of maternal and neonatal mortality. The pathophysiology of pregnancy-specific disorders was long unknown, but recently many new findings have been reported from the point of view of pathophysiology. Furthermore, this complication of pregnancy, especially preeclampsia, is a potent risk factor for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, and hypertension. The book is composed of seven parts including genetic background, pathology, pathophysiology, and the latest prediction and treatment of preeclampsia. Specific basic topics such as immunological maladaptation, placental adenosine signaling, and new prediction markers are also expounded by experts. Thus it benefits not only obstetricians, pediatricians, nephrologists, diabetologists, and cardiologists, but also immunologists, endocrinologists, geneticists, pathologists, biologists, and molecular biologists who are interested in the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy.
Cardiovascular MR imaging has become a robust, clinically useful mod- ity, and the rapid pace of innovation and important information it conveys have attracted many students whose goal is to become adept practitioners. In turn, many excellent textbooks have been written to aid this process. These books are necessary and useful in helping the student learn the underlying pulse sequences used in CMR, as well as the imaging findings in a variety of disorders. However, one of the difficulties inherent in learning CMR from a book is that the printed format is not the ideal medium to d- play the dynamic imaging that comprises a typical CMR case. For instance, it may be difficult to perceive focal areas of wall motion abnormality on serial static pictures, but these abnormalities are often easily seen on cine loops. One might say that trying to learn CMR solely from a standard textbook with illustrations is like trying to learn to drive by looking at snapshots obtained through the windshield of a moving car. The learner needs to see the cardiac motion and decide if it is normal or abnormal; he or she needs to be in the driver's seat. An additional limitation of the ava- able textbooks on CMR is that while they often have superb illustrations of abnormal findings, these images have been preselected.
This book provides medical care givers with detailed information on those aspects of adolescence that are of significance in the setting of congenital heart disease (CHD), from anatomic and physiologic changes to behavioral issues. In addition, it explains how care should be organized in order to ensure that the needs of adolescents with CHD are fully met. Both theoretical and practical aspects of the switch from a pediatric to an adult health perspective in CHD patients are outlined in detail, drawing attention to the importance of a structured transition plan and other best practices. As the survival of children with complex CHD improves further, the number of adolescents with CHD will continue to grow. Awareness of the challenges that these patients face is essential if they are to be appropriately prepared to assume adult roles and functioning. Readers will find Congenital Heart Disease and Adolescence to be an excellent source of relevant knowledge and guidance. It has been written for a broad audience, bearing in mind that care in adolescents is an interdisciplinary task involving close collaboration among physicians, specialists, nurses, patients, and relatives.
The Digital Echo Atlas: A Multimedia Reference is a first-of-its-kind imaging resource made up of extensive and innovative digital content accompanied by a print book that provides a brief overview of topics and cases, with icons that quickly guide you to the digital material. The text, written by Dr. Stephen D. Clements of Emory University, provides expert clinical guidance and offers real-world cases throughout, ensuring that this unique resource package is a go-to learning and reference tool useful for cardiology fellows, practitioners, cardiac sonographers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. It can also be used as a mobile teaching tool on rounds or in the classroom. The digital content available through the eBook bundled with the text, contains expanded chapters and includes: * Hundreds of topics with accompanying echo clips, images, and figures * Multi-modality imaging of many conditions; MRI, EKG, and CT scans covering the entire heart structure and the full range of cardiovascular abnormalities, where relevant * The opportunity to easily view more than 1000 echo clips as they would appear in the lab, including those you may not encounter regularly * Case presentations that offer a better understanding of particular conditions and how they should be approached In the companion book, you'll find highly illustrated, full-color coverage which is enhanced by the digital material available through the eBook bundle. The print volume is both a quick clinical reference and a useful guide to the wealth of digital content, as well as a source of practical information such as transducer maneuvers, ASE guidelines, Abbreviations, fundamentals of producing an echocardiogram, and case presentations. Enhance Your eBook Reading Experience: Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The first comprehensive, yet concise, clinical guide to the full spectrum of anemias Anemias and Other Red Cell Disorders is the first resource to provide a practical diagnostic/treatment framework for identifying and successfully managing acute, congenital, and chronic anemias, and other red blood cell disorders. With its broad scope, easy-to-navigate format, and ready-to-apply diagnostic and treatment strategies, this is the most accessible - and essential - guide to anemias and related diseases ever published. Features A complete top-to-bottom review of anemias, written with the non-specialist in mind Logical chapter organization based on the clinical features that prompt the initial encounter between doctor and patient Discussions of anemias related to physiological conditions such as anemia in age and pregnancy, or due to endocrine and metabolic conditions--categories that are commonly encountered in clinical practice but rarely addressed in traditional hematology texts A unified patient management strategy in each consistently formatted chapter Key Diagnostic Features and Key Management Issues tables within each chapter Practical insights that help you review pathologic material to determine the presence and severity of the disease Coverage of treatment modalities at the forefront of clinical practice, including chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, and stem and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
This manual is developed for use within health care provider level CPR training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.. Based on the 2015 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), Health Care Provider CPR, Fifth Edition is ideal for use within courses designed to certify health care providers in CPR and AED. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes: Coverage of the 2015 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to perform CPR and use an AED during an emergency. Emergency Care Wrap-Up Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take.
This comprehensive book provides not only the stages in the development of this unique and specialized field but also updates on the current state of research and development of apolipoprotein mimetics as therapeutic modalities for various lipid-mediated disorders. The book consists of 11 chapters all written by leading scientists from well-reputed laboratories in the USA. After an introduction by Dr. Godfrey Getz, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and the Associate Editor of the Journal Lipid Research, the book presents a narration of how a theory can lead to the discovery of treatment modalities to several devastating diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis; asthma; atherosclerosis, chronic rejection of transplanted hearts and cancer. Present therapies for most of these diseases are not adequate. Using the models of two long anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory proteins (apolipoprotein A-I and apolipoprotein E with 243 and 299 amino acids, respectively) short mimetic peptides of 18 to 28 amino acid residues in length, which can be produced either synthetically or genetically in edible fruits and vegetables, have been shown to exert profound biological effects in a large number of animal models of diseases. The book also presents novel ideas, highly unexpected mechanisms of action in animal models and even in initial clinical studies in humans, which can lead to additional improvements in basic and clinical research in biological science. All the chapters are written by experts in their respective fields who have contributed immensely to the literature. This is the first compendium of this growing field presented in the form of a book.
Dr Kusumoto s unique new book takes a step-wise, patient-centered approach to guide readers through the thought process required during an electrophysiology study and the development of new findings. * Follows a case based step-wise approach focused on the EP lab that allows readers to follow along with the thought process behind how experienced electrophysiologists first diagnose, then prepare, treat and manage patients with common rhythmic abnormalities, including atrial fibrillation * Written by award-winning Mayo Clinic Physician-educator Dr. Fred Kusumoto * Ideal for fellows, new EPs, nursing and technical staff in the EP lab * Includes clinical questions to help readers test their understanding of the steps and concepts covered in the book and prepare for certification exams
Life threatening cardiovascular conditions constitute up to fifty per cent of emergency admissions to hospital. Immediate and appropriate management is crucial. This authoritative text provides up to date guidance for cardiologists and general physicians faced with patients in a critical condition.
Based on Oxford cardiologists' wide clinical experience, the individual chapters address the practical issues of managing patients during the acute phase, combining both evidence-based and practical approaches.
The text is enhanced with schematic illustrations and real examples, boxed summaries, and tables, making the book easy to use on the wards as well as being a reference for more detailed study.
Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine offers researchers over 200 articles covering every aspect of cardiovascular research and medicine, including fully annotated figures, abundant color illustrations and links to supplementary datasets and references. With contributions from top experts in the field, this book is the most reputable and easily searchable resource of cardiovascular-focused basic and translational content for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences. The panel of authors chosen from an international board of leading scholars renders the text trustworthy, contemporary and representative of the global scientific expertise in these domains. The book's thematic structuring of sections and in-depth breakdown of topics encourages user-friendly, easily searchable chapters. Cross-references to related articles and links to further reading and references will further guide readers to a full understanding of the topics under discussion. Readers will find an unparalleled, one-stop resource exploring all major aspects of cardiovascular research and medicine.
Cardiovascular Disease, Third Edition is a useful chart featuring artwork from Anatomical Chart Company that presents normal heart anatomy and various cardiovascular diseases. All illustrations are labeled, and diseases are textually explained. Normal heart anatomy featured: Posterior and anterior views Coronary arteries Conduction system Electrocardiogram (ECG) and the cardiac cycle Cardiovascular diseases illustrated and explained: Coronary heart disease Angina Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) Myocardial infarction (heart attack) Aortic Aneurysm Cerebrovascular accident (stroke) Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) Heart failure Kawasaki disease Medical illustrations by Lik Kwong, MFA, in consultation with Leonard S. Lilly, MD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 20" x 26" heavy paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 9781496369796
Titles in the Pocket Tutor series give practical guidance on subjects that medical students and foundation doctors need help with 'on the go'. Their highly affordable price puts them within reach of those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment. Common investigations (ECG, imaging) Clinical skills (patient examination) Clinical specialties that students perceive as too small to merit a textbook (psychiatry, renal medicine) Key Points Breaks down a subject that students find complex and daunting, using clear images and concise but informative text Logical, sequential content: relevant basic science; then chapters devoted to common disorders that introduce the clinical essentials of cardiac practice Descriptions of common disorders are enhanced by clinical Scenarios ('Patient presents with...'), which help students and trainees to recognise and manage common presenting problems
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Everything you need to incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into traditional cardiology practice "...a milestone in the inevitable merging of the two fields."--Dr. Andrew T. Weil, MD Written by the leading experts in cardiology and integrative medicine, this practical resource delivers a critical and balanced assessment of the evidence for complementary alternative medicine (CAM) approaches and their use in conjunction with traditional therapies. Comprehensive coverage includes: CAM treatment modalities Legal and ethical issues An important overview of the mechanistic and physiologic links between CAM and the cardiovascular system All categories identified by the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) study Special considerations in such vital areas as women's health, obesity, aging, and end-of-life care Useful appendix that provides reliable sources of further information for both physicians and patients
Surgical management of aortic pathologies has changed dramatically,
and this essential book fills the void with up-to-date
comprehensive information on the topic.
Written by physicians at the Arizona Heart Institute, which
pioneered the use of thoracic endoluminal grafts, "Endovascular and
Hybrid Management of the Thoracic Aorta" presents clinical
scenarios as well as controversies in this fascinating and rapidly
Discussing the etiology, diagnostic tools and management and treatment of specific pathologies of the aorta, this book is ideal for cardiovascular and vascular surgeons from all over the world. It is also of interest to residents in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery who have an interest in thoracic aortic disease management and want to be at the forefront of endovascular technology.
This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of clinical and research aspects of cardiac repolarization geared toward practicing cardiologists and physicians. It analyzes elements of pathophysiology and molecular biology as they relate to the clinical aspects of cardiac repolarization, long QT syndromes, early repolarization syndromes, and special cardiac repolarization syndromes. Each chapter examines different aspects of the field with basic and clinical overviews and highlights the impact on medical management. The book covers a variety of repolarization topics including the influence of the autonomic system, racial and gender differences in patients, the future role of stem cells, inflammation and autoimmunity, and cardiovascular risk. Cardiac Repolarization: Basic Science and Clinical Management is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, and graduate students in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, internal medicine, and cardiovascular biology.
This book addresses the tough clinical issues faced by electrophysiologists and cardiologists who treat patients with Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices (CIEDs) in real-world practice. With contributions from widely recognized international leaders in the field, this 10-chapter resource covers a variety of controversies with CIEDs, from discerning what device is appropriate to use for heart failure to ethical issues in their use at the end of a patient's life. To supplement these discussions, chapters review opposing positions on both sides of a controversy and present clinical material to illustrate the different perspectives. Clinical Controversies in Device Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias is an essential resource not only for physicians, residents, and fellows in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology but also for associated professionals including nurses and technicians who work with CIEDs.
Common Problems in Cardiology is a comprehensive guide to common cardiology disorders. Each disorder is described by its pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, risks, treatment and management. The book is divided into 23 chapters, each covering a specific disorder, from chest pain and hypertension, to pericardial diseases and cardioembolic stroke. A complete differential diagnosis and analysis is provided with each symptom. Information on cardiovascular risk and non cardiac surgery, preoperative cardiac diagnostic testing, preoperative assessment of patients with valvular heart disease, and revascularisation prior to noncardiac surgery is also provided. Common Problems in Cardiology covers perioperative management of coronary stents, beta-blockade, statin use, pacemakers and anticoagulation management, as well as preoperative assessment of candidates for kidney and liver transplantation. Edited by Kanu Chatterjee, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of California, this authoritative and comprehensive book is an ideal resource for postgraduates, interns, general physicians and practising cardiologists. Key Points Comprehensive guide to common cardiology disorders Format clearly presents pathophysiology, presentation diagnosis, risks, treatment and management Full colour illustrations, images and tables throughout Edited by US based expert in the field of cardiology
Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine presents the latest advances in cardiology, covering all subspecialties including congenital heart disease, left main disease, heart failure, conservative medical therapy, surgical cardiology and much more. It is a comprehensive guide to this rapidly developing field of medicine. The book helps students and practitioners comprehend the indications for cardiovascular diseases, the techniques of diagnoses and treatments, and the practical application and interpretation of cardiovascular computed tomography, echocardiography, radiography and nuclear imaging. It discusses in detail, surgical techniques for the treatment of acquired and congenital heart diseases, and vascular diseases of the aorta. Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine places emphasis on technological advances which have improved the quality of surgical interventions in order to achieve better outcomes, making this book essential reading for both trainee and practising cardiologists. Key Points Emphasis on recent advances in a rapidly developing field Brings to light ethical issues surrounding medical practice and their medico-legal implications 800 pages of detailed, comprehensive instruction Full colour illustrations throughout
Are you looking into how to advance your professional development through certification? Need a reliable and credible reference resource? No matter where you are in the process, make sure you have the most valuable review and resource tool at your disposal. This is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Cardiac-Vascular Nursing certification exam. Based on the official ANCC certification exam test content outline, this review and resource manual will help you: Study and analyze comprehensive material and concepts written by nursing experts. Develop a recommended seven-step plan to equip you for the exam and map out what to do on the day of the exam. Prepare for and familiarize yourself with cardiac-vascular nursing standards of practice. And much more. Make the Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual a key resource in your certification preparation.
Arterial stiffness is an emerging risk factor with important implications for cardiovascular disease risk. Herein, we concisely summarize the physiological and pathophysiological aspects of arterial stiffening, and highlight the importance of increased arterial stiffness for future cardiovascular events. Factors contributing to increased arterial stiffness such as advancing age, obesity, race, sex differences and cardiorespiratory fitness are examined while elucidating the potential underlying mechanisms for each scenario. To conclude, we discuss novel interventions to prevent and/or reverse the arterial stiffening process in order to reduce cardiovascular risk. This book also: Overviews the cellular and molecular mechanisms of arterial stiffness Discusses the implications of arterial stiffness in target organ damage
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 gauge 3ml lamination with sealed edges and two metal eyelets for hanging makes chart highly durable. Write-on/wipe-off with dry erase marker (not included).
The objective of this text is to synthesise the research based clinical treatment strategies that have been found to be most effective in the clinical management of heart failure as a disease. Incorporating recommendations from state of the art guidelines, the text will comprehensively address both in-patient management of acute exacerbations, and out-patient management to improve survival, quality of life, and functional status.
The editors are active members of the American Heart Association and influential councils on clinical cardiology and cardiovascular medicine, and have assembled a team of contributors prominent in the field of heart failure and transplantation. They aim, through this publication, to translate the findings of recent research into a practical clinical framework for physicians caring for patients on a daily basis.
Trends indicate that the metabolic syndrome will become the leading risk factor for heart disease. Now more than ever you need an all-in-one reference that provides the tools and practical advice you need to: *Identify at-risk patients *Explain individual contributing factors *Aid in patient education and motivation *Direct comprehensive care and *Choose the most appropriate interventions Comprehensively revised to reflect leading-edge research and now organized to facilitate easy access to essential information and clinically-relevant guidance, Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease, 2e offers this and more. Not only will you receive a solid understanding of the pathophysiology underlying the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease but also the rationale for today s most effective treatments. What s new? Filled with timely new content, this updated edition covers: * New discoveries that have changed our understanding of the pathogenesis and interrelationship of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease (CHD), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) * The relevance of mitochondria and telomeres * Sleep and its impact on cardiometabolic health * The pivotal interplay between insulin and forkhead transcriptionfactors * Calorie restriction research * Bariatric surgery experiences and outcomes In addition, each chapter includes essential information on comorbidities, interventions, and pharmacotherapeutic options an exclusive feature found only in the second edition!
This book covers the latest research development in heart valve biomechanics and bioengineering, with an emphasis on novel experimentation, computational simulation, and applications in heart valve bioengineering. The most current research accomplishments are covered in detail, including novel concepts in valvular viscoelasticity, fibril/molecular mechanisms of tissue behavior, fibril kinematics-based constitutive models, mechano-interaction of valvular interstitial and endothelial cells, biomechanical behavior of acellular valves and tissue engineered valves, novel bioreactor designs, biomechanics of transcatheter valves, and 3D heart valve printing. This is an ideal book for biomedical engineers, biomechanics, surgeons, clinicians, business managers in the biomedical industry, graduate and undergraduate students studying biomedical engineering, and medical students.
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