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Recent Advances in Cardiology: 17 provides a selection of review articles that present important advances within the field of cardiac medicine. Written by renowned experts and covering topics such as sudden cardiac death in young adults, biomarkers and risk stratification and HIV and coronary disease, Recent Advances in Cardiology: 17 is essential reading for trainees and practising cardiac physicians wanting to remain up to date with the latest developments in this field.
Sports and exercise have been intensely advocated as protective lifestyle measures which prevent or reduce the risk of severe health issues, including cardiovascular disease. More extreme forms of sports (for instance at high altitudes) have been identified as an important way of promoting cardiovascular adaptation, but have also been associated with adverse effects and even major cardiovascular events in predisposed individuals. Participating in more commonplace sports and exercise, such as football, may also increase a person's risk of cardiac events. This publication is timely in the light of a burgeoning number of clinical papers in the field. The ESC Textbook of Sports Cardiology provides an overview of the detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease in elite athletes and young sports professionals in training, as well as prevention. It will be useful for clinical cardiologists, sports physicians, and general physicians alike. Split into 11 key areas in sports cardiology, ranging from sudden cardiac death in athletes to the most common cardiovascular abnormalities seen in athletes, and to the effects of substance abuse and doping, the text is an invaluable resource covering all aspects of sports cardiology. Access to the digital version of the textbook is included with purchase of the printed version. Highly illustrated with embedded multimedia features, together with cross-referenced links to related content and primary research data in major journals in the field, the digital version provides users with a dynamic and forward-thinking resource. The ESC Textbook of Sports Cardiology is the second textbook from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) and aligns with ESC clinical practice guidelines and EAPC recommendations and position papers.
This work presents current knowledge of the molecular genetics of the protein factors relevant to venous thrombotic disease, and describes the molecular basis of the various known deficiency states. It brings together all the relevant information required for the identification, study and analysis of the underlying gene/protein defects. It covers protein structure, function and biochemistry, gene structure and expression, as well as epidemiological and molecular aspects of the deficiency state. Molecular models of the proteins and their dysfunctional variants are presented wherever possible.
Significant changes have taken place in the realm of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery during the last five to ten years. Many new operative procedures have been developed which remain relatively unknown to cardiothoracic surgeons. This practical manual covers a wide variety of these new processes, several of which are interventions offered to cardiologists practicing in the field of electrophysiology who are unaware that these interventions exist and can help them in situations they cannot solve. It includes general practical techniques; cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery procedures; and advances in cardiology and electrophysiology. Throughout the book, illustrations accompany the technical descriptions and show in step-by-step detail how to perform the operations and various procedures using proper equipment. Cardiothoracic Surgical Procedures and Techniques: A Practical Manual is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, physician assistants (PA), and graduate students in cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery.
This book provides an overview of pulmonary hypertensive diseases, the current understanding of their pathobiology, and a contemporary approach to diagnosis and treatment. It discusses the definition and classification of these disorders and the epidemiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); explores the approach to diagnosis and evaluation via methods such as echocardiography, right heart catheterization, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing; describes the major drug classes used to treat PAH and the cell signaling pathways that they target as well as adjunct and investigative therapies; and highlights special situations that are particularly challenging in the management of PAH. Written by experts in their respective fields, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension is a valuable resource for pulmonologists, cardiologists, and practitioners in internal medicine and critical care.
This book covers clinical management including diagnosis, localization and physiology, for a number of clinical diseases treated by endocrinologists and surgeons. Following each chapter there is a 3-4 page biographical sketch of the person behind the clinical endocrinopathy, whose name is closely associated with the disease. The field of endocrine surgery is rich in history and this is the first text to bring together in one place the person behind the disease and the pioneers of the field. The text covers both the current management of endocrine surgical diseases, and also provides a historical background by highlighting the person in whom these discoveries were named after. Surgical Endocrinopathies is of great value to endocrine surgeons, ENT surgeons, endocrinologists, internal medicine and medical historians.
This book highlights recent technological advances, reviews and applications in the field of cardiovascular engineering, including medical imaging, signal processing and informatics, biomechanics, as well as biomaterials. It discusses the use of biomaterials and 3D printing for tissue-engineered heart valves, and also presents a unique combination of engineering and clinical approaches to solve cardiovascular problems. This book is a valuable resource for students, lecturers and researchers in the field of biomedical engineering.
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. A practical, visual, authoritative quick-reference guide to mastering echocardiography The most efficient and thorough way to learn echocardiography is visually. By seeing and comparing different variations of important echo findings, you shorten the learning process and build retention at the same time. Covering the essential techniques, standards, and cardiac disorders you need to know, Practical Echocardiography for Cardiac Sonographers is an innovative guide that takes you step by step through the scanning process in different disorders, helps you accurately interpret and clinically apply echocardiographic information, describes the physics of ultrasound in easy-to-understand language, and covers common and rare relevant cardiac conditions. Formatted in a way that makes finding the right answers quick and easy, Echocardiography for Cardiac Sonographers delivers comprehensive fully rounded, interactive education that will get you up to speed on this critically important discipline in no time. This comprehensive guide covers: Heart FailureCoronary Artery DiseaseAortic Valve DiseaseMitral valve DiseaseProsthetic ValvesHypertrophic CardiomyopathyPericardial DiseaseEndocarditisCardiac Tumors and MassesPulmonary DisordersTricuspid and Pulmonic ValvesAorta and Congenital Heart DisordersStroke
Improve your electrocardiogram interpretation skills with this outstanding workbook/electronic resource! Interactive Electrocardiography, 3rd Edition is an ideal learning tool for expanding and refining your interpretation skills at any level. A comprehensive collection of common and uncommon electrocardiograms works seamlessly with an interactive electronic tutorial to provide an easy-to-use learning resource and navigable reference library for healthcare workers of differing specialties and experience. 500 common and uncommon ECGs (300 are new!) are grouped into three levels of complexity: beginning, intermediate, and advanced - perfect for systematic review at your own pace. Unique electronic features include tracings with labeled color-coded annotation arrows and accompanied by a clinical history, interpretation, and list of diagnostic keywords. The keywords can be used for quick searches when retrieving examples of specific electrocardiogram findings and diagnoses. The workbook contains life-size reproductions of each electrocardiogram on the electronic tutorial. Simply examine the workbook, then code the answer electronically and receive immediate feedback. The electronic tutorial provides additional clinical information, expert author electrocardiogram interpretation, annotations, comments, key word listings, multiple-choice questions, and diagnostic categories unique for each tracing reinforcing key interpretation concepts. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like: Complete content with enhanced navigation Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
This concise text presents best practices for all aspects of atrial fibrillation ablation as outlined in the new version of the VeniceChart International Consensus document, which is presented in conjunction with the biannual Venice Arrhythmias conference. In addition to discussing the latest in a-fib ablation research, this 2011 update covers all the key areas of therapy and patient management, including: * Techniques and technologies * Procedural endpoints * Patient management pre-, peri- and post-ablation * Prevention and treatment of complications * Definition of success and long-term results With contributions from the world's recognized thought leaders in this field, this book is a highly valuable source of information not only for specialists in electrophysiology, but also for general cardiologists, fellows in cardiology and others interested in this dynamic and increasingly important topic.
Advances in technology and human skill have made possible percutaneous catheter-based procedures for a wide spectrum of structural heart disease. A growing number of structural heart diseases that over the past two decades would have required open heart surgery can be safely treated using percutaneous catheter-based procedures.Traditionally, guidance of catheter-based procedures is done using fluoroscopy and two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE). The recent introduction in the clinical practice of RT 3D TEE has overcome most of limitations of 2D TEE. The purpose of this book is to describe the use of this imaging modality in percutaneous interventional procedures underlying its growing role and acceptance among the interventional cardiologists but also emphasizing areas of weakness. Because today interventional cardiology ranges from closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, to repair of mitral regurgitation and aortic stenosis, from the closure of left atrial appendage and prosthesis dehiscence, to the recent use in electrophysiological procedure, this book targets not only specialists in echocardiography and interventional cardiology but also general cardiologists. General cardiologists will find in any chapter anatomy of the structure treated (i.e. atrial septum, mitral valve...), a description of the morphopathology as seen with RT 3D TEE (degenerative or ischemic mitral regurgitation) the up-to-date indications to the specific percutaneous treatment and typical and unusual clinical cases.
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.
This atlas is a comprehensive visual reference for the use of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) containing photomicrographs, anatomic illustrations, tables, and charts paired with extensive legends and explanations that are supplemented by extensive research, peer-reviewed articles, and textbooks. In addition to providing historical perspective and current direction for CT, this new edition of Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2e focuses on research involving coronary artery diseases and anomalies, congestive heart failure, atherosclerotic plaques and asymptomatic disease, as well as imaging techniques, including preparation, acquisition, and processing, involving the great vessels and carotids, the peripheral vasculature, and coronary and pulmonary veins. The increasing role of CT in the emergency room and in private cardiology practice is also reviewed thoroughly, making this an essential read for all involved in cardiac imaging, cardiology and emergency medicine.
Written by internationally renowned physicians, scientists and cardiologists, Heart Disease in Women addresses the myths and facts about cardiovascular disease in women, one of the most common causes of death in women globally. The book is organised into eight detailed sections, beginning with prevention and risk factors, followed by investigation, diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease. The following sections cover other conditions, including heart failure, arrhythmias, rheumatic heart disease, and congenital cardiac lesions in pregnancy. A complete chapter is dedicated to non-invasive testing, including echocardiography and stress myocardial perfusion imaging. The final part deals with miscellaneous topics such as the "unmet challenge" of Peripheral Arterial Disease, the use of ankle-brachial index, cardiovascular implications of cancer in women and, significantly, an update on recent literature concerning heart disease in women. The book provides a thorough analysis of every aspect of heart disease in women, making it an essential reference for all cardiologists and physicians. Key Points Edited by recognised cardiology expert Navin C Nanda from the University of Alabama, USA Highly illustrated with more than 500 colour images Updates cardiologists on the most recent advances in the field Comprehensive coverage of an extensive range of heart conditions
The Fitness is a widespread practice especially in Western countries and is being investigated in several respects from a scientific and health perspective as well as its role in obtaining a pleasing physical appearance. The authors also discuss fitness as a recreational hobby. Since it involves physical exercises that require an adequate preparation and not completely without risk to health, it is essential that those practitioners are made aware of both the basic principles of fitness and the potential adverse effects associated with it. This is true primarily when cardiovascular risk factors are concerned. The purpose of this book is to describe these topics in a concise way with bare suggestions for understanding the subject.
Obtaining and interpreting images of the heart is critical to the successful management of any cardiac disorders. Several imaging modalities are used to help cardiologists correctly diagnose these disorders and initiate the most appropriate form of treatment. Since the first publication of this book, the use of cardiovascular CT imaging has increased exponentially. Revised and updated, Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition* captures these advances in CT scanner technology and clinical experience. For the first time, this new edition includes online access to imaging video clips. Combining the expertise of leading cardiovascular imaging groups in North America, Europe, and Asia, this second edition continues to serve as a comprehensive introduction to the field. It focuses on the principles of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for cardiovascular applications, practical aspects of scan acquisition and interpretation, clinical indications and imaging protocols, and clinical findings of common cardiovascular disease conditions. The book is an essential resource for those new to the field and a trustworthy reference for those needing answers to specific questions or looking to update their knowledge. *Now includes an identical eBook version from VitalSource with access to video material
This practical resource for the clinical management of congenital heart disease offers essential instruction on the presentation and treatment of congenital heart defects throughout the life stages. Edited by renowned pediatric cardiologist Douglas S. Moodie, MD, MS, from Texas Children's Hospital, and authored by seasoned practitioners with vast clinical experience, this book expertly addresses the continuum of clinical care issues at distinct stages of growth and development: - Neonates, fetuses, and infants - Children and adolescents - Adults Organized by specific congenital heart condition, each well- referenced and highly organized chapter examines the clinical features, diagnostic testing, management, and outcomes associated with age groups and includes tips and tricks gleaned from years of practice in the field of pediatric cardiology. This exceptionally readable text will serve as both a great learning tool and a handy reference for practitioners, students, and nurses who need to stay up-to-date on the unique clinical challenges that CHD presents in the neonate to the adult.
This guide to the proper use of the ECG in diagnosing acute
myocardial infarction puts the combined experience of international
authorities at your fingertips for immediate use. In "The 12 Lead
ECG in ST Elevation MI: A Practical Approach for Clinicians, " Drs.
Bayes de Luna, Fiol-Sala and Antman supply the practical, specific
information you need to determine which patients with ACS are
showing ST elevation.
To facilitate correct diagnosis and guide management, the
authors use a consistent sequence to explain the ECG abnormalities
for each site of coronary occlusion. A schematic of the coronary
tree illustrates the point of occlusion.
A transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) test is an alternative way to perform an echocardiogram. An ultrasound transducer, positioned on an endoscope, is guided down the patient's throat into the oesophagus. The test provides a close look at the heart's valves and chambers, without interference from the ribs or lungs. TEE is often used when the results from standard echo tests are not sufficient, or when your doctor wants a closer look at the heart (Cleveland Clinic). This book is a comprehensive guide to TEE of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves, both on the right side of the heart. Divided into three sections, TEE of both valves is discussed in detail, as well as various associated cardiac surgeries. The final section comprises multiple choice questions for revision. This highly illustrated guide includes numerous clinical photographs and diagrams, as well as a DVD ROM demonstrating more than 90 procedural videos to enhance learning. Key points Comprehensive guide to transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves Complete section of multiple choice questions Numerous full colour photographs, diagrams and tables Includes DVD ROM demonstrating TEE procedures
Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015 Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, the management of congenital heart disease has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. Not only have new operations been developed and expanded, such as the intra/extracardiac conduit Fontan and the double root translocation for corrected transposition, but in addition, diagnostic methods-particularly cardiac CT and MRI-have been dramatically transformed. Understanding of the genetic basis of congenital heart disease and the embryology of cardiac development has progressed even more rapidly. What has not changed is that optimal outcomes for children and adults with congenital heart disease can only be achieved by a collaborative team effort. The team includes not only congenital cardiac surgeons but also pediatric cardiac nurses, pediatric cardiologists, perfusion and respiratory technicians, pediatric cardiac intensivists, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, ultrasonographers, and MRI and catheter laboratory technicians. This second edition of Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease describes in detail the contemporary practice of Richard A. Jonas and the cardiac team at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The book once again includes numerous beautiful illustrations providing comprehensive and detailed information about intra-operative management of the entire spectrum of congenital heart surgery. In addition, the companion VitalSource ebook contains more than 50 operative videos that have been edited and narrated to highlight the key steps in complex surgical procedures. The book incorporates an evidence-based approach, supported throughout by numerous scientific citations, to explain when and why an operation should be done as well as the risks, benefits, and potential complications.
This easy-to-use manual provides a practical framework for a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a successful cardiac rehabilitation programme.* Despite evidence that cardiac rehabilitation programmes reduce risk, there is no standard for hospital-based multidisciplinary programmes - which are thus complex and costly to design and implement* Based on the cardiac rehabilitation work that has been carried out at in Gloucestershire over the past fifteen years, developing and constantly evaluating the evidence base for the programme* Includes client handouts such as food and exercise diaries
This manual is a comprehensive guide to cardiac diagnostic techniques for clinicians. Beginning with the basics, the book highlights the importance of history taking and physical examination. The following sections provide in depth coverage of both new and more traditional diagnostic imaging techniques including electro- and echocardiogram, MRI, intravascular ultrasound, nuclear computerised tomography, and molecular imaging. Invasive diagnostic modalities and their clinical application are also discussed. Written by internationally recognised specialists from the University of Iowa, this practical guide includes more than 700 images and illustrations. Key points * Comprehensive guide to cardiac diagnosis for clinicians * Covers new and traditional imaging techniques for numerous cardiac disorders * Internationally recognised author team * More than 700 images and illustrations
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