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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.
The new 2014 (6th Edition) of the ECG Pocket Brain has just come out We have greatly enhanced and more than doubled the content of ECG-2011 PB. This new ECG-2014-PB (Expanded) retains its pocket size - adds spiral binding - and now contains 260 pages (plus 200 illustrations). Written in the same user-friendly style that is Dr. Grauer's trademark - this new 6th Edition takes ECG education to a new level. Aimed for beginning, novice AND experienced interpreters (acclaimed by students, nurses, physician extenders, EMS personnel, residents, and clinicians in practice of all specialties). Ideal for use on the ward, in the office or ED - and/or as a study aid for ECG workshops, classes, or more intense courses. Greatly enhanced sections include Bundle Branch Block/Hemiblocks, Chamber Enlargement, Acute MI/Ischemia. NEW topics include ECG signs of Pulmonary Embolus; Clinical Use of Lead aVR; ECG identification of the Culprit Vessel with Acute STEMI; RV MI; Posterior MI; Wellens Syndrome; DeWinter T waves; Giant T Waves; Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy; and more ...
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
A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization 2-volume set is for any individual who sees patients with implantable devices, or who will be taking an examination related to device management. SPECIALLY-PRICED 2-VOLUME SET! Many caregivers working in the field of medicine find that one of the best ways to learn is by working through clinical cases, and for many individuals it's even more helpful to work through the examples as "unknowns." This is especially true in the arena of implantable cardiac devices. In an effort to provide this experience, experts from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, have produced two volumes of case studies that encompass variations of normal and abnormal function of pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT devices. The texts have been written collaboratively by five clinicians with differing backgrounds in an effort to present the cases in such a way that they are applicable to a variety of caregivers. Cases for this book were selected based on clinical relevance and their usefulness for illustrating general principles, practical tips, or interesting findings in device practice, with the goal of advancing general concepts in device management. The first volume includes introductory and intermediate cases. The second volume includes additional intermediate cases as well as advanced/multipart cases. This specially-priced 2-volume set combines the following, which are available separately: A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization: Questions for Examination Review and Clinical Practice [Volume 1], and A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization: Advanced Questions for Examination Review and Clinical Practice [Volume 2]. Includes eBook access.
This chart takes a look at stroke, atrial fibrillation (AFib) and their relationship. The anatomy and electrical pathways of the heart are shown, while graphics and text describe a sequence of events from AFib to stroke. The section on ischemic stroke includes views and descriptions on several topics, including effects and symptoms.
Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals
specifically with the catheter-based treatment of structural heart
diseases such as angina, dyspnea on exertion, and congestive heart
failure. This pocketbook focuses on the practical aspects of
cardiac catheterization and interventions including indications,
periprocedural medications and techniques, interpretation of
results, and the prevention and treatment of periprocedural
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.
Up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive, Heart Failure, 4th Edition, provides the clinically relevant information you need to effectively manage and treat patients with this complex cardiovascular problem. This fully revised companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease helps you make the most of new drug therapies such as angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs), recently improved implantable devices, and innovative patient management strategies. Led by internationally recognized heart failure experts Dr. G. Michael Felker and Dr. Douglas Mann, this outstanding reference gives health care providers the knowledge to improve clinical outcomes in heart failure patients. Focuses on a clinical approach to treating heart failure, resulting from a broad variety of cardiovascular problems. Covers the most recent guidelines and protocols, including significant new updates to ACC, AHA, and HFSA guidelines. Covers key topics such as biomarkers and precision medicine in heart failure and new data on angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs). Contains four new chapters: Natriuretic Peptides in Heart Failure; Amyloidosis as a Cause of Heart Failure; HIV and Heart Failure; and Neuromodulation in Heart Failure. Covers the pathophysiological basis for the development and progression of heart failure. Serves as a definitive resource to prepare for the ABIM's Heart Failure board exam. 2016 British Medical Association Award: First Prize, Cardiology (3rd Edition). Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Heart disease, regardless of age and gender, is the leading cause of death and a major health concern throughout the world. Using a question and answer format, practical examples, and numerous illustrations, this book explains the workings of the heart and related issues. It first offers easy to understand definitions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for heart diseases and then suggestions, diets, etc. for maintaining a healthy heart. The book includes numerous in-text Web links to the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, USDA, Centers for Disease Control, and others with important information and health tips. The companion DVD includes over 100MB of videos, resources, recipes, fact sheets, and illustrations to help you to understand all of the material from the book. Features: Provides questions and answers about the medical definitions and descriptions of heart disease and keeping your heart healthy. General topics include the causes of heart disease, details of symptoms, and available treatments /diets /preventative measures (see selected topics below) Includes numerous in-text Web links to the American Heart Association (AHA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA, Centers for Disease Control(CDC), pharmaceutical companies, YouTube, and other sites with animations, diets, practical case studies, and tools related to your heart health +Uses videos, animations, practical tips, case studies, charts and tables, figures, and photos to explain topics under discussion Includes a companion DVD with videos, animations, color figures from the book, and Web links to references in the text Selected FAQs Covered: Workings of the heart and the cardiovascular system; blood; coronary heart disease; risk factors; cholesterol (HDL and LDL); omega-3 fatty acids; exercises; fats; triglycerides; smoking; obesity and healthy diet; blood pressure and hypertension; diabetes; Body Mass Index; symptoms of a heart attack; arrhythmias; electrocardiograms; blood tests; post-traumatic stress disorder; emergency treatments; diagnoses; heart drug therapy and statins; stents; types of surgery (by-pass, angioplasty, etc.); pacemakers;risks of surgery; follow-up treatments; keys to healthy living; managing stress; glycemic index; carbohydrates, and more.
This book provides a framework for goal-targeted management of the adult patient with spontaneous non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Topics addressed in a comprehensive yet practical manner in the book include pre-hospital/emergency department care, early inpatient work-up, antithrombotic- and thrombolytic-related strokes, optimal blood pressure management, avoidance of medical complications, surgical interventions, outcome prognostication, recurrence prevention, rehabilitation/recovery, special situations, systems of care, and the design of clinical trials for patients with ICH. Procedures, processes, and helpful decision-making algorithms are presented with the aid of complementary illustrations that facilitate understanding of practical aspects and enable the reader to promptly retrieve relevant information. In addition, the most current evidence-based therapies for routine management of ICH patients and a glimpse of promising future treatment strategies are reviewed. Timely and consolidated, clinicians will find this to be an indispensable resource to navigating the ever-increasing pace of discovery that is transforming what we know about ICH and its treatment.
Cardiovascular disease has evolved into an epidemic health concern. During the past decades, considerable effort has been made to develop novel and safer therapeutic options. Gene therapy has offered much renewed hope and instigated the present book. For the treatment of cardiovascular disease gene therapy has risen to an interesting and important point of view of curing disease. Although most of the studies are still experimental beneath a well defined number of clinical studies, more and more studies are designed to be carried out in humans. Based on a rich compilation of scientific as well as clinical studies around the world, this book gives insights into the general principles of gene transfer as well as therapeutic strategies including stem cell therapy as an alternative approach to gene therapy.
In one compact resource, Echocardiography Review Guide, 4th Edition, provides both a concise review and an effective self-assessment for exam preparation. Easy-to-digest, bulleted text summarizes key concepts and gives precise step-by-step instructions for performing and interpreting echocardiographic studies. Study and self-assessment questions throughout help you increase your knowledge and identify areas for further study. This study guide is an ideal companion to Dr. Otto's Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography and is a must-have resource for anyone preparing for the echocardiography boards, the PTEeXAM, the diagnostic cardiac sonographer's exam, or other sonography exams. Includes updated images, content, and 30% NEW multiple-choice questions to address changes in the field and in the revised companion text, Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography. Contains concise, step-by-step instructions and questions on all aspects of echo use and interpretation, including how to record echos, avoid pitfalls, perform calculations, and understand the fundamentals for every type of cardiac problem. Teaches and tests in one convenient volume! Questions and answers are fed into an assessment and testing module on the website for convenient learning and review. Helps you prepare for exams with "The Echo Exam" section included in each chapter, which features a summary of how to perform the procedure along with all the necessary calculations, and diagnostic information you may encounter. Offers additional images and examples to help readers understand the concepts presented in the Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography. A quick reference guide and learning tool to keep "in your pocket" for integrating your clinical experience with didactic learning. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
As two of the leading causes of death worldwide, heart disease and stroke represent a clear target for genomic research aimed at deciphering the genes and cellular pathways that underlie cardiovascular disease and creating improved therapies. In Cardiovascular Genomics: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field provide methods for cardiovascular phenotyping of rodent models in the first section of the volume and for statistical and bioinformatic integration of phenotype data with genome-wide genotype and expression data in the second section. Understanding these diverse methods will allow an individual laboratory to utilize these genomic methods independently or to better prepare for collaboration with scientists having expertise in other disciplines in order to uncover genes affecting cardiovascular disease. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology (TM) series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary equipment, materials, and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and easy-to-use, Cardiovascular Genomics: Methods and Protocols will enable researchers to identify causal genes and novel molecular targets that can lead to vital new treatments for cardiovascular disease.
This book covers recent advances in the use of electrostimulation therapies in movement disorders, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, memory and cognition, disorders of consciousness, foot drop, dysphagia, brain injury, headache, heart failure, hearing loss, and rheumatoid arthritis. It describes techniques such as vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and electrical stimulation of the pharyngeal nerve. Electroceuticals: Advances in Electrostimulation Therapies is aimed at clinicians and basic researchers in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology and rheumatology.
This book illustrates the role of Mediterranean diet in connection with well-being and particularly its impact on health and elderly care, as well as on the mechanisms of aging. Aging is a natural process of human life. The knowledge that a healthy dietary regimen like the Mediterranean diet can effectively prevent or delay many diseases typically affecting aging people may help to better manage the aging process. From this point of view, knowledge of the numerous benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet may effectively promote better management of the burden of elderly care. As early as the 1950s, Ancel Keys pointed out the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in helping to control, and possibly avoid, myocardial infarction and/or cholesterol metabolism. Quite soon after the first studies were published, it became clear that the Mediterranean diet was beneficial not only in connection with cardiovascular disease but also many other diseases, from diabetes to hypertension, from cancer and thrombosis to neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia. Examining those benefits in detail, this book offers a valuable educational tool for young professionals and caregivers, as well as for students and trainees in Geriatrics and Nutrition.
Drawing On The Collective Expertise Of Prehospital Providers And Clinicians, ECG Cases For EMS Provides Paramedics, Critical Care Providers, And Nurses With Practical Case Studies In Emergency Cardiology. Twelve-Lead Ecgs And Prehospital Activation Of The Cardiac Catheterization Lab Are Becoming More And More Common, With The Burden Of Cardiac Injury Recognition Rapidly Shifting To The Prehospital Provider. This Textbook Functions As An Active Learning Tool Structured Around Actual Patient Scenarios With Corresponding ECG Strips And Offers Interpretations Of ECG Findings And Clinical Tips. Cases Focus On STEMI, STEMI Mimics, And Commonly Misinterpreted Dysrhythmias. ECG Cases For EMS Provides Evidence-Based Teaching Points And Real-World Applications Of ECG Knowledge.
Living Longer: The heart-mind connection is written for all those
who strive for optimal long-term health and the maximal functioning
of their hearts and minds. Today's problem for the health-conscious
individual is information overload - new health studies pour out
almost daily from newspapers, radio stations and television
networks. Many of the reports are contradictory and often
Emts Can Find Themselves In Critical Situations That Require Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Although Emts Are Not Trained To Provide Advanced-Level Skills, There Is Much They Can Do To Improve The Quality Of Management, And Thus The Patient'S Chance For Survival By Understanding ACLS And Facilitating Its Administration By ALS Providers. Teamwork Is The Cornerstone Of ACLS Care. Advanced Life Support Can Only Function On A Foundation Of Solid, Ongoing Basic Life Support Practices. As Such, An Understanding Of The Principles Of Advanced Life Support Will Enhance The Ability Of Emts To Work In Collaboration To Increase The Survival Rates Of Patients. Most Importantly, Better Teamwork Will Improve Care Not Only During Cardiac Arrests, But Also During All Emergency Calls.
"Atlas of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography" offers the greatest visual impact of any book currently available in a field based entirely on the visual acquisition of information. It also provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the relatively new techniques of three-dimensional echocardiography, with more thorough coverage of a wider range of issues.
Nearly 700 carefully chosen and well-described illustrations are presented, including the highest quality colour reproductions of relevant acquisition and imaging techniques. the atlas format is uniquely suited to instruct the reader in the interpretation of normal and pathologic cardiac findings, diagnosed through three- and four-dimensional transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography. Current issues and practices, as well as ongoing developments and possible future applications of this technology, are also discussed.
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