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Long-Term Results of Arterial Interventions (Hardcover): Alain Branchereau, Michael Jacobs Long-Term Results of Arterial Interventions (Hardcover)
Alain Branchereau, Michael Jacobs; Robert B. Rutherford
R2,893 R2,672 Discovery Miles 26 720 Save R221 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is particularly valuable as a current standard reference. It covers all the major vascular operations - carotid endarterectomy, aortoiliac reconstructions and infrainguinal bypasses (in-situ and reversed vein, Dacron and PTFE prosthetic), thoracic and abdominal bypasses - matching each to its competing endovascular procedure. In addition, it provides excellent long-term data on such less common procedures as internal carotid bypass, vertebral artery revascularization, adjunctive procedures to enhance the patency of infrainguinal prosthetic bypass, and percutaneous intentional extraluminal revascularization. Finally, this framework is reinforced by in-depth chapters on current non-interventional management, surveillance programs to enhance long-term patency, and the ultimate challenge for all practicing vascular surgeons - the management of infected aortic grafts. Such clear, comprehensive, and current analysis should be of considerable and on-going value, both by helping vascular surgeons to make more effective decisions and to more knowledgeably discuss functional results, complication risks, life expectancy and surgical outcome issues with the patient and family.

The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Board Review (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Brian P. Griffin, Samir R. Kapadia, Curtis M. Rimmerman The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Board Review (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Brian P. Griffin, Samir R. Kapadia, Curtis M. Rimmerman
R3,580 R3,206 Discovery Miles 32 060 Save R374 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Board Review, 2nd Edition continues to offer thorough preparation for board certification and recertification exams in cardiology. It is written by distinguished clinicians from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and based on the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's popular annual Intensive Review of Cardiology course.

The book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of every area of contemporary cardiovascular medicine. Emphasis is on board relevant clinical material and accurate real-world clinical decision making. More than 400 illustrations and numerous tables facilitate quick review. Board-format questions with answers and explanations appear at the end of each section.
New for this edition: 4 color added throughoutHighlighted key points/critical issues surrounding guidelinesOnline companion website with a component of online clinical cases with questions

Understanding Intracardiac EGMs - A Patient Centered Guide (Paperback): Fred M. Kusumoto Understanding Intracardiac EGMs - A Patient Centered Guide (Paperback)
Fred M. Kusumoto
R1,327 R1,249 Discovery Miles 12 490 Save R78 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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

Electrophysiology for Clinicians (Paperback): Miguel A. Barrero Garcia, Laurent Macle, Paul Khairy Electrophysiology for Clinicians (Paperback)
Miguel A. Barrero Garcia, Laurent Macle, Paul Khairy
R1,508 Discovery Miles 15 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A concise and practical tool for learning the basic concepts of cardiac electrophysiology, including the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias, and the indications for patient referral. Clinically oriented, practical and a useful resource for: Allied health professionals in the lab and in the clinic Fellows The general physician who needs to know the technical aspects of electrophysiology Anyone on the front line dealing with patients that present with cardiac problems

Hypertension in Pregnancy (Paperback, New): Alexander Heazell, Errol R. Norwitz, Louise C. Kenny, Philip N. Baker Hypertension in Pregnancy (Paperback, New)
Alexander Heazell, Errol R. Norwitz, Louise C. Kenny, Philip N. Baker
R1,643 Discovery Miles 16 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hypertensive disorders are among the most common medical complications of pregnancy, with an incidence of approximately 6-10%. This spectrum of conditions includes essential hypertension, pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. For patients with pre-existing hypertension, management ideally commences prior to conception, and continues through pregnancy to the postnatal period. This book provides information on the evidence-based management of women with hypertension throughout pregnancy, supported by important background information on the etiology, risk-factors and pathophysiology of these disorders. Illustrated with accompanying algorithms, tables and lists for quick reference on diagnostic criteria, drugs and side-effects, this book will help clinicians rapidly gain access to the information they need to care for these patients. This will to be of interest to all grades of obstetric trainees as well as specialists, obstetric anesthetists and anesthetic trainees, midwives and maternal-fetal physicians.

Life Size Diseased Heart Model (Hardcover): Scientific Publishing Life Size Diseased Heart Model (Hardcover)
Scientific Publishing
R2,260 R1,782 Discovery Miles 17 820 Save R478 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This life-size model of the human heart is the premiere educational tool in the instruction of heart disease. The three piece model fits together without pins, posts or hinges, providing unobstructed viewing of interior and exterior features. Included with the heart model are four transparent removable discs showing stages of CAD (coronary artery disease).

Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Andrew Mitchell, Giovanni Luigi De Maria,... Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Andrew Mitchell, Giovanni Luigi De Maria, Adrian Banning
R1,221 Discovery Miles 12 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography are both key components to routine cardiology practice. This new edition of Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention has been fully updated since the first edition, with new sections on primary percutaneous coronary intervention, trends in vascular access, bioabsorbable stents, optical coherence tomography, and more. Filled with over 150 clinical images and schematic illustrations, the handbook is an accessible 'how-to' guide, designed to de-mystify complex cardiac catheterization investigations. Expanded to reflect developments in practice, this new edition also introduces a new chapter on the multidisciplinary team and their roles and responsibilities from pre- to post-procedural care and relevant training requirements. Containing detailed instructions on how to perform a comprehensive left and right heart catheterization procedure, choosing the correct catheter for coronary and graft angiography, and how to perform a diagnostic coronary angiogram and interpret the subsequent findings, Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention acts as a concise and invaluable guide for the cardiology trainee.

Cardiac Surgery - Operations on the Heart and Great Vessels in Adults and Children (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Gerhard Ziemer,... Cardiac Surgery - Operations on the Heart and Great Vessels in Adults and Children (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Gerhard Ziemer, Axel Haverich
R8,336 R6,932 Discovery Miles 69 320 Save R1,404 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text describes and illustrates with some 700 detailed anatomic and surgical drawings the whole spectrum of surgical procedures employed to treat acquired and congenital diseases of the heart and great vessels in adults and children. A rather traditional chapter on history of cardiac surgery precedes chapters dedicated to quality improvement, followed by ICU management in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, and techniques of extracorporeal circulation in both age groups. Further special topics are cardiovascular tissue engineering, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endovascular treatment of aortic diseases, and cardiac assist devices, including total artificial heart. Written by 71 internationally recognized experts from 40 cardiac units in Central Europe and North America, this book will be invaluable not only for both novice and experienced surgeons, but also for all physicians, nurses, and technicians caring for patients with heart disease of any type, at any age.

The Complete Guide to Echocardiography (Paperback): David I. Silverman, Warren J. Manning The Complete Guide to Echocardiography (Paperback)
David I. Silverman, Warren J. Manning
R2,808 Discovery Miles 28 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Complete Guide To Echocardiography Is A Must-Have Tool For Cardiologists And Cardiology Trainees Preparing For Their Boards. Accompanied By A CD Study Tool, This Text Offers A Case-Based, Problem-Oriented And Image Driven Program That Will Ensure Mastery Of The Essential Visual Elements Of Echocardiography In Combination With A Sophisticated Understanding Of Anatomy, Hemodynamics, Pathophysiology And Disease Recognition. Focused Teaching Principles Are Combined With Specific Still And Video Clip Examples On A Topic By Topic Basis, And Include A Series Of Questions Modeled After Those Found On The Echo Board Certification Exam. The Complete Guide To Echocardiography Is An Essential Resource For Trainees And Practitioners.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): John A. Kaufman, Michael J. Lee Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
John A. Kaufman, Michael J. Lee
R1,874 R1,660 Discovery Miles 16 600 Save R214 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get the essential tools you need to make an accurate diagnosis with Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The Requisites! This bestselling volume delivers the conceptual, factual, and interpretive information you need for effective clinical practice in vascular and interventional radiology, as well certification and recertification review. Master core knowledge the easy and affordable way with clear, concise text enhanced by at-a-glance illustrations, boxes, and tables all completely rewritten to bring you up to date with today's state of the art in vascular and interventional radiology. "... a volume that should retain its utility for several years to come, both as a primer for radiology trainees and fellows at the start of their IR training and as a reference for more experienced interventionalists." Reviewed by Dr Simon Padley and Dr Narayanan Thulasidasan on behalf of RAD Magazine, April 2015 Understand the basics with a comprehensive yet manageable review of the principles and practice of vascular and interventional radiology. Whether you're a resident preparing for exams or a practitioner needing a quick-consult source of information, Vascular and Interventional Radiology is your guide to the field. Master the latest techniques for liver-directed cancer interventions; arterial and venous interventions including stroke therapy; thoracic duct embolization; peripheral arterial interventions; venous interventions for thrombosis and reflux; percutaneous ablation procedures; and much more. Prepare for the written board exam and for clinical practice with critical information on interventional techniques and procedures. Clearly visualize the findings you're likely to see in practice and on exams with vibrant full-color images and new vascular chapter images. Access the complete, fully searchable text and downloadable images online with Expert Consult.

Crash Course Cardiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Thomas Foster, Jasmine Shen Crash Course Cardiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Thomas Foster, Jasmine Shen; Series edited by Shreelata T Datta, Philip Xiu; Edited by (ghost editors) David E. Newby
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Crash Course - your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 20 years, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated - with an improved full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors - those who understand what is essential for exam success - with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust. Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package. Series volumes have been honed to meet the requirements of today's medical students, although the range of other health students and professionals who need rapid access to the essentials of cardiology will also love the unique approach of Crash Course. Whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for a distinction Crash Course is for you!? Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time Written by senior students and recent graduates - those closest to what is essential for exam success Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-memoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats - confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast

Endocarditis Essentials 2011 (Paperback, 2011): John L. Brusch Endocarditis Essentials 2011 (Paperback, 2011)
John L. Brusch
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Endocarditis Essentials 2011 Is A Concise, Current And Practical Review Of The Epidemiology, Evaluation, Treatment And Prevention Of Infective Endocarditis. Written By Experts In The Field, This Quick Reference Guide Provides Useful Information For Cardiologists, Residents, Fellows And Other Clinicians Interested In The Clinical And Pathological Features Of Infective Endocarditis.

Angiology Bible, The (Hardcover): Giovanni Vincent Belcaro Angiology Bible, The (Hardcover)
Giovanni Vincent Belcaro
R2,140 R1,999 Discovery Miles 19 990 Save R141 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a 3600 view of vascular pathologies and an introduction to the complexity of the most important field in medicine, with topics including cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, venous diseases, investigations, population sciences, prevention and the indication of a specialization field.It offers a broad introduction to angiology and vascular diseases, surgery and medicine, in an easy-to-read format with case studies separated under key areas. The scope includes many different aspects at an introductory level under a single observational point, bringing unity and homogeneity in the otherwise disjointed field of circulation sciences.

Exosomes in Cardiovascular Diseases - Biomarkers, Pathological and Therapeutic Effects (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Junjie Xiao,... Exosomes in Cardiovascular Diseases - Biomarkers, Pathological and Therapeutic Effects (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Junjie Xiao, Sanda Cretoiu
R3,860 R3,266 Discovery Miles 32 660 Save R594 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book provides and intensive overview on exosomes in cardiovascular diseases, its potential as biomarkers, as well as pathological and therapeutic effects. It firstly describes the general aspects of exosomes including the definition, formation and secretion of exosomes and highlight their roles as biomarkers and pathological and therapeutic effects in cardiovascular diseases as well. Secondly, basic aspects of exosomes including the purification methods of exosomes, exosomes content, and functional roles of the cardiovascular exosomes are summarized. Thirdly, exosomes as biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases are overviewed including their roles in diagnosis, prognosis and reaction to therapy. Fourthly, pathological effects of exosomes and therapeutic effects of exosomes are highlighted. Finally, future prospects of exosomes in cardiovascular research would be provided. This is an essential reference for researchers working in cell biology and regeneration, as well as clinicians such as cardiologist.

Ischemia and Loss of Vascular Autoregulation in Ocular and Cerebral Diseases - A New Perspective (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Maurice... Ischemia and Loss of Vascular Autoregulation in Ocular and Cerebral Diseases - A New Perspective (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Maurice E. Langham
R3,156 Discovery Miles 31 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the introduction: The purpose of the present book is to bring together in a coherent manner new knowledge gained from research over the past 50 years on the physiology of intraocular pressure, ocular blood flow and the relation of these fundamental parameters to early diagnosis and therapy of vascular diseases of the eye and brain. It will be evident to the reader that the presentation is influenced significantly by the author s own research. My justification is that by good fortune I have spent many years with superb collaboration helping solve outstanding problems of ocular physiology. This knowledge has increased understanding of the parameters underlying the onset of ischemia and the loss of autoregulation associated with common ocular disease and thereby led to new methods of diagnosis and therapy. "

Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery - A Companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia (Paperback): Joel A.... Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery - A Companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia (Paperback)
Joel A. Kaplan
R2,285 R1,998 Discovery Miles 19 980 Save R287 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Patients with cardiac conditions routinely present for noncardiac surgeries, requiring special protocols for perioperative assessment and management by the anesthesiologist. Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery: A Companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia provides current, easily accessible information in this complex area, ideal for general anesthesiologists and non-cardiac subspecialists. From preoperative assessment through postoperative care, this practical reference covers all perioperative approaches to today's patients with cardiac conditions. Provides guidance on the anesthetic diagnosis and management of the full range of cardiac lesions, helping minimize adverse outcomes and reduce complications for patients with common, complex, or uncommon cardiac conditions. Includes complete coverage of echocardiography and current monitoring techniques needed for thorough perioperative assessment - all from the anesthesiologist's perspective. Discusses safe and effective perioperative anesthetic management of patients presenting with advanced levels of cardiac care such as drug-eluting stents, multiple antiplatelet drugs, ventricular assist devices, multiple drugs for end-stage heart failure, and implanted electrical devices that produce cardiac resynchronization therapy, as well as patients with complicated obstetric problems or other significant cardiovascular issues. Features a concise, easy-to-navigate format and Key Points boxes in each chapter that help you find answers quickly. 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.

Angiography Pocketcard Set (Cards): Anthony Bavry Angiography Pocketcard Set (Cards)
Anthony Bavry
R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Angiography pocketcard Set contains a review of important principles used in the administration of angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Content includes the following: Recommendations for selecting appropriate viewing angles for coronary visualization Indications, contraindications and risks of cardiac catheterization and angiography Preprocedural assessment and pretreatment in cardiac catheterization Coronary lesion classification and associated PCI success rates Hemodynamic normal values, waveforms, and formulas Catheter descriptions, TIMI score, and other useful information This pocketcard is intended for interventional cardiologists and other healthcare personnel working with the administration of angiography and PCI in patients with coronary artery disease.

Self-powered SoC Platform for Analysis and Prediction of Cardiac Arrhythmias (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Hani Saleh, Nourhan... Self-powered SoC Platform for Analysis and Prediction of Cardiac Arrhythmias (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Hani Saleh, Nourhan Bayasi, Baker Mohammad, Mohammed Ismail
R2,742 R2,455 Discovery Miles 24 550 Save R287 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents techniques necessary to predict cardiac arrhythmias, long before they occur, based on minimal ECG data. The authors describe the key information needed for automated ECG signal processing, including ECG signal pre-processing, feature extraction and classification. The adaptive and novel ECG processing techniques introduced in this book are highly effective and suitable for real-time implementation on ASICs.

Sickle Cell Disease (Hardcover): Phill Jones Sickle Cell Disease (Hardcover)
Phill Jones
R909 R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Save R106 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1910, Dr. James B. Herrick published Western medical literature's first description of a person with sickle cell disease. Soon, other physicians reported patients with similar symptoms and confirmed the characteristic feature of the disease: elongated red blood cells. In 1922, the peculiar shape of the cells inspired the official name for the disorder. Within 30 years, scientists had learned about the cause of sickle cell disease - an abnormal form of hemoglobin. ""Sickle Cell Disease"" explores the scientific discoveries that led to an understanding of the genetic basis of the disease, explaining how a single mutation in hemoglobin multiplies into the many symptoms of sickle cell disease. Also investigated are treatments that help individuals manage sickle cell disease symptoms, and how gene therapy and stem cell therapy may one day lead to a cure for the disease.

Antithrombotic Therapy Pocketcard Set (Cards): Bbp Antithrombotic Therapy Pocketcard Set (Cards)
Bbp
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Right Heart (Hardcover, 2014): Sean P. Gaine, Robert Naeije, Andrew John Peacock The Right Heart (Hardcover, 2014)
Sean P. Gaine, Robert Naeije, Andrew John Peacock
R4,036 R3,251 Discovery Miles 32 510 Save R785 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The heart and lung are intricately linked. When the heart is affected by disease, the lungs will often show some related pathological or clinical conditions and vice versa. Pulmonary heart disease is by definition a condition when the lungs cause the heart to fail. The left ventricle in combination with the other structures in the "left heart" pumps blood throughout the body. The right ventricle (and structures of the "right heart") pumps blood to the lungs where it is oxygenated and returned to the left heart for distribution. In normal circumstances, the right heart pumps blood into the lungs without any resistance. The lungs usually have minimal pressure and the right heart easily pumps blood through. However when there is lung disease present, like emphysema, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) or pulmonary hypertension- the small blood vessels become very stiff and rigid. The right ventricle is no longer able to push blood into the lungs and eventually fails. This is known as pulmonary heart disease. Pulmonary heart disease is also known as right heart failure or cor pulmonale. The chief cause of right heart failure is the increase in blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary artery).

Education in Heart, Volume 1 (Hardcover, Volume 1 Ed.): Peter Mills Education in Heart, Volume 1 (Hardcover, Volume 1 Ed.)
Peter Mills
R1,809 R1,689 Discovery Miles 16 890 Save R120 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Education in Heart is designed to cover the core subjects for a continuing medical education programme in cardiology. This popular series is now collected in book form, creating a comprehensive update for cardiologists in key topical areas. Every peer reviewed contribution has been commissioned from a leading international specialist, to give a concise, yet authoritative overview. Chapters are enhanced with full colour illustration and useful summaries, and additional references and ongoing correspondence can be accessed via the Heart website
Volume 1 includes 36 separate topics grouped into the main subspecialities:
Coronary disease
Heart failure
Cardiomyopathy
Valve disease
Electrophysiology
Congenital heart disease
Imaging techniques
General cardiolgy
This is the first volume of an annual publication which will be an invaluable resource for all practising cardiologists needing to keep up to date in the major clinical areas.

Fundamentals of Cardiac Pacing (Paperback): Anne B Curtis Fundamentals of Cardiac Pacing (Paperback)
Anne B Curtis
R1,699 Discovery Miles 16 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Cardiac Pacing was just honored with 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review! An introductory guide to cardiac pacing, Fundamentals of Cardiac Pacing covers the key topics that residents, fellows, nurses, and other clinical personnel must be familiar with in order to care for the growing number of patients with cardiac pacemakers. This concise and clearly written handbook covers all dimensions of cardiac pacing including indications, technology, implantation techniques, programming, diagnostics, and follow-up as well as evidence-based guidelines for pacemaker implantation, avoidance of complications, and patient preparedness. This is a straightforward, complete and essential guide to the long-term care of patients with cardiac pacemakers, and is the perfect resource for any health care professional.

On Having a Heart Attack - A Medical Memoir (Paperback, New): William O'Rourke On Having a Heart Attack - A Medical Memoir (Paperback, New)
William O'Rourke
R510 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R175 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"As I walked away with my refreshments, I felt something peculiar. It was so strange it stopped me mid-step. I was forty-five years old, and I had felt many things, but never before this particular feeling: I felt a click deep inside. The image the sensation produced in my mind was of a BB, a small round piece of copper-colored lead, falling into a socket. It was a very clear image. A BB is tiny, but the one I imagined felt infinitesimal, microscopic. Yet I felt it, a click, metal on metal-like an expensive, microscopic gear had slipped, some exquisite piece of machinery falling out of alignment. Some medieval example of craftsmanship, a gyroscope, something intricate, needing fine balance. The feeling, the event, was located in my chest, below my left breast. It was thoroughly interior, as if a signal had been sent and registered, what those giant satellite dishes are poised waiting for, a transmission from deep space." - from Chapter 1That was October 26, 1991, in what became a singularly awful day in the life of William O'Rourke. Minutes later, at the beginning of a Notre Dame football game, he began to suffer his heart attack. O'Rourke's account of that day, and everything that followed, is personal, informative, humorous, and highly literate. With its extended description of what an MI feels like and how people around the patient react, his memoir provides a bedside view of his experience and all of the emotions-both extraordinary and quotidian-that accompanied it.What is startling is how that momentous event, the heart attack, divides life irretrievably into a "before" and "after." Gone are the assumptions of what is safe and healthy; replacing them is a newly-forged relation of mind and body, a treacherous one which breeds a physical paranoia that only lessens after months. O'Rourke vividly describes the extreme pain of the attack, the forced inactivity of recuperation, and the melancholy of embracing life anew while accepting a heightened awareness of mortality. He knows his luck in having supportive family and friends, and uses his time away from normal routine to examine his family history for likely genetic proclivities for heart disease.Through his description of his experience-from MI, to angioplasty, to cardiac catheterization to, fourteen years later, a quintuple bypass and a second round of cardio-rehabilitation-he asks us to change behaviors we can affect and pay attention to our health. It does, after all, come down to this: "Here's to life."Enriched with a medical glossary and selected bibliography, this is a helpful compendium for other recuperating patients and their families, or anyone concerned about heart disease, or interested in memoir.

Making Sense of Echocardiography - A Hands-on Guide, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Andrew R. Houghton Making Sense of Echocardiography - A Hands-on Guide, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Andrew R. Houghton
R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Echocardiography is one of the most useful and powerful diagnostic tools in the assessment of cardiac function. It remains a rapidly expanding modality, with new techniques constantly developing and maturing. Building on the success of the original work, the second edition of Making Sense of Echocardiography: A Hands-on Guide provides a timely, accessible overview for those learning echocardiography for the first time as well as an accessible handbook that experienced sonographers can refer to throughout their careers. The strong clinical focus and concentration on real-life scenarios make this book especially relevant in day-to-day practice. New chapters in this edition discuss myocardial mechanics and speckle tracking and 3D echo. The book also contains significantly expanded and updated material on: Contrast echocardiography Tissue Doppler imaging Intravascular ultrasound and epicardial echocardiography The left ventricle and its systolic function Left ventricular diastolic function The left atrium Supplying the latest guidelines and evidence-based clinical advice, this edition is also supplemented with new illustrations and an updated website. Fully updated key references for further reading are provided for each chapter. This accessible yet comprehensive text will ensure readers are up to date on the essentials in the field and can confidently integrate new procedures into their everyday practice.

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