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For over forty years The ECG Made Easy has been regarded as the best introductory guide to the ECG, with sales of over half a million copies as well as being translated into more than a dozen languages. Hailed by the British Medical Journal as a "medical classic", it has been a favourite of generations of medical and health care staff who require clear, basic knowledge about the ECG. This famous book encourages the reader to accept that the ECG is easy to understand and that its use is just a natural extension of taking the patient's history and performing a physical examination. It directs users of the electrocardiogram to straightforward and accurate identification of normal and abnormal ECG patterns. A practical and highly informative guide to a difficult subject. Provides a full understanding of the ECG in the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac rhythms. Emphasises the role of the full 12 lead ECG with realistic reproduction of recordings. The unique page size allows presentation of 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity. A new opening chapter entitled 'The ECG made very easy' distils the bare essentials of using an ECG in clinical practice with minimal theory and maximum practicality. The second part explains the theory underpinning the recording of an ECG in order to start basic interpretation of the 12 leads. The third part looks at the clinical interpretation of individual ECGs in patients with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and syncope as well as understanding the normal variations in ECGs recorded from healthy subjects.
A complete guide to understanding and treating peripheral arterial disease
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..".especially welcome...One of the many aspects that make this text a wonderful contribution to the literature and deserving of a place in any clinician's library is its comprehensiveness....the diverse backgrounds of the authors contribute to its unique and comprehensive perspective. Peripheral Arterial Disease contains practical information on common disease entities that confront practitioners, as well as insight into the rarer entities that frequently require textbook consultation."--"JAMA"
" It is almost certainly the most comprehensive collection of material devoted solely to noncardiac arterial health and disease ever assembled....This is a good book with something in it for everyone. It is well written and edited, comprehensive, and very up to date. 3 Stars."--"Doody's Review Service"
Written by a multidisciplinary team of internationally recognized authors, this book delivers an in-depth and practical overview of peripheral arterial disease. It covers all major extracardiac arterial systems and serves as a point-of-care reference for the vascular surgeon, radiologist, vascular internist, and cardiologist. "Peripheral Arterial Disease" offers essential insights on clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, and various treatment options, including medical, surgical, and endovascular modalities.
Features: Expert coverage of anatomy, epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, and more Focus on both common and rare disease states in all peripheral circulations Section on diagnostic imaging modalities, including agiography, IVUS, MRI, and ultrasound More than 500 color figures, tables, and charts Author team represents a wide range of specialties Important chapters on vasculitis, intracranial disease, carotid artery disease, the ascending thoracic aorta, and lower extremity peripheral arterial disease -all of which reflect the book's expansive scope Review of fundamental topics such as clinical assessment of endothelial function, blood pressure regulation, taking patient history, and the physical exam
This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the structure and function of the right heart, comprising the right atrium, right ventricle, tricuspid valve and pulmonary circulation. Anatomy and physiology of the right heart, etiology and role of imaging of right heart failure, as well as treatment options, from pharmacological regimes to surgery are included in the text. Algorithms and flow diagrams are provided with illustrated snapshots of the decisions involved in the management of these patients. The Failing Right Heart is aimed to serve as an essential reference for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac intensivists on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital or acquired right heart disease.
This atlas of echocardiography presents more than 100 cases of adult congenital heart disease, from diagnosis to treatment follow-up. The coverage is broad, encompassing atrial and ventricular septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, cyanotic adult congenital heart disease, and numerous other anomalies, as well as findings on fetal echocardiography. For each disease, all echocardiographic images and views which proved of diagnostic value are arranged sequentially, with inclusion of transesophageal echocardiographic images whenever appropriate. Additional pertinent information is provided relating to diagnosis and treatment, and key teaching points are highlighted. The superb quality of the illustrations and the range of cases considered (including many rare ones) ensure that this atlas will be of great value for cardiology residents and fellows and highly relevant to day-to-day practice.
Approximately 120 different surgical procedures are used to correct congenital heart diseases, and the burden that this places on the surgeon is compounded by the exceptional complexity of the techniques and the rarity of many of the lesions. Training is problematic, not least because of legal issues, and currently available texts, drawings and images are no substitute for real `live' surgery. Against this background, the authors have set out to create an interactive multimedia manual that covers many aspects of congenital heart surgery. Each heart defect is addressed in an individual chapter, elaborating specific surgical anatomy and indication for surgery of heart defect first, followed by video clips depicting the operative approach and technique. The clips are accompanied by a clear descriptive narrative and patient history and diagnostic images are available to provide a clear backdrop to the operation. The chosen format makes this manual not only a very powerful teaching tool for practicing cardiac surgeons and surgeons in training but also a valuable source of information for related services such as pediatric and adult cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologist, cardiac intensivists, perfusionists and medical students.
This book provides a comprehensive account of the pathogenesis, clinical features, and management of ocular vascular occlusive disorders, with the focus very much on the scientific evidence. This offers a sound basis for addressing the many controversies that surround these disorders, which collectively constitute the most common cause of visual impairment or blindness. The book is divided into two sections, the first of which addresses the basic science and encompasses vascular anatomy, blood supply and flow, and retinal tolerance time to acute ischemia. The second, clinical, section covers the presentation, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of the full range of vascular occlusive disorders of the retina, the choroid, the anterior segment of the eye, ophthalmic manifestations of carotid artery disease and the optic nerve. Ocular Vascular Occlusive Disorders, written by a distinguished world leader in the field, will be invaluable for general ophthalmologists, and particularly for retina specialists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and researchers.
Cardiac Pacing and ICDs, 6e is the ideal resource for clinicians who need an accessible, clinically-focused guide to cardiac pacemakers, ICDs and CRTs. Completely updated, and now with larger full-color images throughout, this new sixth edition offers thorough coverage of essential topics like: * Indications for both temporary and permanent pacing * Pacing hemodynamics explained in clinically relevant terms with simple algorithms for mode selection and device programming * Tips and Tricks for implantation and removal of devices and left ventricular leads * Evaluation and management of pacemaker and ICD device malfunctions * MRI safety and how to follow patients with devices * Remote follow up and more * Thoroughly revised and redone to provide more tables, charts and figures explaining devices Cardiac Pacing and ICDs, 6e presents all aspects of pacing in an intuitive, easy-to-use way: chapters proceed from pacing basics and indications through initial patient presentation, device implementation, trouble-shooting, and long-term follow-up an approach that mirrors the clinician s course of action in treating and managing patients. Itis the perfect reference for cardiology and electrophysiology fellows, general clinical cardiologists, and electrophysiologists who want a clear-headed, authoritative overview of current devices and best practices for their use treating heart rhythm abnormalities. It will also be of great use to those studying for the IHRBE Examination in Devices, and individuals in this field who care for patients with implantable devices at all levels.
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It strikes one in four Americans without warning, triples your risk of dying from a heart attack, increases your risk of stroke sevenfold, and can lead to kidney disease, diabetes, and blindness...and to fight it, you may be taking expensive-and dangerous-drugs. Now Dr. Julian Whitaker, a leading champion of nutritional medicine, unleashes a new weapon in the war against hypertension. His natural program offers a simple yet dramatically effective plan to combat this lethal disease.
`Jauhar weaves his own personal and family story into his history of the heart...very effectively... This gives a certain dramatic tension to the book, as it tells the fascinating and rather wonderful history of cardiology.' -Henry Marsh, New Statesman A Mail on Sunday Book of the Year The heart lies at the centre of every facet of our existence. It's so bound up with our deepest feelings that emotional trauma causes it to change shape. Practising cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar beautifully weaves his own experiences with the defining discoveries of the past to tell the story of our most vital organ. He looks at some of the pioneers who risked their careers and their patients' lives to better understand the heart. People like Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the world's first documented heart surgery, and Wilson Greatbatch, who accidentally invented the pacemaker. Amid gripping scenes from the operating theatre, Jauhar interweaves stories about the patients he's treated with the moving tale of his family's own history of heart problems, from his grandfather's sudden death in India - an event that sparked his life-long obsession - to the ominous signs of how he himself might die. He also confronts the limits of medical technology and argues that future progress will be determined more by how we choose to live rather than by any device we invent.
Angina is most commonly associated with myocardial ischemia, but may also be symptomatic of valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or uncontrolled high blood pressure. While chronic or stable angina is predictable and relatively easy to manage, it is the sudden and unexpected onset of symptoms in patients with unstable angina that represents the most significant challenge to the clinician, being a risk indicator for acute MI, severe cardiac arrhythmia or even cardiac arrest. Since chest pain can also indicate a number of other less critical conditions, it is important that the clinician can rapidly and accurately determine the true risk status of the patient in each case. In this atlas, the authors guide the reader through the assessment of the patient with chest pain, beginning with the simple physical examination and evaluation of other risk factors that may be present, progressing to non-invasive tests such as EKG and various imaging techniques, and concluding with coronary angiography. The diagnostic value of each of these techniques is compared and appropriate guidance given on evaluating clinical findings.
This third volume in the "Progress in Hypertension" series is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kozo Okamoto the creator of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) and malignant stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (M-SHRSP). The papers in this volume deal with pathophysiology and pharmacology of SHR. The contributions describe new trends in SHR research from haemodynamic characteristics to immunological views. The emphasis is placed on the development of transgenic rats and the use of tissue culture studies to elaborate SHR characteristics. The possible use of SHRSP as a model of cerebrovascular dementia can also serve as a novel concept to facilitate the study of vascular dementia. The role of excitatory amino SHR are also covered in this book.
The increase of emotional stress has disturbing effects on the neurohumoral regulation of metabolic processes, especially in relation to the cardiovascular system, and increases the changes of organisms developing atherosclerosis. This book studies the effects on the cardiovascular system (in IHD patients) caused by emotions of diverse biological qualities (both positive and negative). At the same time, the relationship between these effects on the functional activity of various hormonal systems and the blood coagulation system are studied in order to determine the mechanisms and development of atherosclerotic processes.
This new edition of the bestselling step-by-step introduction to cardiac pacemakers now includes additional material on CRT and an accompanying website. It retains the effective use of full-page illustrations and short explanations that gained the book such enormous popularity and now provides information on recent advances in cardiac pacing, including biventricular pacing for the treatment of heart failure.
A step-by-step guide to mastering recognition and interpretation of pediatric EKGs for pediatric nurses at all levels, physician assistants, residents, paramedics, medical students, and technicians.This time-tested publication has successfully trained numerous pediatric nurses from a leading children's hospital. Pediatric advanced practice registered nurses and clinical nurse specialists working in acute or critical care settings, as well as physician assistants and medical residents, need to understand the principles of accurate pediatric EKG interpretation and the appropriate follow-up steps necessary for the best patient care. With a total of 100 EKGs, rhythm strips, and interpretations, this comprehensive but concise text analyzes all levels of arrhythmias to allow pediatric health care providers to interpret normal and abnormal pediatric EKGs and rhythm strips with confidence.This user-friendly, quick reference outlines the basic rules for pediatric arrhythmias and EKG interpretations using a multitude of different EKGs and rhythm strips and basic but critical figures and tables. With the use of a systematic checklist for standard evaluation, the text walks the reader through the essential signs that a health care provider must learn to recognize when examining the EKGs and rhythm strips of their pediatric patients. This book culminates in a robust selection of 50 EKGs and additional rhythm strips for practice and a self-test on the material presented in the preceding chapters. The answers can be compared with the cardiologist's interpretations for reinforcement of understanding and application.Pediatric Arrhythmias and EKGss for the Health Care Provider teaches readers in a quick, at-a-glance approach:To obtain an interpretable pediatric tracingTo implement a proper measurement methodTo understand both normal and abnormal EKGsTo learn the quickest and most accurate QTc methodTo systematically use tables, diagrams, figures, and graphs for interpretationTo interpret with confidence even very complicated tracingsTo know which tracings need a pediatric cardiologist's attention
The aim of this guide is to provide clinicians with practical reference for the management of hypertensive patients with other cardiovascular risk factors, which originate from impaired metabolic functions. With the aid of carefully selected, paradigmatic case studies, the physician will find sound advice for the best approach to common but often under-recognized clinical situations, and answers to practical questions that arise when a specific condition is not directly addressed in the guidelines. Question-and-answer sections will help the reader to identify at a glance the most complex steps in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. In a "real world" clinical setting, the hypertensive patient rarely presents with hypertension as the only cardiovascular risk factor, and is more likely to be affected by other metabolic risk factors, such as impairment of lipid metabolism, glucose homeostasis, and purine metabolism, and by overweight or obesity. These cases will serve as a basis for analyzing best practice, highlighting problems in diagnosis and treatment, and selecting the most appropriate management of patients with metabolic risk factors in everyday practice.
Current, comprehensive, and focused, the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine returns for its fourth edition. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this trusted, quick-reference guide includes the latest evidence-based guidelines and recommended management of medical emergencies alongside new figures and clinical tips from experienced authors and a team of dedicated specialist reviewers. With a new chapter on acute medicine and the older patient, and even more distilled key points and practice tips, it is accessible to all members of the multidisciplinary team and practitioners across an even wider range of specialties. The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine remains the must-have resource for all those dealing with acute illness. Your practical guide to the presentation, causes, and management of the acutely ill patient, this Handbook will take you step-by-step through the management of the patient while awaiting specialist help, and beyond, with details of specialist treatments to help you make an informed decision about your patients' ongoing care.
This book describes the fundamental biology and mechanics of the vasculature and examines how this knowledge has underpinned the development of new clinical modalities, including endovascular treatment and vascularization of reconstructed tissue for regenerative medicine. Vascular engineering is a multidisciplinary field integrating vascular biology, hemodynamics, biomechanics, tissue engineering, and medicine. Each chapter offers insights into the dynamics of the circulatory system and explains how the impact of related disease conditions - atherosclerosis, hypertension, myocardial ischemia, and cerebral infarction - has generated a focus on developing expertise to both maintain and treat the vascular system. As a comprehensive book in this expanding area, Vascular Engineering serves as a valuable resource for clinicians as well as academics and professionals working in biophysics, biomedical engineering, and nano and microrheology. Graduate students in these subject areas will also find this volume insightful.
The number of dialysis patients, and their ages, continues to increase globally. This creates major issues such as rising medical costs in an aging population, how to best manage end-of-life care, and how to train the various practitioners involved in dialysis care. After the US and China, Japan occupies 3rd place with regard to the number of dialysis patients and is also widely regarded as a world leader in dialysis. This book contains selected articles - organized into 4 chapters - that discuss recent advances in dialysis therapy in Japan. Chapter 1 presents insights into causes, risk factors, disease associations, and possible implications for management of dialysis patients. Chapter 2 examines recent progress in hemodialysis treatment, and chapter 3 focuses on developments in peritoneal dialysis. The final chapter concentrates on recent advances in apheresis and current trends in practice, among other topics. This book is aimed at nephrologists, physicians, urologists, nurses, clinical engineers, pharmacists, and nutritionists. It is a significant contribution to furthering the progress of dialysis therapy worldwide.
A practical resource covering both elective and emergency procedures for the practicing vascular and endovascular clinician This book provides medical professionals (vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, endovascular neurologists, vascular medicine specialists) with a reference guide to the most common and accepted approach to endovascular management of peripheral vascular disease. It also addresses urgent interventions in the acute setting of the various vascular beds, and covers emerging areas such as stroke intervention and endovascular treatment of pulmonary embolism and vascular trauma. Edited by a multidisciplinary team, Endovascular Interventions offers in-depth coverage of the field in seven parts: Overview; Supra-Aortic Intervention in High Risk Patients: Innominate, Subclavian, Carotid, Vertebral and Intracranial Interventions; Interventions of the Aorta; Renal and Mesenteric Interventions; Lower Extremity Interventions; Venous Disease; and Vascular Trauma. Each section covers the technical aspects of the procedures as well as the fundamental clinical aspects which are necessary in the evaluation of patients considered for interventions. Chapters feature illustrations, case studies, key learning points, equipment lists, and sample questions and answers which can be used for Board exam practice. Practical review of vascular and endovascular medicine covering both elective and emergency procedures Illustrated, templated chapters provide rapid answers to questions and include case studies, key learning points, and equipment lists Includes sample questions and answers that are handy for Board exam practice Edited by multidisciplinary experts Endovascular Interventions is an excellent review book for all practicing and aspiring vascular and endovascular specialists.
"Cardiac Mapping is the cardiac electrophysiologist's GPS. It will guide you to new places in the ""heart and help you find the old places more easily...a valuable addition to your bookshelf"
Douglas P. Zipes, from the Foreword.
Over the course of three previous editions, this book has become the acknowledged gold standard reference on the electro-anatomical mapping of the heart. This new edition features greatly expanded coverage--the number of chapters have doubled to 80 with 40 new chapters--on leading edge science, new clinical applications and future frontiers, authored by a who's-who of global electrophysiology.
This unique text offers truly comprehensive coverage of all areas of cardiac mapping, from core scientific principals to methodological and technical considerations to the latest data that you can put to work caring for patients. In addition, the all new 4th edition adds essential content on: Mapping in experimental models of arrhythmiasMapping supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmiasNew catheter-based techniquesAlso featuring a companion website with video clips illustrating essential techniques described in the text
The only state-of-the-art, stand-alone text on this dynamic subject, Cardiac Mapping is an essential resource for basic scientists, clinical electrophysiologists, cardiologists and all physicians who care for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
This handbook brings together the full weight of contemporary evidence bearing on what is now commonly termed "psycho-cardiology". It focuses on the role of psycho-social factors in the genesis and clinical management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The book constitutes a critically reviewed compendium of current knowledge in the area, coupled with guides to evidence-based best practice in the field of psycho-cardiology. The following categories are covered: Social/demographic risk for CVD, Personality and CVD risk, Stress and CVD risk, Psychopathology (particularly affective disorders) and CVD risk, The psychological management of those with clinical CVD, Psychology in the prevention of CVD. The book integrates the evidence into a compelling argument that clinicians, researchers and those in public health will discount the role of psychological factors in regard to CVD at their own peril. And importantly for clinicians charged with the care of patients with CVD, the book poses the argument that failure to recognize the links between psychological factors and CVD may well be at the considerable peril of those patients under their care.
This updated textbook provides an essential evidence-based approach to echocardiography and includes practical case-based instruction illustrating a wide variety of clinical scenarios in which echocardiography is a vital diagnostic option for physicians. It reflects how echocardiography has evolved into a complex multimodality method for evaluating and quantifying cardiovascular lesions, and explains the use of hemodynamic assessment of the heart using echocardiography, transesophageal and three-dimensional echocardiography, deformation imaging and assessment of myocardial perfusion, which have added a new dimension to real-time noninvasive evaluation of patients. Echocardiography highlights the clinical utility of these evolving modalities that are now crucial to the renaissance of echocardiography, and it provides a thorough clinical review of this most revealing and adaptable methods of imaging a patient. The Editors and their world-class group of contributors have created an essential reference for those in training or who already use echocardiography in their practice.
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