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This fifth edition of Autonomic Failure covers the many recent advances made in our understanding of the autonomic nervous system. There are numerous new chapters and extensive revisions of all other contributions. This book makes diagnosis increasingly precise by fully evaluating the underlying anatomical and functional deficits, thereby allowing more effective treatment. This new edition continues to provide a rational guide to aid in the recognition and management of autonomic disorders for practitioners from a variety of fields, including neurology, cardiology, geriatric medicine, diabetology and internal medicine.
This atlas elucidates the role of the neuronal component in normal cardiovascular function and cardiac disorders and discusses the currently available imaging targets and probes. It provides a foundation in cardiac neuronal imaging and image processing and serves as a guide in the effective utilization of these techniques in clinical and research settings. The atlas discusses the principles of autonomic control in the regulation of cardiac function and disease; chemistry and biology of radiotracers designed to target changes in the myocardial sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation as a function of disease or treatment; neuronal imaging in heart failure and reverse remodeling and the use of PET imaging in quantification of cardiac innervation; cardiac sympathetic innervation in ventricular arrhythmias and device therapy; conditions that affect the autonomic nervous system; and the role of myocardial blood flow and cardiac neuronal imaging in denervation and reinnervation in cardiac transplant recipients. Featuring full-color illustrations, schematic diagrams, and diagnostic algorithms, Atlas of Cardiac Innervation is a valuable resource for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and electrophysiologists.
The dynamic field of Cardiology with its recent changes in management strategy and technology, make this new Cardiology pocket indispensable. The tools included, such as treatment algorithms, tables, and illustrations, make this pocket a prime practical reference tool. * Concise guidance on important and commonly seen cardiology conditions * Helps cardiologists in selecting diagnostic tool for various conditions * Provides recommendation for pre-operative evaluation taking into account specific risk factors and comorbidities as well as reviews commonly used by cardiologists * Easily accessible point-of-care reference for busy practitioners and cardiology trainees
A range of cardiac imaging techniques are available, each with a
unique approach. Most existing imaging books are predominantly
modality focused; however today's clinical cardiologist needs to
learn how to apply and integrate information from the different
modalities to aid clinical decision-making.
Provide the best possible emergency cardiovascular care - using the newest ECC guidelines! ACLS Study Guide, 5th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management to cardiac arrest rhythms and their management, electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes case studies and hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations. Case studies present common, realistic clinical situations, helping you learn and apply skills in cardiac rhythm interpretation, medication administration, and other essential interventions. ACLS Pearls boxes offer brief explanations of complex topics and useful tips for clinical practice. End-of-chapter quizzes include answers and rationales, helping you learn and remember the most important information. Easy-to-understand approach simplifies your study of advanced cardiac life support, thanks to Barbara Aehlert's unique, conversational writing style. NEW! UPDATED content centers on evidence-based practice recommendations, including the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. NEW! Improved format integrates all case studies into the appropriate chapters, so that you can apply concepts immediately to real-world situations.
This book provides a comprehensive up-to-date review of juvenile angiofibroma, with contributions from all relevant specialties. Starting with a brief introduction to the history, etiology and relevant anatomy, the book goes on to discuss the pathology, clinical features and treatment of this disease in depth, concluding with a summary of current controversies. Juvenile Angiofibroma is aimed at a global audience of otolaryngologists, endoscopists, head and neck surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and geneticists.
Endovascular Interventions uses a case-based approach to present the current methodology used for the treatment of peripheral arterial and venous diseases. Utilizing a series of case studies, the book presents readers with a range of complexities and complications encountered in daily practice, along with tips and tricks for overcoming them. Chapters are organized to give a comprehensive look at conditions involved in endovascular interventions, including intracranial strokes, lower extremity artery disease, access-related pseudoaneurysm, complications of intra-aortic balloon pumps, aortic dissections, and septic arteritis. Endovascular Interventions: A Case-Based Approach is a practical guide and valuable resource for the practicing interventional cardiologist, interventional radiologist, vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon.
Ideal for residents, fellows, and others who need a comprehensive, clinically focused understanding of echocardiography, The Echo Manual, 4th Edition, has been thoroughly revised with updated information, new chapters, and new video clips online. Written primarily by expert authorities from the Mayo Clinic, this best-selling reference remains a practical guide to the performance, interpretation, and clinical applications of today's echocardiography. Features all-new chapters specifically devoted to 3D echo, interventional echocardiography, and hand-carried ultrasound. Includes new echo videos that provide a valuable learning experience of echocardiography in motion. Provides a concise, user-friendly summary of techniques, diagnostic criteria, and quantitative methods for echocardiography, Doppler echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography. Presents complex material in an approachable, visually appealing manner that focuses on the clinical application of echocardiography as a diagnostic tool. Covers the latest techniques, standards, and applications - all highlighted by more than 900 high-quality, annotated images that are true to gray scale and color. Enhance Your eBook Reading Experience: Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.
Cardiovascular disease refers to the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, it is usually used to refer to those related to atherosclerosis. Chronic heart failure (CHF) has emerged as a major worldwide epidemic. This book gathers the latest research in cardiovascular disease with a focus on such topics as cardiac sarcoidosis; heart failure and acute phase proteins; endothelial dysfunction in hypertension; treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery; cholesterol and coronary atherosclerosis; pulse decomposition for artery pressure waveforms; and multidetector computed tomography as a potential modality to detect subclinical atherosclerosis.
The High Blood Pressure chart is a detailed overview of causes, effects and risk factors of hypertension. Damage to the eyes, brain, heart and kidneys are described and shown. A discussion of treatment and diet issues completes the chart. Heavy cover stock with protective varnish for durability.
The second edition of the Atlas of Vascular Disease reviews a number of important vascular disorders that are encountered in clinical practice, including aortic aneurysms and dissection, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and lymphedema. Recent, rapid advancements in vascular biology and technology have led to a new understanding of the human vasculature, which this book beautifully illustrates. The enhanced resolution of ultrasonography and less invasive therapeutic strategies are just two of the many additions this book covers in its comprehensive review of vascular disease. The 19 contributors, including Editor Dr. Mark A. Creager and Series Editor Dr. Eugene Braunwald, bestow their research and expertise upon readers in the book's 13 chapters. Readers are presented with full-color images depicting surgical techniques, X-rays and first-hand photographs relating to vascular disease and its counterparts.
The ECG is one of the most commonly used investigations in contemporary medicine. Interpretation of the ECG can appear daunting, but it is actually relatively straightforward as long as a systematic approach is taken. Pocket ECGs for Nurses assists with this task by providing a detailed yet readable introduction to ECG interpretation, supplemented by clinical information about how to act based on its findings. The book begins by covering the basics of cardiac anatomy and physiology and how these relate to the ECG. It then guides nurses on how to perform a high-quality ECG recording, interpret it and make sense of common ECG abnormalities. The book also includes a guide to ambulatory and bedside monitoring as well as useful chapter summaries. This pocketbook is an essential reference for the non-specialist who needs to be able to record and perform a basic and safe interpretation of an ECG. Written in plain language with clear explanations, bullet lists and summaries throughout, this handy guide will benefit nurses as well as paramedics and other allied health professionals in recording and reading ECGs.
The second edition of this key resource provides a broad and fundamental overview of basic cardiovascular (CV) hemodynamic principles with a focus on clinical assessment of CV physiology. Extensively updated, the book includes new coverage on noninvasive hemodynamic assessment and the effects of selected interventions on CV hemodynamics. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts such as preload, afterload, myocardial contractility, and cardiac output. Subsequent chapters examine the effects of interventions such as vasodilators, beta blockers, pressor agents, inotropes, and different forms of invasive circulatory support. The book also focuses on various methods of hemodynamic evaluation including echocardiography, CT/MRI, noninvasive hemodynamic assessment, and cardiac catheterization. The book concludes with a discussion of proper diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients using hemodynamic data on a variety of specific disease states. An invaluable contribution to the Contemporary Cardiology Series, Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: An Introductory Guide, 2nd edition is an essential resource for physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, and researchers in cardiology, emergency medicine, critical care, and internal medicine.
This highly illustrated textbook has been prepared by the Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Development is the authority on cardiovascular development from a perspective of both basic scientists and clinicians. The embryonic origin of congenital heart diseases and their pathology has been analysed in depth. Modern concepts pivotal to the understanding of cardiovascular morphogenesis, including those still subject to controversy, have been highlighted and the content covers the ESC Core Curriculum. The textbook will appeal to researchers and clinicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines including molecular and developmental biologists working on mechanisms of heart development in a range of model organisms as well as pathologists, morphologists, geneticists, and cardiologists.
This book reviews all aspects of the diagnosis and management of heart disease in women, covering areas such as gender differences in metabolic syndrome, hypertension and atherogenesis. Gender differences in cardiovascular diseases are widespread, but while gender medicine takes into account the effects of sex and gender on the health of women and men, traditionally, women have been underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials, in management of different cardiac diseases and drug use. Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease deals with the gender-specific differences in cardiac physiology and diseases and brings into perspective the critical significance of gender in management of cardiovascular disease presentations and management. As such it is of enormous use to all clinical staff who manage women with cardiovascular disease.
This book reviews current knowledge and recent advances in the diagnosis and management of myopericardial diseases, a spectrum of medical diseases and syndromes affecting a significant proportion of patients in clinical practice and presenting either as an isolated process or as a manifestation of a systemic disease. Unlike in other books, both pericardial and myocardial diseases are fully covered. Detailed guidance is provided on diagnosis and the role of integrated cardiovascular imaging, medical therapy, interventional diagnosis and therapy, and surgical diagnosis and therapy. Importantly, up-to-date original information is presented on indications and guidelines/recommendations planned for publication in 2015. This well-illustrated book will be an invaluable aid to diagnosis and management for practitioners in a range of medical specialties, including cardiology, internal medicine, rheumatology, family medicine, cardiac surgery, nephrology, and endocrinology.
Clinical Cardiology Made Easy is a concise, pocket-sized guide to a variety of significant heart conditions, from ischemic heart disease to pulmonary artery diseases. The book is divided into 14 chapters, each covering a different heart condition. Topics include hypertension, myocardial diseases, rheumatic fever, and the relationship between pregnancy and heart disease. Diagnosis and treatment of each condition are covered in detail. The Miscellaneous Disorders chapter focuses on thoracic aortic aneurysms, offering guidance on medical and surgical therapy. The book also provides a guide to ECG (electrocardiogram) analysis, with 299 full colour clinical images, diagrams, tables and illustrations throughout. The compact size and simple format of Clinical Cardiology Made Easy make it ideal for medical students, interns and residents who need a quick reference guide to the basics of heart diseases. Key points Pocket-sized guide to cardiology Nearly 300 full colour images and illustrations Covers 13 different heart conditions in detail
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure which is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Early bystander's CPR has been recognized as one of the most effective interventions in improving outcome and as an essential link of the survival's chain. In this book the authors present current research in the study of CPR, including predictors of survival from out- of-hospital cardiac arrest; aspirin resistance in cardiovascular disease; out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children and results of experience from a cardiopulmonary resuscitation program in Spain.
More than one million Americans undergo heart bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty every year at a cost of fifty billion dollars. But there is a simple, nonsurgical method to open clogged arteries that is administered in the doctor's office. Chelation therapy works in all the arteries at once, it's much safer, and is much less expensive.
Fetal cardiology is an important part of management for high-risk pregnancies: one in every 100 babies is born with a heart problem. Fully updated, this second edition of Fetal Cardiology covers all aspects of fetal heart disease and relevant non-cardiac aspects of diagnosis and management. This handbook provides clinically relevant guidance in a concise, practical format which is ideal for use in the clinic and as a quick reference for the reader. Featuring new chapters on the three vessel trachea view and neurodevelopment issues in fetal cardiac disease, and brand new high-quality annotated images; this new edition is the definitive pocket guide to the subject. Clearly structured to allow a systematic approach to diagnosis, decision making, and patient counselling, Fetal Cardiology is perfect as a refresher for experienced clinicians in fetal and cardiological care, or as an informative overview for the paediatrician, echocardiographer, and trainees in associated disciplines.
This book is intended for medical students unfamiliar with electrocardiograms (ECG); anyone just getting started with ECG can use this book to start from scratch. After familiarizing themselves with this simple and practical method for interpreting ECG, readers will discover how to quickly and easily read ECG strips without overlooking potentially abnormal conditions. Based on the authors' substantial experience, which is compared with other ECG interpretation methods and combined with traditional guidelines, the book equips readers with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to rapidly and accurately read and interpret ECG.
There is no accurate record of the number of electrograms recorded annually across the world, but it remains one of the most commonly used non-invasive investigations in the diagnostic armamentarium of the physician, despite or perhaps because of advances made in other techniques. There is evidence to suggest that the numbers of electrograms ordered has risen exponentially in the 1970-1990s and continues to rise today as cardiologists recognize the value of such a direct physiological measure of heart health.
Over the past century, there have been many good publications on the subject of electrocardiology. However, the first edition of this book represented a major contribution to the field. From the outset, the Editors aim was to collate as much as possible of the diverse aspects of the topic into one publication which could become a major reference resource for many years. The field of electrocardiology is not standing still and therefore in the 14 years since this first edition was published, much has occurred and this new edition is extremely timely.
This new edition of this key reference work summarizes the current knowledge of all aspects of theoretical and practical electrocardiology with particular emphasis on the interpretation of the electrocardiogram. The initial volume concentrates on the more theoretical aspects of the topic, as these form the foundations on which further advance is likely to be made. The second and third volumes of the book deal with the more clinical aspects of recording and interpreting the electrocardiogram, with the third volume concentrating on some of the specialized though no less important aspects of electrocardiology and electrocardiography.
This book summarizes our current understanding about the biology and patho-biology of cardiomyocytes and depicts common techniques for the study of these cells. The book is divided into two parts; the first part provides insight into role and function of cardiomyocytes under normal conditions and describes embryogenesis and differentiation, in the second part the role of cardiomyocytes in aging and disease is discussed and cellular responses under stress conditions illustrated. Cardiomyocytes represent the main mass of the heart, and cellular malfunction directly modifies heart function leading to subsequent heart failure. As such, cardiomyocytes are causative involved in the main reasons of heart failure, such as post-infarct remodeling, hypertensive heart disease, idiopathic heart failure, and interactions with other co-morbidities such as diabetes. On the other hand, cardiomyocytes are necessarily target of therapy. Therefore, a precise understanding of cardiomyocytes biology is a pre-requisite for proper disease treatment and evidence based medicine. The book is written for cell biologists, pharmacologists and biomedical researchers specialized in cardiac and vascular biology.
"Acute coronary syndromes: A handbook for clinical practice" is
part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide
medical professionals with the latest information about the
understanding, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases.
Management recommendations in this book are based on the
established European Guidelines, which encompass the best
techniques to use with each cardiac disease you are faced with.
Throughout the series, leading international opinion leaders have
been chosen to edit and contribute to the books.
"Acute coronary syndromes: A handbook for clinical practice" is
a concise, yet comprehensive overview of these frequent coronary
During the last decade, research on acute coronary syndromes has exploded and major advances have been made in the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of these patients. This is mainly due to the enormous incidence of acute coronary syndromes, but also because the prognosis still remains critical even with the benefit of our modern strategies. This segment of cardiovascular medicine is a rapidly evolving field and, with contributions from both North American and European experts, this book ensures that clinicians, interventional cardiologists and surgeons are all fully acquainted with the latest developments in acute coronary syndromes.
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