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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.
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.
* First book dedicated to this disease, previously thought to be incurable, but with the advent of new drugs, now amenable to management and a much improved prognosis for patients * From the PAH Association, the leading experts in field * Incorporates the latest AACP management guidelines * Includes evidence-based treatment algorithms based on the recently updated ACCP Guidelines for Medical Treatment * Aimed at specialists in pulmonology and cardiovascular disease, this volume provides the clinician with the most up to date information on the effective management of PAH
Lower Extremity Vascular Disorders (Arterial and Venous) represents a compilation of topics related to lower extremity vascular disorders. It is divided into four sections: (1) Northwestern Vascular Surgery Annual Symposium reflects on its history; (2) Arterial Disease covers exercise therapy for claudication, open and percutaneous common femoral artery interventions for occlusive disease, challenges to and advancements in stent technology, vein harvest and bypass surgery, arterial injuries after knee trauma, and iliac endofibrosis; (3) Venous Disease addresses abdominal and pelvic venous compression syndromes, varicose vein management, acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis, and approaches to venous ulcers; (4) Wounds consists of one chapter covering advances in wound management. The annual symposium on vascular surgery, sponsored by the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, addresses contemporary topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery. Presentations at the symposium cover the full spectrum of vascular surgery, including changes in management of extracranial cerebrovascular disease, new treatment options for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis access, improvements in techniques for complex venous disease, and developments in aortic stent graft repair in the chest and abdomen. The Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series is a topical compilation of the standout presentations from the most recent three symposia.
For centuries the analysis of the heart rhythm has belonged to the foundations of medical art. We know that doctors in ancient Tibet used the interpretation of the heart rate to draw prognostic conclusions-somehow a modern rationale-that deserves further attention. The rapid advancement of science is providing more and more information about the details, but the subatomic resolution of structures hides the risk and the complex procedures are fragmented into static impressions. The same has happened to the ECG. The revolutionary development, acknowledged by the Nobel Prize for Einthoven, ledfromtheanalysisofthedynamicheartratetothestaticanalysisofthe heartstream curve. It is only with the ECG Holter recording over longer periods that the cardiologists rediscovered the old dynamic. With the continuous recording of the heart rate and its periodicity, it became accessible to a new dimension, a dim- sion that requires technically well-de?ned foundations for accurate data coll- tion, detailed knowledge of the electrocardiologic particularities of arrhythmia, and medical knowledge for the translation of the results into a diagnostic synthesis. With the ECG Holter the issue is no longer just to detect an arrhythmia, but also to determine dynamic circumstance in which the critical event occurred. In fact, we investigate the trigger, the event, and the context, and we have to integrate all of that information within the clinical picture, from the pathology right through to the symptom-indeed a multi-dimensional task.
Saves Time and Effort"Find everything you need on the most advanced treatments for aortic and structural heart disease in one easy-to-reference book - Procedure videos included"
Percutaneous valve repair and replacement is one of the hottest topics in interventional cardiology. Substantial research has underscored the efficacy of emergent minimally-invasive procedures, and as a result percutaneous techniques are rapidly displacing surgical options as the treatment of choice for patients with aortic and structural heart disease.
Until now, you have been forced to gather information about the latest advances in endovascular and hybrid therapies in piecemeal fashion, via journal articles or by attending seminars on individual techniques.
Now, for the first time, you can get everything you need to add new techniques to your repertoire or achieve true mastery of procedures you have already begun to practice in one convenient book.
Master Leading-Edge Therapies"Practical, Step-by-Step Guide to the Latest Endovascular and Hybrid Techniques"
Edited by two of the most experienced practitioners in the field, Endovascular and Hybrid Therapies for Structural Heart and Aortic Disease covers everything interventionalists, radiologists, cardiac sugeons, and vascular surgeons need to know to master leading-edge therapies, including: Equipment selection and preparationExpert tips and tricks on individual therapiesUse of advanced imaging modalities like CT and real-time MRIOptimal management of complications and proper patient follow-upA review of the pertinent anatomy, information on patient evaluationComplex procedures and possible complicationsEssential hot topics: Hybrid Endovascular Aortic Arch Surgery, Technique of Thoracic Endografting for Thoracic Aneurysm using the Approved Gore TAG Device, Endovascular Robotics for Complex Aortic Intervention, and Transcatheter Closure of Mitral and Aortic Paravalvular Leaks, and more
Plus, each chapter is fully illustrated in color, and a companion website includes video clips of procedures covered in the text. Order your copy today
The fourth edition of this well-received book offers a comprehensive update on recent developments and trends in the clinical and scientific applications of multislice computed tomography. Following an initial section on the most significant current technical aspects and issues, detailed information is provided on a comprehensive range of diagnostic applications. Imaging of the head and neck, the cardiovascular system, the abdomen, and the lungs is covered in depth, describing the application of multislice CT in a variety of tumors and other pathologies. Emerging fields such as pediatric imaging and CT-guided interventions are fully addressed, and emergency CT is also covered. Radiation exposure, dual-energy imaging, contrast enhancement, image postprocessing, CT perfusion imaging, and CT angiography all receive close attention. The new edition has been comprehensively revised and complemented by contributions from highly experienced and well-known authors who offer diverse perspectives, highlighting the possibilities offered by the most modern multidetector CT systems. This book will be particularly useful for general users of CT systems who wish to upgrade and enhance not only their machines but also their knowledge.
With a growing population of young patients with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood, this unique new book offers an in-depth guide to managing the challenges and issues related to device therapy in this patient group. * The only book resource dedicated to pacing, cardiac resynchronization therapy and ICD therapy for the pediatric and congenital heart disease patient * Contains practical advice for pacemaker and ICD implantation, programming, trouble-shooting, managing complications and follow up * Up-to-date with the latest in device technology * Contains multiple graphics, device electrogram tracings, and radiographic images for clarity * Includes video clips and over 150 multiple choice questions with extended answers on companion website, ideal for self test * An invaluable resource for both the specialist pediatric cardiologist and the general cardiologist responsible for children with heart disease and pacing devices
Written by leading experts in the field, "Cardiovascular Diseases and Health in the Older Patient "covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. Based on and expanded from the cardiovascular section in "Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine," Fifth Edition, this book provides authoritative, practical information on one of the major diseases of old age. An excellent reference for clinical and pre-clinical levels, it's a must-have resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, as well as cardiac specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses.
The ECG Made Practical is a clinically-orientated book, showing how the electrocardiogram can help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms suggesting cardiovascular disease. The underlying philosophy of this Seventh Edition remains that the ECG has to be interpreted in the light of the patient's history and physical examination, thus the book is organised in chapters according to a patient's symptoms. Clinically-orientated with a quick reference list of cardiovascular conditions Builds on the basic knowledge outlined in the classic ECG Made Easy Emphasises the individuality of every ECG and uses full 12-lead ECG recordings to provide a realistic reproduction of the clinical environment. The unique page size allows presentation of 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity. Each chapter begins with a brief account of the relevant history and examination and ends with a short account of what might be done once the ECG has been interpreted. The ECG is a vital part of diagnosis and prolonged ambulatory ECG recording is now commonplace. This Seventh Edition includes a greater focus on ambulatory monitoring and the newer monitoring devices, while developments in pacing systems and defibrillators are described.
The pace of therapeutic advances in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is rapid, and new clinically-relevant information appears with such frequency that it can be extremely challenging for clinicians to keep up.
Still, knowledge and interpretation of major clinical trials is crucial for the range of clinicians who manage cardiovascular patients, especially since important trial evidence often needs to be implemented soon after it is published.
Confidently apply gold standard treatment for 10 of the most critical areas of cardiology Written by an international team of experts, "Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: Putting the Evidence into Practice" Provides a succinct overview of recent major clinical trials - the gold standard for all medical treatment - across all the major cardiovascular subspecialties, to ensure you're up-to-date on the most critical findingsGuides cardiology trainees and clinicians on how cardiovascular clinical trials are designed and conducted, including statistical methodology, so you can conduct and/or appraise future trials yourselfAddresses methodology as well as clinical effectivenessOffers evidence-based assessments on the most effective treatments and authoritative clinical information on management of the conditions so you can confidently apply what you learn
Physicians, surgeons, specialist nurses - any clinician seeking an accessible resource for designing and conducting cardiovascular trials and then translating their results into practice will appreciate this book's clear guidance and succinct and practical approach.
A companion book to Adult Congenital Heart Disease that will concentrate on the practical management of children with heart conditions. This is aimed at general paediatricians and physicians who are responsible for ongoing management, rather than specialists concerned with acute or rare presentations. The book will be illustrated with relevant radiology scans, demonstrating which investigations are appropriate, and will provide the relevant information for the generalist on patient management for different lesions. A section on emergency management is also included. Authorship is international, with contributions from both sides of the Atlantic and from Japan.
There has been an exponential increase in the amount of information available on the pathophysiology and management of heart diseases. Meanwhile, understanding of the underlying pathology and physiology has deepened and broadened with new methodologies to monitor cardiac structure and function. These developments have led to an overwhelming amount of information available to students, trainees, and physicians. What is in short supply is a comprehensive yet concise and clear description of the important cardiac conditions and disorders, an approach to their management, and an easily consulted and well-indexed summary to be used at the bedside or in the clinic. This book addresses that need.
This book presents advanced molecular imaging techniques used to assess metabolic function. Covering state-of-the art modalities, it discusses the evaluation of a wide range of diseases that have a metabolic component, including cancer, inflammatory conditions, diabetes, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disorders. Imaging provides a quantitative perspective to the assessment of metabolic function and complements genetic analysis of disorders related to disrupted metabolism. Organized into four parts, the book highlights basic principles in molecular imaging techniques; metabolic imaging approaches, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), and hybrid modalities; metabolic diseases; and future perspectives. Featuring contributions from leading authorities in radiology, oncology, cardiology, and neurology, Imaging and Metabolism is a pioneering exploration of the role of imaging modalities in assessing the physiological status of abnormal cells and diagnosing disease.
Filling a large gap in the literature, this book focuses on the management of patients who have, or are at risk of developing, cardiovascular disease. Designed to serve as a resource for the busy, practicing clinician, the approach is evidence-based but practical. Conceptual development and the exploration of biochemical and physiological mechanisms are balanced by focused attention on the everyday issues of caring for patients with specific metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Reinforced by case studies, the book discusses standards of care and challenging management issues. The authors discuss pharmacotherapeutic choices in light of findings from clinical trials, elements of care unique to women and people of different racial and ethnic groups, lifestyle modifications, and the risks and benefits of specific therapies. The book reviews comprehensive care in both primary and secondary prevention settings. Moreover, Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients encourages primary care providers to get more involved in treating such disorders as atherosclerotic disease, congestive heart failure, severe hypertension, complex dyslipidemias, and chronic renal disease, among others.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A concise introduction to the principles and practice of point-of-care echocardiography for neonatologists and other clinicians caring for sick neonates Practical Neonatal Echocardiography is written to help clinicians develop the skills necessary to perform a high quality neonatal echocardiographic examination, evaluate cardiac function, and recognize abnormalities and defects. This unique text is based on an acclaimed course the authors have taught for the past sixteen years where they train neonatologists and other clinicians in the use of cardiac ultrasound for on-the-spot examination and diagnosis of neonatal patients. Features -Provides an introduction to the basic principles of echocardiography and the ultrasound scanners commonly used at pediatric cardiac centers-Neonatal cardiac anatomy is clearly described through use of 2-dimensional images and video clips-Chapters teach assessment of cardiac structure and function, central and peripheral blood flow, shunts, and pulmonary pressure-Myocardial dysfunction, heart failure, shock, hypotension, cardiomyopathy, cyanosis, pulmonary hypertension, and more are discussed in detail with multiple illustrative cases-Describes common features of ultrasound scanners and how to use them-Helps clinicians make informed choices about transducer selection, detailing particular advantages and disadvantages-Includes detailed descriptions of detecting abnormalities of cardiovascular function with and without congenital defects -Bolstered by more than 200 video clips (available at PracticalNeonatalEcho.com) that display real-life examples of normal vs. abnormal cardiac function in neonates
Ace the echocardiography boards with this unique review tool! Questions, Tricks, and Tips for the Echocardiography Boards provides one-of-a-kind assistance directly from those who have recently passed the exam - including hundreds of questions and video clips that mimic what you're likely to encounter. The Second Edition also incorporates valuable feedback from Dr. Sorrell's recent fellows, ensuring complete, up-to-date coverage of the information you need to know to perform at your best on the exam. Features 700+ questions and 350+ video clips with thorough explanations of both correct and incorrect answers, helping you place key concepts in the context of clinical practice. Includes a new chapter on how to accurately maneuver the transducer for particular views and make other adjustments, challenging you to go beyond mere book learning to a more complete understanding of optimal image acquisition. Incorporates questions related to new ASE guidelines, including new Class I and Class III indications. Provides test prep techniques as well as tips to save time, reduce anxiety, and optimize exam performance. Includes a practice exam that allows you to test your mastery of the content. Contains hundreds of images, figures, and tables that address key topics. 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.
In modern medicine, the aging population is prone to many simultaneous cardiovascular (CV) risk factors which often produce co-incident pathology. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the interaction between Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Diabetes and diverse CV diseases (CVD). This is a complex and challenging area, as the presence of CKD/diabetes promotes CVD while also complicating its treatment. The emergence of CKD as a public health priority is one of the most challenging problems of modern medicine. It is now solidly established that renal dysfunction portends a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases remains the main cause of death in western societies and the amplification of the death risk conveyed by coexisting CKD, even though still poorly understood, appears considerable. The bidirectional link that associates renal and cardiovascular diseases, the high risk of the death signalled by their coexistence and the considerable epidemiological burden imposed by this link is at the basis of the emergence of a new discipline aiming at making the borders between nephrology and cardiovascular medicine even more permeable than before. The term Cardio-Renal Syndrome was coined around 5 years ago to try to formalize this link, and act as a stimulus to interaction between clinical teams, researchers and others to achieve better management and outcomes for all. This book takes clinical presentations and clinical problems as its base, and then discuss the evidence for best management of common clinical problems as well as the reasons for the complex interplay between the cardiac and renal systems. Moreover, it addresses the issue of organizing healthcare to maximize the opportunities for prevention and best healthcare economic returns, building on cutting edge initiatives at the Karolinska, Stockholm. The book will be of immediate value and interest to all cardiologists and renal physicians.
The Effects of Hypertension chart takes a look at the potential problems associated with high blood pressure. Topics that are covered by graphics and text include damage to the heart, eyes, brain, kidneys and blood vessels, as well as the progression of plaque build-up. Heavy cover stock with protective varnish for durability.
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