hursts the heart

valentin fuster


cardiology's cornerstone text and your first place to turn for the latest developments that promise better patient care hailed for its authority, currency, and ability to translate the latest research and advances into real-world clinical application, hurst's the heart is the field's landmark text and cardiology's longest continuously published reference book. written to meet your ever-changing clinical information needs, this trusted classic offers a solid foundation in cardiovascular medicine and complete coverage of all major cardiovascular topics. within its pages, you will find succinct, visually appealing summaries of all the major new trials and guidelines, along with tips for optimizing outcomes and health quality. the fourteenth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest technical, therapeutic, and clinical advances, while still maintaining a strong focus on quality patient care.authoritative coverage and unmatched utility: * new chapters include arrythmogenic cardiomyopathy; ischemic mitral regurgitation; degenerative mitral valve disease; left ventricular noncompaction; evaluation and management of acute heart failure; carotid artery stenting; and race, ethnicity, and cardiovascular disease * new sections include metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease and cigarette smoking and cardiovascular disease * new features include practice points and common clinical questions * more than 1,500 full-color illustrations and 500 tables (many new to this edition) * the wisdom, experience, and authority of approximately 300 expert contributors if you've been searching for a current, comprehensive, and authoritative overview of all major cardiology topics, hurt's the heart, fourteenth edition belongs on your more

cardiology secrets

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for more than 30 years, the secrets series(r) has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. cardiology secrets, 5th edition, features the secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and more

goldbergers clinical electrocardiography a simplified approach

ary l. goldberger


ideal for students and as a review for practicing clinicians, goldberger's clinical electrocardiography explains the fundamentals of ecg interpretation and analysis, helping facilitate an understanding of rhythm disorders and the relevant clinical outcomes. the authors take readers through the nuts and bolts of ecg, using dr. ary goldberger's award-winning teaching style to clarify complex concepts in an easy-to-read manner. you'll learn simple waveform analysis and beyond to present ecgs as they are used in hospital wards, outpatient clinics, emergency departments, and most especially intensive care units – where the recognition of normal and abnormal patterns is the starting point in patient more

atlas of ffr guided percutaneous coronary interventions 2016

tommaso gori


this book reviews the theory and practice of fractional flow reserve (ffr)-guided coronary intervention, a technique that gives sense and a rationale to daily decisions in the interventional suite. ffr guidance provides detailed information on coronary hemodynamics for the interventional cardiologist. this technique has profound practical implications for therapeutic decisions and for the prognosis of patients. the atlas of ffr-guided percutaneous coronary interventions provides practicing physicians clear information to understand both the complexity of the technique and the correct way to apply it. it is designed both to assist younger faculty and those in training, and to act as a clinical resource for more experienced practitioners. using the clinical cases outlined, the reader can learn to appreciate the pitfalls, tips and tricks that simplify the performance and interpretation of ffr and more

diagnosis and management of adult congenital heart disease

michael a. gatzoulis; gary d. webb; piers e. f. daubeney

designed to meet the needs of clinicians working with adults with congenital heart disease, diagnosis and management of adult congenital heart disease , by drs. michael a. gatzoulis, gary d. webb, and piers e. f. daubeney, offers essential guidance on the anatomical issues, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment options available to practitioners today. this latest edition features completely updated content, including new information for nurses and nurse practitioners who, now more than ever, are playing an important role in the care of adults with chd. you’ll also access four new chapters, illustrated congenital defects, coverage of long-term outcomes, and much more.

cases in structural cardiac intervention 2017

anitha varghese


multimodality cardiovascular imaging is essential for interventional cardiac procedures and both fields are evolving rapidly. multimodality imaging in cardiac interventions captures the current state of clinical utility and provides a unique visual aide for teaching, training, and education. the editors have brought together a variety of leading experts from across the united kingdom to guide the interested viewer in the indications and practicalities of state-of-the-art techniques. this book visually demonstrates the indications and methodology involved in several important cardiac interventions that rely heavily on multimodality cardiovascular imaging for their success. chapters cover topics such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (tavi), device closure of paravalvular leaks in the mitral and aortic positions, and the adjunctive use of computed tomographic angiography in percutaneous coronary intervention. visual simplicity in combination with excellent narration from experts in the field results in a unique up-to-date educational tool.
this book will appeal to a wide range of professionals from clinicians to potential patients and the medical press interested in learning about important advances in cardiovascular more

practical approach to peripheral arterial chronic total occlusions 2017

subhash banerjee


a practical, highly illustrative and easy to read reference for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiac/endovascular catheterization laboratory personnel, interventional radiologists, technical staff, industry professionals, investigators, and researchers on peripheral arterial cto interventions. peripheral cto lesions are present in nearly 50% of all peripheral arterial disease (pad) endovascular interventions. there is tremendous growth in the performance and learning of peripheral arterial cto procedures. there are several ongoing physician courses and many others that are being prepared; however, there is a significant lack of standardized selection, strategies, techniques and equipment necessary to achieve a high degree of reproducible success with low complication rates during the performance of these complex and technically challenging endovascular procedures. the book is not an academic "tour de force" description of the topic but rather a practical one with many illustrations and step-by-step explanations of the various procedure steps, what can go wrong, and troubleshooting.
heavy use of illustrations throughout limit the text to what is necessary to convey the message, and the book is supported by online case catalogues and board review questions. the book also includes never-before-published information on new more

cardiac pacing and defibrillation in pediatric and congenital heart disease

maully shah


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 devicesshow more

cardiology in a heartbeat

amar vaswani


compiled by a team of students and practising doctors and consultants from the university of edinburgh medical school, cardiology in a heartbeat provides practical advice to enable the reader to get to grips with the subject quickly and easily. this unique author team brings the reader the best of both worlds: the student authors focus on what students need to know whilst the contributions from senior medics ensure the book is accurate and covers the subject completely. the attractive full-colour layout and short, consistent chapters mean the book is easy to navigate through; this is especially useful when the reader wants to quickly brush up on a particular topic or find an answer to a specific question. the book boasts an array of design features specifically for students (such as pro-tips, exam essentials, mnemonics, 'in a nutshell' sections) to really help the reader understand the subject and, just as importantly, to pass their exams. a proportion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the british heart foundationshow more

case studies in clinical cardiac electrophysiology

john m. miller


keeping up with the use of new technologies in cardiology is becoming increasingly challenging. case studies in clinical cardiac electrophysiology helps to bridge the gap between knowledge and application with 28 cases spanning both common and uncommon arrhythmias and ablation scenarios, each of which includes the clinical presentation, baseline ecg, ecg during arrhythmia, stepwise electrophysiologic diagnostic maneuvers and some of their pitfalls, and optimal therapy. online access to the complete contents ensures the information you need is right at your more

practical cardiovascular medicine

elias b. hanna


prepare yourself for success with this unique cardiology primer which distils the core information you require and presents it in an easily digestible format. * provides cardiologists with a thorough and up-to-date review of cardiology, from pathophysiology to practical, evidence-based management * ably synthesizes pathophysiology fundamentals and evidence based approaches to prepare a physician for a subspecialty career in cardiology * clinical chapters cover coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disorders, pericardial disorders, and peripheral arterial disease * practical chapters address ecg, coronary angiography, catheterization techniques, ecnocardiography, hemodynamics, and electrophysiological testing * includes over 650 figures, key notes boxes, references for further study, and coverage of clinical trials * review questions at the end of each chapter help clarify topics and can be used for board preparation – over 375 questions in all!show more

integrative cardiology 2016 a new therapeutic vision

massimo fioranelli


this book is a detailed guide to a new integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of various cardiac disorders and risk factors, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. this approach combines various strategies, including metabolic cardiology, low-dose medicine, exercise programs, stress management programs, evaluation for inherited risk factors, and various other healing modalities. metabolic cardiology focuses on the prevention, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease at the cellular level through biochemical interventions with nutritional supplements that can promote energy production in the heart. low-dose medicine, on the other hand, interprets pathological phenomena as an imbalance in intercellular signaling that may be corrected through the administration of low physiological doses of messenger molecules. therapies outside of mainstream medicine may also be deployed in integrative cardiology, for example acupuncture, herbal medicine, and homeopathy.
integrative cardiology will be of interest to all practitioners wishing to learn about an approach that incorporates the incredible advances in medication and technology with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and mind-body more

heart failure 2016 a comprehensive guide to pathophysiology and clinical care

howard j. eisen


this comprehensively covers everything from pathophysiology to the evaluation of patients presenting with heart failure to medical management, device therapy, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, and include relevant cardiac imaging studies such as echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging studies which could be seen in their entirety as well as pathology slides, hemodynamic tracings and videos of cardiac surgery such as heart transplants and ventricular assist device implantation. finally, the book would have videos of patients with heart failure, heart transplants or ventricular assist devices, describing their clinical presentation and experiences. it is structured so that it can be used as a guide by physicians studying for the general cardiology or advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantations more

cardiac rehabilitation manual 2017

josef niebauer


this book fulfills the need for practical guidance among all professionals involved in the management of these patients, from residents and fellows of cardiology and internal medicine, surgical teams, physiotherapy professionals, critical care physicians and family medicine practitioners. the thoroughly updated content takes into account recent developments in cardiac rehabilitation, and incorporates practical advice on how to use guidelines in clinical practice. there will be one new chapter on patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy and all the others will be updated to keep up-to-date with the guidelines and current practice. cardiac rehabilitation is of key importance to ameliorate long-term morbidity and mortality resulting from cardiac diseases and events. however, much of the current literature is dense, unwelcoming and academic in style and format. for those physicians understanding the scope of cardiac rehabilitation there is a need to distill the guidelines and various management options available to them into a concise practical manual.
up until now, all references have looked at the general options, but there is definite need to investigate the practicalities of individual patient more

aortopathy 2017

koichiro niwa


this is the first textbook to focus on aortopathy, a new clinical concept for a form of vasculopathy. the first section of the book starts from discussing general concept and history of aortopathy, and then deals with its pathophysiology, manifestation, intrinsic factor, clinical implication, management and prevention. the second part closely looks at various disorders of the aortopathy such as bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of aorta. the book editors have published a lot of works on the topic and have been collecting relating data in the field of congenital heart disease for the past 20 years, thus present the book with confidence. the topic – an association of aortic pathophysiological abnormality, aortic dilation and aorto-left ventricular interaction – is getting more and more attention among cardiovascular physicians. this is the first book to refer for cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, achd specialists, etc. to acquire thorough knowledge on more

the heart in rheumatic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases pathophysiology clinical aspects and therapeutic approaches

udi nussinovitch


the prevalence of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions is constantly increasing. autoimmune diseases affect approximately 7-10% of the population of the united states, while more than 50,000,000 american adults suffer from some type of arthritis. the heart in rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases examines the complex mechanisms relating to cardiac diseases from a pathophysiological and clinical point of view. autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the coronary vessels, myocardium, pericardium, heart valves and the conduction system. the diagnosis of these unique cardiac complications necessitates medical awareness and a high index of suspicion. increased risk of advanced atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in the development of cardiac diseases in systemic, rheumatic and autoimmune illnesses. yet, other complex immune medicated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis. patients' optimal care requires coordination between the primary caregiver, the rheumatologist, immunologist and cardiologist. screening for cardiovascular risk factors, recognition of high-risk patients and identification of subclinical cardiac conditions are of great importance.
moreover, regulation of inflammation, as well as abnormal immune responses and the initiation of early treatments should be the focus of patient management. a continuous attempt to identify novel therapeutic targets and change the natural history of the underlying disease and its cardiac manifestations is in progress. the book aims at providing the readers with a state of the art collection of up to date information regarding clinically important topics based on experts' perspectives. this book was a result of an extended coordinated collaboration of one-hundred and forty distinguished scientists from thirty-one countries around the more

harrisons cardiovascular medicine 3e

m.d. joseph loscalzo, ph.d.

cardiovascular medicine – with all the authority of harrison’s

featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to cardiovascular medicine derived from harrison’s principles of internal medicine, nineteenth edition (including content from the acclaimed harrison’s dvd, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined harrison’s. you will find 53 chapters from 58 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.


– current, complete coverage of essential cardiovascular medicine topics, including diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders, heart rhythm disturbances, disorders of the heart, and disorders of the vasculature
– an important opening section “introduction to cardiovascular disorders” provides a systems overview, beginning with the basic biology of the cardiovascular system, followed by epidemiology of cardiovascular systems, and approach to the patient
– integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
– high-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current and preparing for the boards
– helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

practice of clinical echocardiography

catherine m. otto


the new edition of practice of clinical echocardiography provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and doppler flow data. designed for those already equipped with a mastery of basic principles, this definitive reference shows you how to apply these findings to your daily clinical decision making. each chapter focuses on a specific disease process with technical details of qualitative and quantitative interpretation of echocardiographic images and doppler flow more

cardiovascular hemodynamics for the clinician

george stouffer


cardiovascular hemodynamics for the clinician, 2nd edition, provides a useful, succinct and understandable guide to the practical application of hemodynamics in clinical medicine for all trainees and clinicians in the field. * concise handbook to help both practicing and prospective clinicians better understand and interpret the hemodynamic data used to make specific diagnoses and monitor ongoing therapy * numerous pressure tracings throughout the book reinforce the text by demonstrating what will be seen in daily practice * topics include coronary artery disease; cardiomyopathies; valvular heart disease; arrhythmias; hemodynamic support devices and pericardial disease * new chapters on tavr, ventricular assist devices, and pulmonic valve disease, expanded coverage of pulmonary hypertension, fractional flow reserve, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and valvular heart disease * provides a basic overview of circulatory physiology and cardiac function followed by detailed discussion of pathophysiological changes in various disease statesshow more

short stay management of acute heart failure

w. frank peacock


this book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (hf) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. supported by the society of cardiovascular patient care, a quality improvement organization that trains and accredits over 1,000 hospitals for heart failure, chest pain, and atrial fibrillation management, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality hf management. fully updated and revised, the third edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating to hf management; pathophysiology and demographics of acute hf; emergency department assessment and treatment of acute hf; admission, treatment, and disposition of acute heart failure in short stay units; and resources such as clinical pathways, algorithms, and patient education tools that can be directly utilized in various healthcare settings.
short stay management of acute heart failure, third edition, is an essential guide for cardiologists, emergency physicians, and hospital administrators, as well as for institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure more

ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm 2016 the definitive manual

benjamin w. starnes


this manual is designed to serve as the standard for the management of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa) by means of modern techniques. all aspects are covered, from pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and diagnosis through to initial management, operative strategies, postoperative complications, outcomes and quality of life issues. the book is based on the experience gained at a leading u.s. institution (harborview medical center, university of washington) that treats up to 40 patients with ruptured aaa annually and is highly respected for its expertise in this medical emergency. the team at harborview medical center has recently shown that the implementation of a structured protocol for the management of ruptured aaa, with emphasis on an "endovascular-first" strategy, dramatically reduces mortality and complications. this has led to a sea change in the way in which patients are managed. there is an increasing hunger for information on these codified protocols and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: the definitive manual will be invaluable for both surgeons and critical care more

diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension 2017 from bench to bedside

yoshihiro fukumoto


this book focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah, group 1) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (cteph, group 4) among the various groups of pulmonary hypertension (ph) whose classification was updated into five major categories at the 5th world symposium held in nice, france, in 2013. readers will find recent progress, methods, and up-to-date information on ph mechanisms, diagnostic images, and treatment in the management of ph.this volume, with contributions by leading researchers worldwide in the field , consists of five parts, starting with the fundamentals of ph, then pathophysiology and genetics, treatment, and right ventricular more

cardiopulmonary bypass

sunit ghosh


cardiopulmonary bypass, 2nd edition, offers a complete introduction to this specialist technique for medical and technical personnel involved in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support. a clinically based overview of the subject is provided and updated chapters incorporate the most current developments in the field. introductory chapters cover equipment and preparation of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine, safety and monitoring, routine conduct of bypass, and the process of weaning from mechanical to physiological circulation. specialist chapters on mechanical support, ecmo, special surgical procedures, blood conservation techniques, and particular medical conditions that affect the conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass are also included. this new edition includes self-assessment multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to test their own understanding of the material. written and edited by specialists from leading cardiac centres in the uk and usa, this is an invaluable resource for clinical perfusion scientists, cardiac surgeons and cardiothoracic anaesthetists in more

interventional cardiology principles and practice 2

george dangas


expert guidance from internationally recognized authorities, who provide clear and current updates on all aspects of interventional cardiology. this new edition; * contains a radically expanded chapter contents list presented in four clear sections; coronary interventions, interventional pharmacology, structural heart interventions, and endovascular therapy * includes 46 new chapters, including the latest advances in bioresorbable coronary stents, advanced transcatheter aortic valve replacement, mitraclip, new transcatheter mitral valve interventions, and more * chapters are templated for rapid referral, beginning with pathophysiological background and relevant pathology, moving to mechanisms of treatment, device description, procedural techniques, follow-up care, and ending with risks, contraindications and complications * multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter for self-assessment, a total of more than 400 mcqs in the book * features 19 procedural videos, hosted on a companion websiteshow more

clinical cardio oncology

joerg herrmann


clinical cardio-oncology is a comprehensive, clinically focused title for cardiologists, oncologists, and specialists in cardio-oncology programs who need up-to-date knowledge about the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment, especially on long-term cancer survivors. this brand-new resource covers the implementation of cardio-oncology into your practice, while a strong focus on patient management offers helpful information on coordinating care before, during, and after therapy. its highly organized four-section format allows readers to quickly and easily locate relevant more

cardio oncology principles prevention and management

roberta a. gottlieb


cardio-oncology: principles, prevention and management is a clinical volume that focuses on the basic science of cardio-oncology, addresses cardiotoxicity as a consequence of cancer therapy, and discusses prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in patients with cancer. this comprehensive volume presents unique perspectives ranging from basic science to clinical medicine in the field of cardio-oncology. it would be a valuable resource for cardiologists, oncologists, internists, and pediatricians caring for patients with cancer who have cardiovascular risk factors, as well as for cardio-oncology researchers. * covers basic science of cardio-oncology to provide readers with the necessary background * addresses cardiotoxicity related to current cancer therapeutic modalities * discusses diagnostic and management approaches of patients with underlying cardiac risk factors as well as otherwise healthy cancer patientsshow more

the breathless heart 2017 apneas in heart failure

michele emdin


this book systematically focuses on central sleep apneas, analyzing their relationship especially with heart failure and discussing recent research results and emerging treatment strategies based on feedback modulation. the opening chapters present historical background information on cheyne-stokes respiration (csr), clarify terminology, and explain the mechanics and chemistry of respiration. following a description of the physiology of respiration, the pathophysiology underlying central apneas in different disorders and particularly in heart failure is discussed. the similarities and differences of obstructive and central apneas are then considered. the book looks beyond the concept of sleep apnea to daytime csr and periodic breathing during effort and contrasts the opposing views of csr as a compensatory phenomenon or as detrimental to the failing heart. the diagnostic tools currently in use for the detection of csr are thoroughly reviewed, with guidance on interpretation of findings. the book concludes by describing the various forms of treatment that are available for csr and by explaining how to select patients for more

atrial fibrillation and percutaneous coronary intervention 2017 a case based guide to oral anticoagulation antiplatelet therapy and stenting

andrea rubboli


this book considers paradigmatic clinical cases in order to cast light on key issues relating to elective or emergency stent implantation and the use of oral anticoagulation (oac) in patients with atrial fibrillation. the topics addressed include the optimal periprocedural antithrombotic treatment (uninterrupted vs interrupted oac, intraprocedural use of heparin and glycoprotein iib/iiia inhibitors, etc.), the most appropriate type of stent (bare metal vs drug eluting vs "bioactive"), the optimal regimen (e.g., triple therapy of oac, aspirin, and clopidogrel vs the combination of oac and a single antiplatelet agent), and the most suitable duration of the antithrombotic treatment prescribed at discharge (1 vs 6-12 months). the case-based management recommendations will be of wide practical value in the current health care context, where percutaneous coronary intervention is available even to patients with relevant co-morbidities, such as those warranting long-term oac, and the indications for oac are much broader than in the past.
the book will appeal especially to clinical and interventional cardiologists, internal medicine specialists, hematologists, and family physicians and will also be of interest to cardiology and internal medicine residents and more

the psychotherapy for ischemic heart disease 2016 an evidence based clinical approach

christian pristipino


this book discusses the benefits of application of different psychotherapy techniques, in addition to optimal medical approaches, in patients with ischemic heart disease. it explains the theoretical basis for use of these techniques, discusses the scientific evidence for their efficacy, and identifies important practical issues. detailed attention is devoted to both well-established and recently developed approaches of proven value, as well as to future applications. in addition, practical insights are provided into the most effective ways of integrating psychotherapy with medical activities in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation centers. the authors are world experts in the fields of psychotherapy, pharmacology, and cardiology, who collectively provide a sound foundation for an interdisciplinary approach to patients with ischemic heart disease. psychotherapy for ischemic heart disease is both a textbook and a practical manual aimed particularly at cardiologists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists, but also internal medicine specialists, cardiac surgeons, general practitioners, rehabilitation doctors, students, nurses, and more

handbook of cardiovascular disease management in rheumatoid arthritis 2016

anne grete semb


this book is a practical and up-to-date review that discusses the impact of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the effect of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and severity on cardiovascular comorbidity, and the influence of rheumatoid arthritis drug therapy on cardiovascular risk. this title also explores cardiovascular disease as a manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis and highlights the available methods for screening and diagnosing these conditions. current and emerging therapies to aid clinicians in the daily management of their patients are also featured in this title. busy healthcare professionals who are looking for a collaborative approach to these conditions will benefit from this comprehensive more