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Human Heart

A Basic Guide to Heart Disease
9780781767774
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January 26, 2007
2007-01-26
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  • Description
    This basic text on the heart and heart diseases is geared to everyone on the cardiovascular care team, including emergency personnel, interns, residents, nurses, patients, and families. The thoroughly updated Second Edition describes current technologies for noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of coronary and vascular disease. Coverage includes a complete description of echocardiographic stress testing and new information on implanted defibrillators, indications for coronary arteriography, new drugs for heart failure, new cardiac resuscitation procedures, and use of ventricular synchronizing pacemakers. Also included are discussions of recently discovered lethal entities such as Brugada's syndrome, short QT syndrome, and the arrhythmogenic ventricle.
  • Specs
    Edition
    2
    ISBN/ISSN
    9780781767774
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Pages
    240
    Illustration
    180
    Table
    3
    Edition
    2
    Publication Date
    January 26, 2007
    Weight
    1.25
  • Brendan Phibbs MD
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Chief of Cardiology, Kino Community Hospital, Tucson, AZ
  • Features
    --Basic text on the heart and heart diseases for everyone on the cardiovascular care team, including emergency personnel, interns, residents, nurses, patients, and families
    --Explains all elements of the cardiovascular system, from normal heart to heart diseases to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
    --Second Edition highlights:
    • Current technologies for noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of coronary and vascular disease
    • Complete description of echocardiographic stress testing
    • Current data on implanted defibrillators
    • New treatments for atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation
    • New data on indications for coronary arteriography
    • New drugs for heart failure
    • New cardiac resuscitation procedures
    • Use of ventricular synchronizing pacemakers
    • Discussions of recently discovered lethal entities such as Brugada's syndrome, short QT syndrome, and the arrhythmogenic ventricle
  • Table of contents
    Structure and Function of the Normal Heart

    Valves of the Heart

    Pumping Action of the Heart

    Blood Supply of the Heart

    The Functioning Normal Heart

    Heart Failure

    Hypertensive Heart Disease

    Coronary Heart Disease

    The Heart Valves

    The Autonomic or Automatic Nervous System

    The Electrocardiogram

    Cardiac Arrhythmias

    Congenital Heart Disease

    Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Pregnancy and Heart Disease

    Pulmonary Heart Disease

    Imaginary Heart Disease

    To Pace or Not to Pace

    Medical Treatment of Heart Failure

    Catheterization of the Heart and Coronary Arteriography

    Cardiac Surgery

    Heart Attack

    Measuring the Efficiency of the Heart

    Special Diagnostic Procedures

    Review Test

    Appendix
  • Review
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